Wednesday, July 25, 2007

My Favorite Celebrity Money-Saving Tips From the Green Book

To save money and water, Jennifer Aniston takes three-minute showers and even brushes her teeth while the under the nozzle. That's one of several celebrity tips in The Green Book The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time By Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen. I like the book and the concept because living green also saves greenbacks.

Here's a sample:

Will Ferrell: Drives an electric car

Owen Wilson: Uses recycled paper towels and eco-friendly cleaning products.

Tyra Banks: Uses a water filter instead of buying bottled water. Turns out lights after leaving a room and flushes the toilet only when needed.

Cameron Diaz:
"My grandmother raised her own livestock in her backyard, her own vegetables in her backyard. And it was just here in the Valley next to Glendale, next to where the California Pizza Kitchen is right now.

It was a different era and a different mentality. She raised her first four children there.I watched my grandmother reuse tinfoil and plastic bags. And when she was finished with a loaf of bread, she kept that plastic bag and she would use it for something. She would make soap out of the fat drippings off of the meat she cooked. Nothing went to waste. Everything was reused and recycled. So I had that as an example."

link to full interview

Here's The Green Book website. The "solutions" menu option on the official site offers a list of money-saving solutions.

The book was recently featured on Oprah. Here's a link to Going Green 101: What Your Family Can Do Today!


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1 comment:

GothamTomato said...

The easiest way celebs save money by having so many things, from clothes to gadgets, given to them for FREE. (And til recently, most of it has been tax free).