RUMOR HAS IT: Celebrities follow, debate green trends
Making environmentally-conscious choices can involve lifestyle changes for some, whereas others believe it’s only media hype.
Think before it is time to flush!
Going to the bathroom is a ritual for most individuals. As a modern society, it is hard to come to terms with how much water and paper we waste every time we go to do our business.’
Macus Trade, a Pennsylvania company that sells water-efficient bathroom fixtures, says a few green celebrities are taking their waste seriously.’
Will Smith and Leonardo DiCaprio have invested in dual-flush toilets, which can potentially save owners 4,000 gallons of water each year.’
According to DailyGreen.com, a person on average will flush their toilet 140,000 times over the course of their life, flushing 1,159 liters of water per day. However, a cheap dual-flush toilet can cost more than $300.
For more frugal shoppers, EPA-approved toilet paper and recycled toilet paper are cheap ways for people to reduce carbon footprints.
Macus Trade’s blog says that musician Sheryl Crow uses toilet paper ‘one square at a time.’
Although people mean well, for many these nature-preserving changes might be a little too dirty.
It’s fashionable to recycle
Fashion designer Nicole Bridger’s autumn collection features a new take on organic clothing.’
In a DailyGreen.com article, Bridger said, ‘The world is a beautiful place and I’m inspired by things around me.”
In Bridger’s line, every item of clothing is made from organic fabrics.
A.D. Schwarz also took inspiration from the green movement, releasing an organic jewelry collection of safari chic bracelets in July.
According to DailyGreen.com, the bracelets are made from harvested wood by a local worker’s cooperative in Mozambique, and are the perfect asset to a ‘hippie-print’ dress.
By wearing organically sustainable clothing, students can limit their carbon emissions through natural fabrics.
Penn and Teller expose organic living
Shopping exclusively at Whole Foods and other organic-based stores can be expensive, begging the question of whether or not environmentally conscious students are making an impact or wasting their money.’
Penn and Teller’s show on Showtime featured an organic food special in an episode during the show’s seventh season.’
Penn and Teller said that organic foods are no different than regular foods with preservatives and pesticides.
Penn said that eating organic food means ‘you’re getting your food from giant corporations or China.”
Simon Leufstedt, editor of Green-blog.org, disagrees. Leufstedt called Penn and Teller faux think tanks on his blog. He accused the duo of being funded by green giants like The Cato Institute who spread and fund anti-scientific climate misinformation.