To celebrate Earth Day (April 22), let's take a look at some eco-friendly celebrity parents, starting with one of the best and greenest actresses of all time, Cate Blanchett.
“I’m extremely concerned about climate change as a mother," the mom of three says, "because I want to ensure for my children a very safe and sustainable future." The Oscar-winning Australian actress has spent over $1.5 million making her home eco-friendly — 20,000-litre water tank, solar panelling, energy-efficient lights, grey water recycling, etc.
Cate and her hubby, Andrew Upton, won the 2010 Green Globe Award for "greening" the Sydney Theatre Company. She is also an ambassador for the Australian Conservation Foundation and SolarAid. Go Cate!
This article was originally published April 2013.