Celebrities are constantly in the spotlight. Whether caught by paparazzi, on the cover of a magazine or appearing on daytime talk shows, they’re constantly "on."

Although we may know about celebs' movie roles, current albums or red carpet appearances, does anyone know about how active they are in important issues like the environment? The following people would be recognized by name for their on-camera roles or on-stage performances but you probably didn't know they were also green.
Check out these eco-friendly celebrities who are 30 and under.

Emma Watson

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Emma Watson

Age: 25

Hermione isn’t only a wizard, she’s also an eco-friendly trailblazer. Emma Watson is known as a Harry Potter star and British icon, however, she’s also a passionate designer who creates sustainable fashion. Her clothing line, Pure Threads, is eco-friendly and handmade by Fair Trade groups. Watson told Dailymail.co.uk how important eco-fashion is to her: "I think it’s important to be conscious of what we are buying and where it comes from."

 

 

Sources: www.dailymail.co.uk
www.instyle.com

Hayden

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Hayden Panettiere

Age: 25

Recognized as the sassy cheerleader from Heroes and Bring It On; All or Nothing, Hayden Panettiere outwardly cheers for things she's passionate about in real life too. Most notably, Panettiere traveled to Taiji, Japan, and paddled out to sea to try to put an end to the dolphin slaughter in 2007. She received the Gretchen Wyler Award at the 2008 Genesis Awards for her dolphin protests and became a spokeswoman for the "Save the Whales Again!" campaign.

In addition to saving the dolphins, Panettiere was also involved in a campaign to end fracking. Panettiere has landed on many eco-friendly celeb lists for her vocal efforts in the environment and energy industry.

 

 

Sources: www.eonline.com
www.huffingtonpost.com

Selena Gomez

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Selena Gomez

Age: 23

Aside from being in the spotlight for her on-again-off-again relationship with Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez is also recognized for being a UNICEF ambassador and promoting clean drinking water. In 2012, Selena became a spokeswoman for the Tap Project, which brings safe water to children who don't have regular access to drinkable water. Gomez took her efforts nationally though commercials and media campaigns to encourage others to help bring clean water to children around the world.

 

 

Sources: www.unicefusa.org
www.teenvogue.com

One Direction

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One Direction

Ages: 21-23

Heart-throb boy band One Direction started supporting the environment in 2012 when they group joined Greenpeace's efforts to stop the pollution in the Arctic. One Direction was among the first names to be inscribed in a time capsule planted in the seabed of the Arctic after approximately 3 million others joined the campaign to save the North Pole.

The boys are still committed to environmental causes even after losing a main member. In 2015, they launched Action/1D in collaboration with Action/2015.

Action/2015 is a group of organizations from all over the world creating calls to action regarding climate change, inequality and poverty. One Direction is encouraging fans to create videos and photos that they can feature in their upcoming film to show world leaders the issues people care about. The British boys have joined the movement and are ready to push important issues such as climate change onto the 2015 agenda.

 

 

Sources: newsroom.mtv.com
www.theguardian.com
www.greenpeace.org
www.greenpeace.org.uk

Shailene Woodley

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Shailene Woodley

Age: 23

ABC Family's The Secret Life of the American Teenager former star Shailene Woodley isn't really a teen mom, but she does live differently than the average American young person. According to an article with the Daily Beast, the 23-year-old doesn't own a cellphone and is apprehensive about the future of our planet.

Woodley told the Daily Beast that she's not particularly fearful about the planet because she believes the Earth is regenerative. However, she said, "My biggest fear is that people aren’t going to realize in time that we are nature, and that we need to think about that fact and respect that fact. People talk about global warming, the oceans, and the rainforest, and we need to be talking about it, but nothing’s going to change unless we change ourselves."

In her free time, the star acts similarly to her role in Divergent and hikes to the mountains for natural drinking water. According to Woodley, she's been a "self-proclaimed environmentalist" since high school and it appears that won't be changing anytime soon.

 

 

Sources: www.thedailybeast.com
www.eonline.com
www.interviewmagazine.com
www.popsugar.com

Nikki Reed

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Nikki Reed

Age: 27

Nikki Reed is climbing the charts when it comes to being an environmentalist. Could it be a result of her new marriage to Ian Somerhalder? Regardless, these two may be Hollywood's most eco-friendly couple.

Although the hunky husband is incredibly involved in environmental issues through the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, Reed is just as committed. According to an article, Reed thinks their relationship is so strong because they talk and connect over issues they're both passionate about – animals, climate change, the environment and more. Her environmental activism led her to participate in the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project in July of 2015. This nonprofit helps clean up and preserve beaches, rivers and lakes throughout the U.S.

