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01/31/12

Energy-Efficient Celebrities: Pitt, DiCaprio and More

Photo of Brad Pitt credit Just Jared.

From the Oscars to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, Hollywood gets a close-up this time of year. Many of the celebrities walking the red carpet lend their names to environmental causes – but which actors use their star power to highlight energy efficiency, specifically? Brad Pitt, Gisele Bündchen, and Sophia Bush, to name a few. This awards season, watch out for green superstars on the red carpet!

Brad Pitt

Golden Globe winner and 2012 Oscar nominee Brad Pitt is well-known for his humanitarian work with celebrity partner Angelina Jolie. Energy efficiency often plays a role in Pitt’s philanthropic activities. In fact, he helped with the energy-efficient reconstruction of houses destroyed in Hurricane Katrina through his Make It Right Foundation, which revitalized a damaged New Orleans neighborhood with storm-resistant homes that qualify for the ENERGY STAR label and LEED Platinum certification.

If that was not enough, Pitt and his brother contributed $600,000 for energy efficiency upgrades to the sports and events center at Drury University, their Missouri hometown college. The upgrades made it the first arena in the United States with LEED Gold certification.

Be sure to look for this energy-efficient superstar at the 2012 Academy Awards!

Sophia Bush