You may see her as a beautiful actress with a big smile and a sparkle in her eye, but CameronDiaz is much more than that. Not only is she fun-loving and outgoing, but she is doing her part for the environment. She lives green in her life on a daily basis, as well as being an environmental activist. Whether Cameron is driving her prius, recycling, or watching her energy consumption, she is always doing her part for the world.

In 2007, Cameron took her environmentalism into education by writing the foreword for The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time. She believes that everyone can do their part, whether it’s big or small. She also explains that the earth is the one thing that everybody shares. We survive off the earth and it is the only thing that every being on this planet has in common.

Beyond her writing abilities, Cameron also has an alliance with Live Earth and helped promote their launch. On 7.7.07 Live Earth went live with concerts on 7 different continents to spread awareness of the Climate Change facing our planet. Cameron teamed up with former VicePresident, Al Gore, and Kevin Wall to create the “Most Watched Online Entertainment Event Ever,” which caught the attention of millions of people.

Perhaps the coolest thing she has done was the MTV series Trippin, which targeted the youth of America. The next generation is our future, and it is important they are aware of our environment.

In the show, Cameron and her friends, including Drew Barrymore, explored different parts of the world, some of which are in danger and need help. The crew informed the viewers of the beauty and importance of each place, as well as how they can help and get involved. This just goes to show how great of a person this actress is and how important environmental issues are to her.

Obviously this “wonder-woman” can not dedicate 100% of her time to going green, but she does what she can, when she can. For example, when she is working in the city she often visits the gardens where she takes off her shoes ,and just relaxes barefoot in Mother Nature’s beauty. Cameron even goes as far as hugging trees. She literally loves to just be one with the Earth. She is just the little “green princess” of Hollywood.

-Lauren Bowler

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