A new craze is hitting TV, and it's not Charlie Sheen.
Television's most familiar faces are leading the charge to “green” their workplaces.
On House, star Hugh Laurie bought everybody coffee cups “so they wouldn't use [disposables],” reports castmate Lisa Edelstein.
The Chicago Code's Jennifer Beals insisted on recycling bins for everyone's trailers. And the first hybrid car most of us ever saw was and is driven on screen — and off — by Curb Your Enthusiasm's Larry David.
The set of Access Hollywood Live is recycled. Created from NBC's archives, it includes the fireplace mantel from Joey and kitchen set from Will & Grace. “Reusing [and] repurposing makes you more creative,” says set co-designer James Welby.
The Good Wife's impressive eco-smarts include electronic scripts, donating leftover food and composting. “It's a very intelligent, progressive group of people that are trying to do their bit,” co-star Alan Cumming says.
Entourage's Emmanuelle Chriqui has real green creds: She's a member of the Environmental Media Association's Young Hollywood Board, a non-profit that advises showbiz how to be eco-conscious. “In my generation, people really do care, and if you do know about [eco-friendly alternatives], it's very hard to turn a blind eye.”