Gisele Bundchen and Carolyn Murphy have called for people to embrace sustainable practices as part of Earth Day.
The supermodels both took to Instagram on Monday (22Apr19) to upload posts about the annual event, which has been organised to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
In her post, Gisele, 38, shared a quote from a friend who compared the “pillaging and ravaging” of Planet Earth to an ill person.
“If someone is sick, you don’t keep doing things that make them sicker, you help them heal!” the Brazilian model and environmental campaigner wrote. “Many people take the soil, the food, the water, the air, and all the gifts that she provides us for granted. Many more believe we are entitled to just take and take from her without a thought of nourishing her back. We’re not!”
Gisele concluded her post by noting that there are now “clear signs” that humans must change their ways in order for the planet to thrive, and reminded her 15 million followers that Earth is “our only home”.
Meanwhile, American star Carolyn insisted that she is not a “do-gooder” but has found some practical solutions for supporting sustainability in her own life.
“Please, do what you can… eat a plant-based diet, buy vintage or sustainably made furniture and clothes, carry your own water bottle, carry your own shopping bags, use biodegradable sandwich bags or glass storage containers, use your own produce bags and buy dry goods in bulk, plant a veggie garden, buy local and organic, plant more trees, compost and recycle, remember quality versus quantity, (and) stay informed and get involved,” the 44-year-old commented.
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