Southern California environment news and trends

Jessica Alba conserves water with turf lawn

Jessica Alba

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Actress Jessica Alba and her husband Cash Warren are among the eco-friendliest couples in Hollywood. Inspired by her baby daughters Honor and Haven, Alba recently launched her own start-up called the Honest Co., which sells all-natural baby products like diapers and lotion (pictured above).

That dedication to environmentalism also extends to their home, where the Pomona-born Alba recently installed an artificial grass lawn instead of natural grass to save water.

"We have a lot of water shortages in Southern California and I grew up with having to take a bath in (a little) water and (people saying), ‘Don't flush the toilet unless it's, you know...’ Alba told Contact Music recently. “There are all these rules that you just sort of live by when you live with droughts... and when you have turf you don't have to water your lawn at all.”

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Jessica Alba wants to deliver eco-friendly diapers to your home

Jessica Alba

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It’s easy to root for Jessica Alba. The beautiful young actress and Pomona, CA native has maneuvered the wilds of Hollywood with considerable aplomb. Having starred in popular FOX TV series Dark Angel and more than held her own in big-screen features like Machete and Little Fockers, she’s managed to maintain a successful marriage and family with husband Cash Warren with two young daughters, Honor and Haven. In a landscape littered with a steady supply of starlets better known for their tabloid exploits than, well, anything, Alba is the rare picture of how to life the young Hollywood life with dignity.

A long-time activist and philanthropist, Alba even hit Washington, D.C. last May lobbying for the Safe Chemicals Act, which seeks to update the Toxic Substances Control Act, regulating what kinds of chemicals can (and cannot) be used in schools, homes and workspaces.

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