Hollywood's New Green Crusaders

Orlando Bloom, Miley Cyrus do Earth proud
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Aug 29, 2009 5:48 AM CDT
British actor Orlando Bloom embraces a Japanese fan upon arriving at the Asia premiere of "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" in Tokyo Wednesday, May 23, 2007.   (AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara)
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(Newser) – Celebs may not be known for living simply, but a new generation of eco-friendly stars is taking a stand for the planet. Grist rounds them up:

  • Orlando Bloom owns a solar-powered house, drives a hybrid, and is a founder of Global Cool, which campaigns against climate change.
  • Rachel McAdams keeps a blog called Green Is Sexy, gets around on a bike, and says she’s putting her house on green power.

  • Adrian Grenier has a TV show, Alter Eco, about the green renovation of his house.
  • Emma Watson says she “cannot not be green. ... My car is electric, I recycle, I take public transportation.”
  • Hayden Panettiere, who has boated among hunter-threatened dolphins to protect them, won a PETA “Compassion in Action” award.
  • Miley Cyrus traded her SUV for a hybrid, assigned chickens used in her movie to “good homes,”  and has a song about global warming.