Hayden Turns Hero, Justin Tees Off, Gisele Saves the World, and More
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Hayden Panettiere made her love for sea mammals clear when she joined with other protesters to stop a dolphin hunt in Japan, but she's proved herself as a hero to flying animals as well as swimmers; click through to see why--and for the rest of the week's best celebrity green news. PETA reports that Panettiere stopped filming a scene on the set of Heroes when a colleague aimed a leafblower at a tree to oust some birds, quoting her as asking, "What are you doing? How would you like someone to blow that thing inside your house?" Panettiere fan site Hayden Rocks reports that the scene was moved to a different set to accommodate her new winged friends. (Via Page Six)
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Gisele Bundchen is said to be making the jump from supermodel to superhero next spring as the animated star of GiGi & the Green Team, a series of AOL webisodes. In the cartoon, GiGi "lives a double life--supermodel by day, superhero protector of the environment by night." And while the show is aimed specifically at girls, we imagine there will be plenty of boys tuning in to see Tom Brady's wife as defender of the world--though maybe more for her outfit than her action moves. (Via Ecorazzi)
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Singer Alanis Morissette and actor Woody Harrelson may seem an unlikely pair, but they have at least two things in common: a love for denim and a passion for the environment. They've teamed up to promote Reco Jeans, a company that makes pants from up to 50 percent recycled cotton denim (other brands use only 10 percent). Each style is named after an endangered plant, and everything that goes unused at the factory--from extra denim to loose threads--is recycled into new fabric.
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Golfing may not be the greenest hobby, but now eco-minded putters can hit the links at Justin Timberlake's environmentally-friendly golf course, Mirimachi. LEED-certified buildings, solar-powered cars, and irrigation via rainwater keep the course green, while the project itself--which was based around renovating an existing course instead of building all new--promotes reuse and renovation.
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SeaWorld has become a favorite summer vacation spot for celebs in recent weeks: True Blood's Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin dropped in at the San Diego outpost to visit with several of the animals--posing with a bottlenose dolphin, snuggling a Magellanic penguin chick, and holding a macaroni penguin--while Outkast rapper Big Boi made friends with a penguin at SeaWorld Orlando. (Via Huffington Post)