There are very few people in the world with more important jobs than mothers. (The only exceptions are Beyoncé, because being #flawless ain't easy, and Hillary Clinton because changing the world ain't easy, either). Aside from Courtney Love or anyone who’s ever appeared on Teen Mom or Celebrity Rehab, mothers are amazing across the board! They have the hardest, most thankless jobs with the highest stakes – raising well-adjusted, productive, happy human beings
As Mother’s Day approaches, I’ve been reflecting on all the reasons to love the women who raised us. There’s nothing like a mother’s touch, getting motherly advice, and knowing that even if you don’t realize it in the moment, they’re usually always right. A trend that a lot of mother’s are catching onto now is the importance of raising children in eco-friendly, organic, health-conscious homes. As always, Hollywood is ahead of the curve and there are a few celebrity moms who have been outspoken about their enviro-wise ways!
America’s sweetheart actually credits becoming a mother for her increased earth awareness. Not only does she have a sustainably designed home that is solar powered and made from environmentally responsible forests, but she has also admitted to being extra-careful after the birth of her little ones. According to Julia, she decided to use gDiapers re-useable diaper covers to reduce the amount of waste used in their house.
The former Friends turned Cougar Town queen has admitted to going totally organic with the birth of her daughter years ago. From cooking to cosmetics, household products and baby products, Courtney overhauled her entire home and life. Her favourite organic company is none other than Vitarock bestseller Weleda! She admits to using their shampoos and body washes, among other things, on both her and her daughter!
As if we needed another reason to hate her! (Kidding, sorta.) In 2009, the supermodel mother of two was named a UN Environmental Ambassador and ever since has spoken candidly about her quest to improve the environment for her children’s futures. Like Julia, one of Gisele’s biggest advocacies is reducing waste, opting for re-useable diapers and using eco-friendly food containers like these adorable Eco-Vessel products.
She’s not just an actress, producer, mother and icon. Susan Sarandon is also a long time environmental activist. From leading global warming initiatives to joining the Artists Against Fracking cause, Sarandon has also recently been a part of a campaign to end soda and water bottle waste. Citing the reported 141 billion bottles of waste in America each year, she passionately urges people not only to recycle but to invest in re-useable bottles for their beverages especially when it comes to water! And she’s right; there are so many options when it comes to beverage containers – whether it’s stainless steel, clear and colourful and even filtered – no excuses!