Eco-Celeb: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

"It's only a matter of time before one of those things takes a crap in the house," Julia Louis-Dreyfus says of the pelicans and other birds circling over her house. "I'm not too keen on that, but what can I tell ya? They live here, too." And just why do birds have such access to her home? In her state-of-the-art sustainable house, a retractable roof lets hot air out and cool ocean air in—along with whatever else might be lingering above. But Louis-Dreyfus and her husband Brad Hall are unflustered, pleased to be living somewhere so efficient and comfortable. She says the environment always comes first, ahead of other philanthropic causes: "It's our common ground, quite literally—it's the thing we all share and it's connected to everything else." Sounds far from the sentiments of Seinfeld's Elaine Benes—we're glad it's Julia we get in the real world and not the other way round. Via ::Mother Earth News [by KK]