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These stars want to save the planet

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Ed Begley Jr.
Widely lauded for embracing sustainable energy in the 1970s, Begley continues to push solar and wind power, and can even power a toaster using a bike.

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Cate Blanchett
“Carbon Cate” was an early backer of Sungevity Inc., the California-based company that leases rooftop solar panels. Venture capitalists have since piled in.

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Leonardo DiCaprio
His DiCaprio Foundation supports renewable energy, the environment and wildlife protection. But the actor has also invested in Fisker Automotive, which makes high-end plug-in hybrid cars.

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Daryl Hannah
If getting arrested over Keystone pipeline protests hasn’t already established her green cred, Hannah has other points—like her site, which sheds light on everything from biofuels to global warming.

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Mark Ruffalo
The actor is a vocal opponent of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, now being used to tap new sources of fossil fuels. He has teamed up with Stanford environmental engineer Mark Jacobson to research and promote renewable energy.

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Neil Young
The rocker’s Lincvolt project combines his love of cars and the environment, powering a 1959 Lincoln Continental convertible with an electric motor that is charged on board by cellulosic ethanol.


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