With Cowboys and Aliens drawing near, I can’t help but be disappointed that Daniel Craig is not as eco-friendly as co-star Harrison Ford. Then again, it’s hard to imagine a James Bond who is conscience of saving the planet, when he’s so busy saving the people on it.
Turns out, Bond alumnus Pierce Brosnan defies these expectations. Turns out Brosnan played a Bond less reckless than Craig’s for a reason. He cares about the planet! He also is a part of the “Unite Against Children: Unite against AIDS” campaign with Liam Neeson and is a large supporter of same-sex marriage.
Living in true Bond style, lets start with Brosnan’s £6.5m eco-friendly Malibu mansion, which he purchased in 2010. The house is filled with solar panels, which heat his pool, house and guest cabana. And there will still be some energy left over. Heat wont be the only thing conserved; compost, waste and water will all be disposed of in a green fashion.
As far as his Bond mobile, Brosnan was given an Aston Martin Vanquish as a gift when he was making films like GoldenEye and The World is Not Enough. But because he and his environmentalist wife care about the planet, he hardly drives it around. He even took a Hydrogen 7 to the Golden Globes!
Brosnan’s real-life Bond girl is even better than those on-screen. Kelly Shaye Brosnan, an award winning broadcast journalist, has focused her career on advocating for animals and the environment as a whole. She also served as the host for a show called Great Bears on the Outdoor Life Network.
It turns out that even though Bond has a license to kill, Brosnan and his family have just the opposite, a license to save the planet.
Check out Brosnan’s tips on how to be more eco-friendly: http://www.piercebrosnan.com/popup-eco.htm
POST BY LINDSAY BERG