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CELEBS: Celebrity green goods: going, going, gone


Among all the stars donating time, money, energy, and the clothes off their backs, here’s a round-up of some current good green deeds:

Tom Hanks, who drives hybrids and solar paneled his office, is making a YouTube appearance to promote autographed wind-up, solar-powered radios being auctioned on eBay for the Freeplay Foundation. The foundation distributes Lifelights, portable LED lights, to rural areas in South Africa. Bids end February 1st…  

Spinal Tap’s auctioning its Global Warming guitar, tricked out with a laser-engraved image of Al Gore and Fahrenheit/Celsius temperatures scaling up the fingerboard. Played at the "Warmer than Hell" reunion performance at Live Earth, the ax approached $15,000 at last look.

Alec Baldwin and Jason Priestley raised monies for Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s Waterkeeper Alliance at the Banff Springs Celebrity Sports Invitational.

Tony Parker and wife Eva Longoria are desperately” trying to get their contractor on board with building a green house with recycled wood, a grey water treatment system, and solar power…

Hero's Hayden Panettiere campaigned for Save the Whales Again! in Washington D.C last weekend. Already generating awareness on Ellen DeGeneres and Access Hollywood with her activism against Japanese fishermen’s seasonal hunt of 20,000 dolphins and 1,000 whales, she’s now donating her used clothes to raise funds for The Whaleman Foundation and Animal Welfare Institute. Her closet castaways include a Juicy Couture dress, Kenneth Cole shoes, as well as Toggery Tees.

In her search for non-leather shoes, vegan Natalie Portman created her own collection for Té Casan. The actor’s limited-edition slippers, satin sandals, and faux-patent pumps are available for pre-orders with proceeds benefiting The Nature Conservancy…Long and slender Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen has also designed a line of rubber sandals for Ipanema to heighten awareness about water. Proceeds go to Akatu Institute, WWF's Springs from Brazil, and other organizations that protect resources.

On Thursday (1/31), Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Jil Sander, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Narciso Rodriguez, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney (naturally), and 22 other designers participating in Earth Pledge’s FutureFashion’s eco-friendly runway show at Gotham Hall prove style doesn’t suffer by using organic fibers, recycled fabrics, biopolymers, natural dyes, and other sustainable materials. Beforehand, Nancy O'Dell hosts a press conference with sponsor Pure & Natural about an initiative with Bravo’s Project Runway.