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Musician Paul McCartney isn't shy about taking a stand for animal rights -- the vegetarian superstar has talked about his journey to a meat-free diet and supported Meatless Mondays -- and now he's speaking up for another group: the monkeys that NASA uses to predict how space travel will affect humans. According to Gigwise, the singer-songwriter says, "I believe NASA has the ingenuity to investigate the health effects of space travel without confining and experimenting on animals as was done in the old days. It would be terribly disappointing if in our zeal to explore new frontiers and to learn about the fascinating universe where we live we began to regress in our treatment of the animals with whom we share this planet." (Via Vegetarian Star)
Angela Lindvall Gets Personal with her Profession
Model and "Alter Eco" host Angela Lindvall spoke to EcoStiletto about the challenges of balancing her professional life -- and representing brands that don't always make sustainability a top priority -- with her personal green ethics and morals. Though she says it's been a difficult task, her new roles as the face of DNKY Pure and Biotherm's new organic products and as a member of the NRDC's Clean by Design Initiative mean that both of her passions are starting to come together. "It's super exciting to take the message of beauty and skin into a more holistic approach -- from the inside out," she says. "It's much more than skin deep. Women feel so much stress juggling between their careers and their families. The stress that we have compared to our grandmothers is just insane." Read about Lindvall's green fashion, beauty, and lifestyle tips at EcoStiletto.
Ewan McGregor and UNICEF Speak Out for Flood Relief in PakistanVideo via YouTube
Actor Ewan McGregor spoke out in support of the victims of the floods in Pakistan as part of his role as a UNICEF ambassador, filming a public service announcement that describes the needs of the country's children. "Children's homes and schools have been washed away," he says. "They have no food or clean water. The roads and vital supplies have disappeared overnight. Pakistan has never seen a disaster of the scale before." Visit the UNICEF site to see how you can pitch in. (Via Ecorazzi)
PETA Celebrates its 30th Anniversary
The lineup for PETA's 30th anniversary gala, scheduled for September 25 in Los Angeles, brings together an impressive roster of green celebrities: Honorees include Bob Barker, Woody Harrelson, Anjelica Huston, Kellan Lutz, and Lea Michele, among others; presenters include Chrissie Hynde, Pamela Anderson, and Wilmer Valderamma; and host Alec Baldwin will oversee the festivities, which also include a silent auction and vegan menu, according to Mother Nature Network. Online tickets are sold out, but you can contact PETA for more information about availability.