TGIF Keen & Green Celeb: Sheryl Crow
Last week's green celebrity was Edward Norton. This week it's Sheryl Crow, and all she wants to do is save the environment!
Sheryl Crow has been known as an environmentalist for a long time, and a few years ago she even made headlines saying that to save paper, you should just use one square of toilet paper each time you go to the bathroom. This was, of course, a joke, but it did bring attention to the fact that cutting down on TP usage is a reasonable way to reduce waste. This was around the time that she joined Laurie David on the Stop Global Warming College Tour.
Sheryl Crow's Detours album, released in 2008, explored many issues, including many that were environmental and political. Check out an interview with Sheryl discussing that album and the environment.
Earlier this year, Crow performed at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on Monday, March 22, to promote World Water Day. All ticket proceeds went to the Nature Conservancy to help protect sources of clean drinking water in the United States.
Sheryl is also a creative environmentalist. While believing that paper napkins "represent the height of wastefulness," she has talked about making clothing with a "dining sleeve." The dining sleeve is detachable and can be replaced with another "dining sleeve" that you can wipe your mouth on. (Interesting, though I think I'll just stick to cloth napkins!)
Over the summer, Sheryl Crow made a list of eco-demands for her tour. All quite reasonable, the demands included recycling bins, biodegradable plates, and a no idling policy for vehicles.
Crow cites motherhood as creating an urgency to help save the earth. Still, she's optimistic, saying: "I think we're at a turning point where people can really make a difference." Thanks to people like you, Sheryl!