5 CELEBRITIES WHO HAVE GONE SOLAR

5 CELEBRITIES WHO HAVE GONE SOLAR

Celebrities often use their fame to promote causes important to them. Environmentalism in particular is a movement close to the hearts of many, especially those living in Southern California where climate-related issues like drought have been acutely felt over the last couple of years. Applying theory to daily life, these celebrities have incorporated environmentally-conscious practices into their lifestyle, most often by building green homes that utilize renewable solar power in lieu of relying solely on fossil fuels whose byproducts are directly contributing to the rising temperature and change in acidity of ocean waters.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen

 

Appointed as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 2009, Gisele Bündchen has long been a supporter of environmental causes and advocated taking proactive steps to reduce your carbon footprint. When she and Tom Brady were building their California home, green elements were heavily incorporated into the design, including solar power. Much of the roof is covered in photovoltaic panels and a massive installation was done near the garden.

Daryl Hannah

 

Daryl Hannah is a longtime environmental activist and her home in Colorado is 100 percent off the grid. As a co-founder of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, Hannah is passionate about using fuel that’s truly sustainable and socially responsible, which is why her home relies on solar panels for its energy consumption and is supplemented by a backup biodiesel generator.

 

Daryl Hannah is a longtime environmental activist and her home in Colorado is 100 percent off the grid. As a co-founder of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, Hannah is passionate about using fuel that’s truly sustainable and socially responsible, which is why her home relies on solar panels for its energy consumption and is supplemented by a backup biodiesel generator.

 

 

 

 

Johnny Depp

 

In 2008, Johnny Depp purchased a 35-acre island in the Caribbean and hired the founder of the Hydrogen House Project, Mike Strizki, to make the island paradise entirely self-sustainable using solar hydrogen power.

 

 

Julia Roberts

 

The movie star and her husband Danny Moder have gone green with their 6,000 square-foot home in Malibu, California. Adorning the roof the expansive estate are massive solar panels, enough to support most of the family’s energy needs in sunny California.

Edward Norton

 

For more than a decade, Edward Norton has been an advocate for solar panel use and in 2003 he teamed up with BP to create the Solar Neighbors Program, a nonprofit endeavor that seeks to bring affordable solar energy technology to low-income homes in California. He’s also been a goodwill ambassador for biodiversity at the United Nations since 2010. His own Los Angeles home has relied on solar panels for many years.