18 Questions:Celebrities’ Green Resolutions

by Lauren Verini

Today is New Year’s Eve and is a time to reflect on the past year as well as set goals for the year ahead. Here at eco18 we are always thinking about how we can become more environmentally friendly and improve our sustainability efforts. Today we wanted to take a moment to look back at all of the environmentally-friendly celebrities and green industry leaders we had the privilege of interviewing over this past year to see what their green resolutions are for the year ahead.

What is one environmental change you vow to make in the next year?

“I vow to switch all of my light bulbs to environmentally friendly CFLs. Right now I’d say only 50-60% of my lighting is CFLs. I will also be more mindful of shortening my time in the shower—I love getting under the hot water at the end of a long day, but it’s wasteful. I’ve also been biking more around Portland and want to keep it up!” – Bitsie Tulloch, star of NBC’s Grimm

“No more water bottles. It’s convenient but it’s got to stop. Every time I pick one up I feel guilty and know I’m taking the easy way out on something that I could so easily change with the tiniest amount of extra thought.” – Shenae Grimes, actress (90210), creator of Two Halves clothing and accessories line.

“To impact young and old to take action to REFUSE before you reduce, reuse, recycle and to activate them in innovative ways for change in their communities and campuses. (i.e. #BYOC) Personally, to drive less.” – Angela Sun, host of “Yahoo! Sports Minute” and director/producer of the documentary film, Plastic Paradise

“As the New Year approaches, I am making a vow to be better at recycling and water conservation. #shortershowers” – Savannah Chrisley, star of USA Network’s reality series, Chrisley Knows Best.

“I need to be much more conscientious of turning the lights off at home. It’s a terrible habit.” – Stassi Schroeder, television personality (Vanderpump Rules), jewelry designer, and fashion columnist,

“ It would have to be choosing more green clothes to purchase. I love wearing vintage. My grandma’s closet is the BEST, and I love to borrow clothes from amazing designers, a very green choice because they get recycled and re-worn!! I do purchase sometimes. So…calling all green fashion designers out there – please contact me ASAP.” – Alysia Reiner, actress (Orange Is The New Black), producer, jewelry designer, mother, humanitarian and environmentalist.

“I recently converted both of my homes and our Lorna Jane Head Office in Australia to solar energy. This year I plan to do the same at our USA Headquarters.” – Lorna Jane Clarkson, founder of women’s activewear brand

“I vow to use reusable cloths instead of paper towels in the kitchen.” – Caitlin Crosby, singer-songwriter and founder of The Giving Keys

“My goal for next year is a personal and professional one. I would like to see ‘green’ becoming more mainstream in America. I would like Green Festivals in New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco, to contribute to this and to be a key component of promoting ways to be green that are practical, viable and accessible for anyone.” – Corinna Basler, President of Green Festivals

“It’s simple but not leaving my house without a BPA free water bottle. I still use plastic bottles from time to time, especially on set when things are chaotic and I’m looking for water.” –  Maiara Walsh, Actress, The Starving Games, Cory in the House, Desperate Housewives and Switched at Birth

“I vow to take our message to mainstream America to create a massive awakening.” – “Coach” Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute

What is your green resolution for 2015?

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