Makes a name for herself in the entertainment industry as an actress, Daryl Hannah makes use her celebrity status for good cause. The actress is teaming up with country singer Willie Nelson to set up The Sustainable Biofuels Alliance, an organization aiming to educate consumers about green energy and the great danger of Global Warming.
The organization, created alongside biodiesel producers Bob and Kelly King, is bringing together activists and scientists to give consumers better guidance on clean fuels. It, moreover, is pushing for September of 2007 to have established norms in place for biodiesel production. It will push checks on the supply chain and accredit firms seen as producing green fuels.
"I haven't been to a gas station in seven years and it feels fantastic," said Hannah. "I want biofuels that are grown and produced in a sustainable manner. I would not buy biodiesel made from palm oil... or from a bunch of animals poured in a vat... It should be made illegal to burn down rainforest."
In other words, Hannah is concerned that more and more land, especially rainforest, is being converted into soy and palm oil plantations for biodiesel. Not only the process endangers wildlife, but also creates more emissions that contribute to the issue of Global Warming.