Actress Sandra Bullock isn't new to the environmental movement. Growing up, Sandra says her mother raised her and her sister on macrobiotic foods and taught them to be wary of chemicals and pesticides.
"It wasn't fun as a kid. We went to the neighbors for our Cheetos and the good stuff. … I hated it then, [but] I love it now," she says. "She recycled everything—nothing was bought and disposed of. It's astounding to me now more than it ever was when I was a kid."
When Sandra was a little girl, she says health food stores like Whole Foods didn't exist. Instead, her family shopped in small stores that sold vitamins, pesticide-free fruits and vegetables and clothing made without dyes or chemicals.
"[My mother] engrained it in us pretty much," Sandra says.
- Owns restaurant that is green from the ground up. Coffee cups and takeaway boxes are made from sugarcane. Cutlery is made from potatoes. The furniture in the place is all recycled, including some tables made from the floorboards of a house that she renovated.
"My mother was macrobiotic, health food, no chemicals, made all her own bed... I hated it then but I love it now because she recycled everything."
- Has entire line made out of soy wax. She is doing this after finding out about the chemicals that are in wicks and wax of regular candles. Since soy wax is a renewable resource, Sandra decided to stick with that.