"So we find ourselves on the brink. It’s clear humans have had a devastating impact on our planet’s ecological web of life." -Leonard DiCaprio, The 11th Hour 

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So she's not exactly a 'green' celebrity, but she's still making a difference. Singer and songwriter India Arie is known for her captivating, thought provoking lyrics and haunting melodies. But she's more than a voice, more than a stage persona. She's using her power as a celebrity to do two very different things: empower women to love themselves as they are and, more recently, helping to turn the world's attention to the AIDS epidemic in Africa. And together they sum up what India stands for. 

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She's considered one of the world's most beautiful people. Her films have made you laugh (Wedding Crashers) and sob so hard you ran out of tissues (The Notebook). But I bet you didn't know that in addition to being a magazine cover girl, a leading lady and a red carpet goddess, she's also an environmentalist. Better yet, her love for nature and the environment isn't just an excuse to get press or a pet project to help her get tax breaks. She's been environmentally conscious since she was a kid, and to this day she does everything she can to lighten her footprint on the world (and even dreams of living in a tree house and growing her own food). 

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The pages of the weekly magazines would lead you to believe that all celebs live a life of champagne wishes and caviar dreams. But that's truly not the only scenario. Some use their stature (and money) to help a cause. And what bigger cause can there be than trying to save the earth? Woody Harrelson has done a lot with his name. He's gone on 'tour' promoting simple organic living, he's published a book (How To Go Further) and he even has his own eco-driven website that he started with his wife, Laura (voiceyourself.com). 

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