Shia LaBeouf's Bad Recycling Habits, Moby's Woodstock Performance, and More
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Actor Shia LaBeouf has plenty of big-time films under his belt -- Transformers, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the upcoming Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps -- and he's an advocate for children's programs, voting, and the United States Veterans Initiative, but there's one role he hasn't perfected yet: environmentalist. According to Contact Music, he told WENN, "I'm gonna be honest with you, I'm not (environmentally friendly). I drive a truck, I'm a loser that way." And when it comes to recycling, he says he hasn't quite gotten the hang of the most basic technique: separating glass, cans, and paper. "I'm horrible, horrible, horrible," he says. "Sometimes I put the can in the right bin, sometimes I don't. I have to be better about it, I know, and I'm sorry, world." (Via Mother Nature Network )
Jim Carrey's Rice RevolutionPhoto via Top News Jim Carrey has spent the last five years working with the Better U Foundation, which he started in 2005, to encourage "transformational and sustainable ideas that can improve the lives of people around the world," as he writes in an editorial on The Huffington Post. His current project is a rice production plan that uses no pesticides and requires half as much water as the conventional process -- but results in as much as 150 percent more rice from only 10 percent of the seed. The System of Rice Intensification (SRI), says Carrrey, could be one of the keys to meeting the world's demand for food. "Improving agricultural productivity, particularly for resource-intensive crops such a rice, will be a critical factor in securing food for the world's population. SRI is an important part of the solution."
Moby Performs at Woodstock Farm Animal SanctuaryPhoto via Business Week Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary continues its summer concert series -- which also featured Chrissie Hynde, Sean Leannon, and Charlotte Kemp Muhl -- with a performance from Moby on September 25 at 5:30 p.m. on the farm in Woodstock, NY. The outdoor concert will also featuring an opening set from singer Kelli Scarr, and proceeds go to the Farm's rescue efforts -- which take in and rehabilitate abused and neglected animals. Before the concert, the farm will host a MoGo Workshop, which promises to help you "discover ways to choose the most good, act on what's most important to you, and build a better world." (Via Vegetarian Star)
Ricky Gervais Speaks Out for Baby MonkeysPhoto via The Telegraph
Comedian Ricky Gervais knows there's nothing funny about animal abuse -- which is why he's joined the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) to support its new "Stop the Baby Trade" campaign -- an effort to end research on monkeys. According to BUAV, Gervais was stunned by the brutal methods used to capture, confine, and transport the animals, which include taking infants from their mothers only six months after their birth. "Imprisoning monkeys and snatching their babies is a disgusting way to treat other primates," he said, "Monkeys are highly intelligent beings who feel pain and distress, just like us." (Via Ecorazzi)