Eco-Activist Actress Takes Steps that Make a Difference
From Veronica Mars to Forgetting Sarah Marshall, her face is unmistakable. Thanks to the worldwide popularity of Frozen, her voice is now unforgettable, as well. Kristen Bell, though, believes the greatest contribution she can make is embodying 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 generations to come.
Which core beliefs catalyze your passion for consciously stewarding the environment?
I wholeheartedly believe: Every problem 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 media can be a megaphone, so I use it to be a conduit to support causes I believe in. People don’t have to listen… but when they do, helpful things happen.