Hollywood stars are known for living it up in lavish mansions or luxury penthouse apartments. But more and more celebrities are using their wealth and influence to push for more sustainable living.
In this article, we’ll take a look at 5 famous celebrities who’s homes have some serious eco-credentials!
The star and her husband reportedly spent over $20 million to reduce the carbon footprint of their 6,000 square foot California home, where they live with their three children.
Green features include a rooftop solar array, responsibly-sourced timber, recycled tiles and various other sustainable materials. The sunny location means they’re bound to get plenty of use from those solar panels!
Appropriately enough, the star of the Pirates of the Caribbean series owns a chain of private islands in the Bahamas. Depp has worked with Mike Strizki, founder of the Hydrogen House Project, to make the 35-acre island fully self-sufficient, getting all of its power from hydrogen solar cells.
Johnny Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean co-star had his London home designed & built from scratch to be as energy-efficient as possible.
He said: “It’s as green as I can make it. It’s got solar panels on the roof, energy efficient light bulbs – newer technology basically that is environmentally friendly. It might not be possible for everyone to live a completely green lifestyle, but we can do little things to help slow global warming.”
Perhaps best known for her role in 1995’s Clueless, Alicia Silverstone is passionate about animal rights and environmental activism. Her Los Angeles home which she shares with her husband makes use of rooftop solar panels, energy-efficient appliances, recycled materials throughout and a highly efficient heating & cooling system.
As she puts it in an interview with InStyle magazine: “everything we’ve brought into this house is environmentally sound”.
This unassuming (by celebrity standards) Ontario home belongs to Rachel McAdams, know for films including Mean Girls, The Notebook and Doctor Strange. She’s also a strong advocate of environmental issues – the house is powered by 100% renewable energy and McAdams is often spotted driving an electric car or cycling around town on an electrical bicycle.