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Published on October 30, 2007
Cameron Diaz: beautiful, talented… and selfish?
In her foreword to The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time, Cameron Diaz explains why she was slow to go green: she’s “a selfish American”.
Or is she? The actress goes on to say that, without realizing it, she was “already practicing the basics, everything from recycling to composting to saving energy to hybrid cars. I had been pursuing those things myself without knowing that they were part of the movement.” And now that she knows, she’s not ready to quit: “I don’t want to be running around barefoot, pushing my car like Barney Rubble. I don’t want to go back to the Stone Age. I just want to maintain what we have for a long period of time — forever. How nice would that be?”
The book, written by Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen and published by Three Rivers Press, provides various solutions for leading a more environmentally advantageous life. Small changes all of us can make at home, work or school that will have enormous impact on the amount of water and energy we consume.
Other celebrities featured in the book include Ellen DeGeneres, Will Ferrell, Robert Redford, Faith Hill, Tyra Banks, Justin Timberlake and Jennifer Aniston.
The Green Book is available from Amazon.