Lately, I have been missing L.A. I know that with Los Angeles comes a lot of stereotypes of superficiality, jerky movie stars and a surplus of unnecessary plastic surgery. But underneath all that, L.A. really is a great place, and in it there are people who care about the environment they live in (it has a lot more vegan and vegetarian options than most of the places I have traveled).
That is why I am writing this post about Entourage star Adrian Grenier! Entourage exemplifies the lavish Hollywood lifestyle, but in real life, Adrian Grenier is working hard in order to lighten his carbon footprint. (Okay, I know he was born in Santa Fe and was raised in New York, but they have to film the show somewhere, right?)
Grenier has actually used his Hollywood success to his benefit by producing documentaries and shows that feature real green experts and teach people how to live be greener. He truly uses his celebrity and experience with film for good. To read up more on some of Adrian’s green T.V. work, go here: http://pg.treehugger.com/tv/alter-eco/
On May 13th of 2010 Grenier’s SHFT Gallery, an eco-friendly website opened up a pop up store in Los Angeles. His site is working to as a new media platform for those who want to live their lives in an eco-friendly way. He started the site after his show with producer Peter Glatzer, “ALTER ECO,” premiered in June of 2009 on Discovery’s Planet Green.
You may think that Adrian’s face would be put to better use in front of the camera and not behind an eco-friendly website, but don’t worry, he also has modeled in order to promote a sustainable style. His website worked with Gilt Man to promote eco-apparel and accessories.
Adrian also supports green and animal friendly charities. Reading Jeffrey Sachs’ “The End of Poverty” influenced him, and it has inspired him to advocate for foundations like Best Friends Animal Society, Feeding America, Global Green and UNICEF. Grenier hosted the “Fund Rager” for Kiva and co-hosted the first annual charity:water Ball with Jessica Stam in 2006. He also supports Entourage co-star Mark Wahlberg’s youth foundation.
Although the end has come for Entourage, we have no doubt that Grenier will continue to do great things for the environment and will promote a celebrity lifestyle that we can all be proud of!
POST BY LINDSAY BERG