Stars shine green
Leonardo DiCaprio and Oprah Winfrey have been voted the Greenest Celebrities of Hollywood in a list released on World Earth Day, April 22. Bollywood, too, has celebs doing their own bit for the planet. We look at our desi celebs doing good deeds. Damini Purkayastha tells more.entertainment Updated: Apr 24, 2009 19:11 IST
Leonardo DiCaprio and Oprah Winfrey have been voted the Greenest Celebrities of Hollywood in a list released on World Earth Day, April 22. Bollywood, too, has celebs doing their own bit for the planet. For most young Delhiites, Big B is the best. “He’s a vegetarian and makes being environmentally conscious cool,” says Madhurima Sinha. Neha Dhiman adds, “He’s disciplined, so he won’t waste resources.” We bring you the lowdown.
This action hero became ‘Champion of the Cause’ for Soldiers of the Earth, a kids’ campaign run by The Energy and Research Institute. He even conceptualised a comic series to make the mission popular and to raise funds.
Shah Rukh Khan
Rumour has it that his upcoming superhero film is about a dude fighting global warming while saving his ladylove.
He tied up with the UN Environmental Program to talk about global warming on his concert tour. He is part of Global Cool, which promotes eco-chic. Big B also gives DIY green tips, like not wasting electricity.
Bebo turned veggie a few years ago and has been speaking against cruelty to animals. She is a vocal supporter of the move to curb the use of plastic, and recently endorsed jute totes that said, “Ban plastic…especially smiles.”
Aamir recently supported WWF’s Earth Hour initiative, asking Indians to turn off all lights for an hour. At home, he turns off the tap while shaving, uses minimum water and electricity and even recycles paper.