Eco Saint: Sophia Bush
Nobody panic, but I just realized that I have yet to sanctify the eco-friendly actress, Ms. Sophia Bush. My sin of omission is especially regrettable since the brunette bombshell has been an enormous presence in the environmental community for years: way before so many in Young Hollywood decided that sustainable living is not only good for the planet, but for their public images as well. Thankfully, this is one mistake I can easily rectify: Sophia Bush, you are hereby anointed as Global Cool’s newest Eco Saint!
Where do I even begin with this girl? Back in 2010, the Chicago P.D star used her presence in social media to raise funds to help people living in the area of the Gulf of Mexico contaminated by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The following year, the petite powerhouse took part in a marathon benefiting The Nature Conservancy. It’s rare to find a celebrity who’s really willing to break a sweat for a cause. I mean, what celebs don’t love showcasing their designer frocks at red carpet events? Not that there’s anything wrong with that, mind you. But, Ms. Bush put glitz and glamour aside when she hauled her taut derriere and sweat-matted hair across that finish line. She clearly puts the needs of Mother Earth before her own vanity.
The One Tree Hill alumna also assisted Global Green USA in the launch of H&M’s global garment-recycling initiative, and even worked with the US Environmental Protection Agency to launch an eco-friendly Facebook game called eMission.
This week alone, Sophia tweeted two times about climate change (Hey, Years of Living Dangerously, I think I’ve located your newest correspondent right here).
First, she retweeted a Newsweek article about how various cities around the world are going to be impacted by the imminent melting of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet. The following day, Sophia tweeted a link to a Huffington Post piece that spoke about the economic ramifications of planetary warming. The ex-Mrs. Murray (his loss) made certain she put her two cents in when she tweeted the Huffington Post article, adding the words “Listening Yet?” in a clear shout-out to the pesky climate change deniers.
Sophia may PLAY a ‘woman in blue’ on her hit television series, Chicago P.D, but it’s clear that ‘green’ is the color of choice for this eco-conscious thespian!
To see Detective Erin Lindsay in action, check out Chicago P.D Wednesdays at 10 PM EST on NBC.
Source: Global Cool