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Models in Step to Prove Green Isn’t Just a Color


Reducing it’s footprint on the runway, the ever-trendy fashion scene is coming onboard the environmentally friendly bandwagon—if not, fashionably late. From brands like Edun (by Ali Hewson, Bono’s wife) and designers such as Stella McCartney (Paul’s daughter) using pesticide-free cottons and alt-fibers, now even Victoria’s Secret is racking up a “green” line next spring. Recognizing the nasty impact textile and paper industries have on the environment, the lingerie outfit will also print catalogues on paper from managed forests…

More greenistas: Supermodel Helena Christensen is dying her brunette locks green to prove her eco-lifestyle campaign (while also promoting new cosmetic products by Toni and Guy). The Dane doesn’t suggest changing hair color but does recommend washing clothes in cooler water to make a difference…

Tyra Banks, host of America’s Next Top Model “goes green” with the new season, launching Wednesday night. The production uses biodiesel-fueled vehicles and encourages contestants to conserve water and electricity in the shared house. What next?!...

Models Kate Moss and Christy Turlington have donated T-shirts to Limited Editions New York, which recently hosted another bash linking the fashion biz with environmental causes. Gathering designers like Diane on Furstenberg and celebs like Jade Jagger and Gweneth Paltrow, L.E.N.Y.’s limited editions benefit Al Gore's The Climate Project. Their website posts 50 green tips, and not just the usual suspects…

Al Gore collected an Emmy for his interactive television channel Current TV. The awards show went greenish last Sunday, as previously noted here. Among the eco-friendly efforts, a solar canopy and CFLs lit the press room, a month-worth of carbon credits offset the venue’s energy, and The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart’s amusing bit with Stephen Colbert mocked critics of celebrity jet-setting…also Discovery Channel's acclaimed Planet Earth series won the top nod for Best Nonfiction Series…

A day on the set with Cameron Diaz, a backstage meeting with Sinead O'Conner after her NYC performance, a guided trek through Yellowstone, hanging with Daryl Hannah, and the transformation of your yard into a wildlife sanctuary with Animal Planet…a few items offered for the Fourth Annual Chevy Chase Green School Auction for The Center for Environmental Education Online. The initiative which strengthens climate change awareness and healthy food in the schools has a batch of items on Charity Buzz, and so far, the highest bidding is $41,500 for lunch with former President Bill Clinton. Auction closes September 20, so there’s still time.