Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Green Hypocrisy

Poster-boy for travel by private jet while espousing green ideals Al Gore, is not alone. Trudi Styler is a member of his elite club of hypocrites.

Environmentalist Trudie Styler is being accused of hypocrisy for hiring a private jet just to take her and her stylists to a party at the White House.

Styler - who co-founded the Rainforest Foundation 20 years ago - allegedly took the gas-guzzling jet from New York to the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

She was accompanied by an entourage of eight to help her prepare for the event, with those onboard including Manhattan-based hairstylist Antonio Prieto.

And her charity is not exactly useful either-

Sting and Trudie are big proponents of saving the rainforests.

But last year it was reported that Sting's star-studded charity concert for the Rainforest Foundation in 2006 donated only 41 percent of the proceeds to tree-saving programs.

Well-run charities typically spend 75 per cent on programmes.

So how do they compare in other ways to Al Gore- whose house used more energy in one month than the average American home did in a year?

Last May, the couple were said to 'have a carbon footprint estimated at 30 times that of the average UK resident.'

Green hypocrisy- Trudi's in good company with Al Gore and even Barack Obama.

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