Inside the Sustainable Mansions of Hollywood's Elite

How celebrities integrate luxury with eco-consciousness in their homes, inspiring sustainable living practices.

For a luxurious take on sustainable living, let's find out how high-profile individuals integrate opulence with eco-consciousness in their homes. We’ve curated a list of celebrities that have made efforts to go green to lessen their carbon footprints. Their efforts might lead other successful rich folk to adopt eco-friendly practices, too.

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts, inspired by motherhood, lives in an eco-friendly Malibu mansion despite its luxurious 6,000-square-foot size. Her children friendly home, which includes a tennis court, skate park, and swimming pool, also features energy-efficient appliances, solar panels, and lush gardens with vegetable patches and beehives. She has invested significantly in these green upgrades, demonstrating her commitment to sustainability.

Leonardo DiCaprio

In 2008, DiCaprio purchased his first East Coast property, a $3.67 million apartment in NYC’s Battery Park neighbourhood. It is located in an eco-friendly building where amenities abound. There’s a yoga studio, a billiard room, a 50-foot lap pool, a landscaped terrace, and even a dog spa. The building also boasts a 24-hour fresh filtered air system, solar panels, and its own water treatment facility. The actor still owns this home and many others too stretching perhaps claims to eco-friendliness a little.

Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone, known for her role in "Clueless," actively promotes environmentalism and a vegan lifestyle. Since 1998, she has embraced veganism, authored two vegan cookbooks, and discusses green living on her blog.

Powered by solar energy, her house features sustainable FSC Certified wood and exclusively vintage decor to minimise waste. She avoids all single-use plastics, opting for sustainable practices like using a Guppyfriend when washing clothes to prevent microfiber pollution as it is a specialised laundry bag designed to capture microfibers released from synthetic clothing during washing.

Her garden is irrigated with graywater and includes a vegetable plot and fruit trees that thrive alongside native plants, enhancing local biodiversity rather than a traditional lawn. Everything in her home, from the furniture to the food in her fridge, is chosen with environmental impact in mind, emphasising reuse and organic sourcing.

Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan, known for his role as James Bond among others, is a leading advocate for solar power in Hollywood. His Los Angeles home boasts numerous solar panels that generate surplus energy sold back to the grid. Additionally, Brosnan maintains a solar-powered compost heap..

To optimise energy efficiency, he installed a recycling system and automatic lights that switch off when rooms are vacant for over 5 minutes, reflecting a commitment to eco-friendly living.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp's love for the beauty of the Caribbean inspired him to embrace an eco-friendly lifestyle. He purchased a Bahamian island called Little Hall’s Pond Cay for $3.6 million in 2004, determined to preserve its natural beauty.

Depp has invested in making his island home sustainable by installing solar panels and developing hydro-fuel systems with the help of hydrogen energy expert Mike Strizki.

His commitment to renewable energy helps the environment and saves him money on energy costs, proving that high-profile celebrities can incorporate significant green initiatives into their lifestyles if they choose.