When it comes to sustainable practices, we often find ourselves trying to understand where to begin or how to go about it. However, in such cases, following the examples set by some of our favourite celebrities, is one of the best ways to go about it. And, if they stand as the flagbearers of some causes close to their hearts, it may inspire you to follow in their footsteps as well. Over the last couple of years, we have seen many celebrities, be it Bollywood or Hollywood, talk more about living consciously, and partner up with causes to benefit the environment. Here are some celebrities that are promoting eco-friendly practices.
1. Gul Panag
Gul Panag is one of the celebrities who walks the talk when it comes to environmental activism. She has converted to an electric vehicle to help reduce air pollution, and her home is powered by renewable solar energy. She also champions the causes of sanitation and water disposal.
2. Dia Mirza
Dia Mirza is India's United Nations Environment Goodwill Ambassador, as well as United Nations Secretary-General Advocate for Sustainable Development Goals. She is a strong advocate of conscious environmentalism, and is involved in a variety of initiatives aimed at making the planet a better place. Whether her support ranges from environmental clean-up to wildlife protection, she champions many causes. Recently, her eco-conscious wedding in February this year made waves across social media, and was hailed by many as a great step towards making festivities environmental-friendly. She ensured there was no wastage by accounting for exactly how many people were present, and had the plates according to their food preferences. The flowers and decorations were all sourced locally, and the cutlery was recyclable.
3. Nandita Das
Nandita Das, a strong supporter of rainwater harvesting and water conservation, has been fighting to raise consciousness about water pollution, declining water levels, and other issues. She's also worked with the Centre for Science and Environment to raise awareness about the importance of water conservation.
4. Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore has been extremely vocal about following a sustainable lifestyle, in addition to being an animal rights activist. In 2013, she launched her own home goods brand, Flower Home, and a beauty line, Flower Beauty. To curb the environmental effects of transportation and shipping, all of the beauty goods are made in the United States. The goods are not only made of genuine and safe ingredients, but they are also affordable and convenient for customers, as per the company claims.
5. Emma Watson
Emma Watson has advocated for sustainability especially in the fashion and beauty space. She collaborated with designer Alberta Ferretti on Pure Threads, an eco-friendly clothing collection, in 2011. Since then, Watson has made a conscious effort to be a part of the sustainable fashion movement. She created the Instagram account primarily to document the outfits she wore on the Beauty and the Beast press tour. The actress enlightened her fans about the brand and its eco-friendly practices through captions. She also endorses clean beauty, and the use of natural ingredients for skincare.
6. Shailene Woodley
Shailene Woodley is a well-known environmentalist and climate change activist. She co-founded Everything It Takes, a non-profit that uses experiential social-emotional learning to make schools and communities safer. Woodley was honoured with the Children Mending Hearts Hero for Change award in 2018, which recognises people who bring their enthusiasm for causes into action to support others. She also claims that 97 per cent of her clothing comes from thrift shops, and that she collects water from fresh springs whenever possible.