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Super Model Gisele Bundchen Wins Greenest Celebrity Award

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Gisele Bundchen

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From Versace, Dolce and Gabbana, and Victoria’s Secret to being the wife of Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen is undoubtedly the most recognized supermodel around today. She has graced MANY magazine covers of the most prestigious labels and modeled a myriad of tiny bikinis in hundreds of Victoria’s Secret catalogs. What could make this girl more special? Well she happens to have an amazing passion for the environment and is a true activist.

Gisele Bundchen, in 2011, was honored with the enviable title of Greenest Celebrity at an International Green awards ceremony held every year. Not only does she have beauty and fame but she has a big heart and love for environmental issues. What’s not to admire about this girl?

As already mentioned, the ceremony that gives out the awards is given by Green Awards which analyzes celebrities and others on their innovative and creative approaches in the name of the environment and sustainability.
Each year the Green Awards honors a celebrity who has been the most creative and innovative in the approach of sustainability of the environment. Not many people would think of the supermodel as an environmental activist but she has been a great example for her fans and has brought some important issues to light in the world. She initially became a green activist when she witnessed the effects of deforestation and water pollution in the Xingu River.

Gisele also has flip flop line of products that she uses to raise awareness and funds in support of important environmental issues to help protect rainforests like the Amazon and others too.

A few other amazing causes she has campaigned for is a project known as the Clean Water Project. At the time, (in 2008) Gisele helped life her hometown of Horizontina with the gift of clean water as well as the Drop of Water Movement which aspired to prevent the construction of the Bel Monte Dam in Brazil. If this dam were to be built it would destroy roughly 160 thousand acres of the Amazonian rainforest and not just that but could displace the local Indians out of their native homes of the past few centuries. If this is a cause that is dear to your heart and you would like to help, here is a link to sign the petition in hopes to prevent this construction from taking place.

Another major reason for winning the green award that should be noted is her green blog that she launched in 2008 with the goal of spotlighting environmental issues we can all do something about. The tag line of her site is rather catchy … “here the fashion is to be responsible”. She was also designated the Goodwill ambassador for the United Nations in 2009.

I can’t think of another celebrity that is consistently taking steps at helping our environment. She is a true environmentalist in her own right and definitely deserves this award. Gisele commented “I am blessed to have grown up in a family that embraced the importance of nature and community coexisting in harmony. My career in the public eye has given me the opportunity to raise awareness about important socio-environmental causes in hopes of promoting a more conscious relationship with our environment.”

She was not the only winner that night. Other categories included Best Green International Business Award, Best Green Government Award and Best Green New Product Innovation.

This year Gisele’s main focus is on the sustainable management of the world in the fight against climate change. Gisele is truly helping the world take notice of the importance of protecting our planet. Her current theme is “I manage the world in a Sustainable way.”

I think more celebrities need to utilize their fame for the better good of the environment and people. If you have that kind of power in the media why not use it? I tip my hat off to this woman for being an admirable example of how we can make a difference in the world.

Angie Tarantino
About Angie Tarantino (153 Posts)

Angie Tarantino is a contributor and part founder of The Environmental Blog. She covers animal rights, green tips and general green news topics She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Follow @EcoChic314


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