Joining the ranks of Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom has jumped on the green architecture celebrity bandwagon with the announcement that he is building an environmentally-friendly house in London. The environmentally-conscious ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star revealed his plans at a pre-Oscar party with the aid of environmental organization Global Green USA.Bloom said:
“It’s as green as I can make it. It’s got solar panels on the roof, energy efficient light bulbs – newer technology basically that is environmentally friendly. It might not be possible for everyone to live a completely green lifestyle, but we can do little things to help slow global warming.”
The 30-year-old heartthrob, who is rumored to be dating fellow greenie Penelope Cruz, arrived at the party in a plug-in hybrid car.
While we aren’t normally big on celebrity gossip, we do like this trend of celebrities going green. Nonprofit organization Global Green clearly got it right when they realized that if celebrities endorse specific issues, people will listen. Of course, I wish people would listen to climate scientists and do things for the right reasons, but if it takes Orlando Blooms’ foxy mug to convert people to hybrid cars and green building – we won’t complain.