Miranda Kerr's Green Life, Jake Gyllenhaal's Backyard Garden, and More
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Until she was engaged to, married to, and expecting with actor Orlando Bloom all in the space of a few weeks, model Miranda Kerr was most recognizable for her runway work -- and for the naked Rolling Stone cover that showed her standing up for protected koala habitats. But in a four-part series on EcoStiletto, the new mom talks about all of her environmental work, from her new skincare line to her lifelong green goals.In the second installment, Kerr talks about her new organic skincare line, KORA. "I created my KORA Organics Skincare line because I wanted a skin-care range that contained all of the ingredients that I personally wanted and could not find," she says. "KORA Organics skin-care products are 'Food for the Skin'; they nourish, nuture, and protect." For more from Kerr, check out part one and part two of the interview at EcoStiletto.
Livia Firth's Green Carpet Challenge, Round 2Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Last year, while Colin Firth made the awards show-rounds to represent his role in "A Single Man", his wife, Livia, showed off her eco-friendly fashion sense with a lineup of dresses made from reclaimed materials in what she called the Green Carpet Challenge. And this year, while he's promoting "The King's Speech", she's going to do it again -- starting with this chic black dress upcycled from one of Colin's old, moth-eaten suits. See how the suit went from trash to treasure -- and what Livia has planned for the rest of her appearances.
Prince Charles's Next ProjectPhoto by Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images
If you thought Prince Charles would be taking a break from his humanitarian and environmental work to focus on Will and Kate's potentially green wedding, think again: The future king just announced plans to build a "multimillion dollar eco-friendly village in India," reports Mother Nature Network. After seeing the towns of "Slumdog Millionaire," the prince has finalized a 25-acre development, complete with rainwater capture, recycling plans, and sustainable building materials put into place on homes, schools, and businesses that accommodate as many as 15,000 residents. A spokesman for the prince's charity, Foundation for the Built Environment, said, "It really is about making these communities great places to live even though natural conditions may at first appear to make it difficult."
Jake Gyllenhall's Green GardenPhoto by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal -- who worked with Global Green to launch the National Green Schools initiative in 2009, and donated $10,000 to Future Forests to offset the carbon footprint of his film "The Day After Tomorrow" in 2005 -- reveals that he's a green dinner date, too: Ecorazzi reports that the actor has an "obsession" with old cookbooks and a passion for scouting the finds at his local, organic market -- when he's not preparing his own harvest. "If I'm making a romantic dinner," he said, "I like to go to a farmers' market first, buy things fresh, and come up with my own dish based on whatever I've bought. I grow my own vegetables at home because I love fresh food."