Harrison Ford's Green New World and More Celebrity News
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Facebook offers plenty of eco-focused games to fill your time in between status updates and photo tagging, but the newest one, Ecotopia, has some very big names behind it -- including Harrison Ford, whose Conservation International teamed up with Talkie game studio to develop and release the game. Players are tasked with building their own city, and receive points for implementing green initiatives. "I'm excited to be involved with Ecotopia because I see it as a great way to engage millions of people in our fight to protect our planet by taking action online and in our daily lives," says Ford. "I think Ecotopia will help get people involved in a way that is fun, educational, and meaningful." (Via Hollywood Reporter)
Turn Out the Lights with Miranda KerrPhoto: Wireimage/Venturelli/Getty Images
Mark your calendars: on Saturday, March 26, at 8:30 p.m., millions of people around the world will once again go dark for Earth Hour, a symbolic celebration of the worldwide environmental movement. This year, model Miranda Kerr is the event's global ambassador; she says, "This is an opportunity for every individual, every business, and every community to switch their lights off for one hour in a collective display of commitment to protect the one thing that unites us all -- the planet." And after the lights come back on, continue that commitment by making some of the eco-friendly changes Kerr suggests. (Via Ecorazzi)
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Malin Ackerman: Green Teacher
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Actress Malin Ackerman -- who talked to EcoStiletto about her work with the NRDC, her love for shopping secondhand, and her fight against vampire power -- is extending her environmental efforts: Mother Nature Network reports that the "Couples Retreat" actress is installing solar panels on her house, driving a hybrid car, and walking everywhere she can. But she's also devoting her time to the students at LeConte Middle School in Los Angeles: "We plant gardens and teach the kids about nutrition and planting and the environment and taking care of the earth."
Save Water with SNLVideo: Save Water Today
"Saturday Night Live" alums Rachel Dratch and Horatio Sanz, along with "Law and Order: SVU"'s Diane Neal, partnered with the Save Water Today campaign for a series of PSAs that point out all the ways you're wasting water -- leaky pipes, too-long showers, half-full dishwasher loads -- without even realizing it. The ad explains that in less than two years, more than half the states in the U.S. could face water shortages -- and offers easy tips for reducing your usage.