Looks like Reed and Somerhalder are putting other couples to shame when it comes to going green.

 

Sources: www.usmagazine.com
www.eventbrite.com
www.justjared.com
www.wonderwall.com

Drake

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Drake

Age: 28

Drake concerts are full of rap and hip-hop fans or die-hard groupies from his pre-singing career on Degrassi: The Next Generation. There's one part of Drake's concerts that fans may not know about though – his biodiesel tour bus. Drake is one of many artists who work with Reverb, a nonprofit that helps bands stay green on the road.

Drake participated in the Reverb Campus Conscious Tour and visited schools such as Penn State University. His tour was unique in that it promoted sustainability and environmental awareness in addition to a hip-hop performance.

 

 

Sources: www.reverb.org
www.teenvogue.com

Amanda Seyfried

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Amanda Seyfried

Age: 29

Made famous by her ditzy role as Karen from Mean Girls, Amanda Seyfried has transformed into a Hollywood pop star. In addition to her passion for acting, Seyfried sports eco-friendly fashion in her day-to-day life.

Seyfried has been photographed wearing Sanuks. Sanuk makes sustainable shoes such as vegan slip-ons and sandals recycled from yoga mats. Through her choice in sustainable clothing, Seyfriend is sending positive vibes to the environment and setting a good example for fans.

 

 

Source: eco-chick.com

Ashley Tisdale

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Ashley Tisdale

Age: 30

Dreams do come true for Ashley Tisdale. This star had the opportunity to design her own home with the help of her dad. According to Yahoo, he built her Toluca Lake, California, mansion. Although the home was recently sold, in 2013 Tisdale was talking about her house and how it supports renewable energy.

Tisdale told E! that her home had solar panels. "I was building my house from scratch and me and my father were talking about doing solar panels because I like to do my part in any way that I can," she said.

Her new house is still under renovation so we'll see if she and her husband add solar panels!

 

 

Source: www.eonline.com

Miley Cyrus

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Miley Cyrus

Age: 22

From Disney Channel's Hannah Montana to the 2013 VMA performance, Miley Cyrus always has and always will be a standout. She's not afraid of being the center of attention – in fact, she embraces it. One way this star uses her fame to implement change is by voicing her thoughts on important issues, such as the environment.

Miley posted on Instagram on Earth Day to encourage followers and fans to preserve the planet. She used the hashtag #noplacelikehome and #wecantadaptanotherenvironmentsotakecareofit. Her caption said that we should celebrate Earth Day like we do all holidays and be gracious for the world and nature.

"Because every time we look at the sky.... Walk bare foot in the grass, stick our toes in the ocean or jay lay in a bed of puppies just remember... There is no place like home... Aka planet Earth....," she wrote on her post.

Props to Miley. No better way to send a message and have it reach almost 300,000 people than via social media.

Source: www.eonline.com

Bruno Mars

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Bruno Mars

Age: 29

Grammy-award winning songwriter and singer Bruno Mars brings his talents to good use and good causes. In 2012, Mars and Brad Pitt performed in New Orleans to benefit the Make it Right Foundation. This foundation offers eco-friendly housing for those in need.

The environment is something not only Bruno cares about, but his family also cares for. His older sister, Jaime Kailani Hernandez Bayot, is also an artist who founded Mothers About Making Amends –m.a.m.a. earth. According to the website, this organization promotes art, music and nature to positively change the world. The organization hosts charity events and collaborates with nonprofits and celebrities to fundraise and raise awareness for global issues.

Bruno is fully involved in m.a.m.a. earth and has contributed to every event. Clearly he and his family are environmental rock stars. He's not even shy to admit it – he's even referred to himself as eco-friendly on Twitter!

 

 

Sources: www.abs-cbnnews.com
www.looktothestars.org

Maisie Williams

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Maisie Williams

Age: 18

With a leading role in the show people anxiously await every year, Maisie Williams is making an impact with her fame. This Game of Thrones star has joined the environmental movement – and at a young age.

Along with One Direction, Williams is involved in Greenpeace's Save the Arctic Campaign. Williams has taken her stand by wearing a Save the Arctic T-shirt designed by world-known designer Vivienne Westwood.

Williams' photograph along with other celebs, are currently on display in the London Underground's Waterloo station, near Shell's headquarters, to send a strong message to the company.

 

 

Source: www.savethearctic.org

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