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rom Veronica Mars to Forgetting Sarah Marshall, her face is unmistakable. Thanks to the worldwide popularity of Frozen, her voice is now unforgettable, as well. Kris- ten Bell, though, believes the greatest contribution she can make is embody- ing an eco-friendly lifestyle together with her husband, actor Dax Shepard, and their two daughters, finding ways to help the planet survive and thrive for genera- tions to come.


Which core beliefs catalyze your passion for consciously stewarding the environment? I wholeheartedly believe: Every prob- lem has a solution. We are all global citizens. Kindness is always in fashion. We have to laugh at ourselves. There is strength in forgiveness. Honesty without tact is cruelty. No one can make me feel inferior without my consent. Ultimately, we are responsible for one another and for the creatures and places around us. I felt good about caring for the


world around me before I had kids, but now I also derive a ton of self-esteem from being a good example for them.


How has celebrity supported your role in speaking out on behalf of your favorite causes? I have the rare gift of a public platform,


which is amazing to me, since I felt so small and unheard as a child. Social me- dia can be a megaphone, so I use it to be a conduit to support causes I believe


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in. People don’t have to listen… but when they do, helpful things happen. My approach is to spotlight an issue while also shedding light on a solution. I particularly like talking about child- hood malnutrition and telling people about ThisBarSavesLives (This- BarSavesLives.com), which donates a life-saving nutri-


tional packet to a child in need every time we buy this organic, gluten-free snack bar. I love their motto, “We eat together.”


What Earth-friendly actions do you and your family embrace in day-to-day living? Our fun time revolves around being ac- tive outdoors. We love hiking as a fam- ily, walking a mile to dinner or biking along the river. We often go exploring and make up outdoor games such as: How far can you jump? How far can I throw this? and Let’s race! The kids like to get dirty and my husband and I like to breathe fresh air at the end of a workday. We have a garden where the girls and I are learning about growing and caring for edible plants and how to cook what we grow. Our thumbs aren’t very green just yet but we are trying.


As PETA’s “Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities” of 2013, why are you and Dax convinced that healthy vibrancy doesn’t rely on eating meat? I have been a vegetarian since I was 11. I have never wanted to eat meat, even


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