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"One Tree Hill" stars Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols talked to Planet Green about their recent trip to the Gulf Coast, where they tried to help with clean-up efforts on the oil-soaked beaches, and about the ways they try to keep the Earth healthy in their daily lives, from composting and installing energy-efficient appliances at home to encouraging recycling and saving energy on their show's set. And they agreed that going green isn't just for the rich."People who I know who compost are farmers and ranchers," says Bush. "I saw firsthand in Grand Isle people who have no wealth whatsoever, people who work with their hands every day, who bring home food on their table because they caught it in the sea -- these are not people who drive Bentleys or fly on private planes. They are not wealthy people who are clamoring for a green future for their Gulf Coast." Read part one and part two of the interview on Planet Green.
Christina Hendricks Goes Homemade
"Mad Men" actress Christina Hendricks traded her vintage '60s costumes for handmade scarves in a photo shoot for Etsy, where she models felted neckwear from BlackbirdDesignHouse. The shop, run by fellow actress Tamara Mello (who former "Popular" fans will remember from her role as Lily Esposito) sells felted wool products, including nesting bowls, baskets, plant cozies, and trays along with the scarves -- all of which Mello knits by hand, felts without the use of machines, and then shapes and dries in the sun for one-of-a-kind goods with a low carbon footprint. (Via Craft)
More from Ryan Reynolds on the Gulf Coast Oil SpillVideo via YouTube
Last week, the NRDC released a PSA with Ryan Reynolds that questioned the true cost of a gallon of gasoline -- and this week, they put out a second video with the actor, in which he gives up the script to talk about his own experience on the Gulf Coast -- where he was shooting when the spill began; the families and locals that depend on the environment for their livelihood; and the long-term impacts of the spill, both positive and negative. "You look at this and you think that there's actually an opportunity hidden in this tragedy, and that's that we have to learn from our mistakes. What we're doing is literally what cavemen did -- we are quite literally setting things on fire to produce energy, and there are so many more viable alternatives to that."