As a mom of two, Zooey Deschanel knows running a household and being eco-conscious is kind of difficult. But whether she’s gardening at home with her 3-year-old daughter, Elsie, and 2-year-old son, Charlie, or on set, she tries to do her best to lessen her family’s carbon footprint. So, how does she do it?
When the 39-year-old 500 Days of Summer star chatted with PureWow about her Come As You Are campaign for Crocs, she was happy to offer up some tips for making motherhood a little bit more green.
“Being a mom, you value convenience,” Deschanel explained. But there are subtle ways she tries to lessen her environmental impact. For instance, “Instead of using a million paper towels, I try to use dish towels. There are so many ways I try to cut down on waste,” she said.
Like what else? Well, Deschanel said, “I try not to use plastic bags that are disposable. I got silicone reusable bags. [The kids also] have their own reusable water bottles.”