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Jennifer Aniston is playing the green card by announcing an eco-renovation of her sprawling Beverly Hills home – complete with plenty of solar panels. Is her main aim to reduce heating bills in these crunchy times?

A reflective metal roof has been installed to conserve energy and Jennifer has swapped her Range Rover for a Toyota Prius – more than doubling her fuel efficiency for half the price.

The former Friends star is also equipping her new Malibu pad with eco-friendly devices including drought-resistant plants.  Its a far cry from her 2007 decision to endorse Glaceau’s Smartwater, which is made by boiling water and combines the resulting vapors (and a few electrolytes), into a plastic bottle, which is likely tossed in the trash upon consumption.

Aniston has a pool in her Beverly Hills mansion, but has not announced measures for conserving water.

Prior to the launch of Al Gore’s Live Earth concerts in 2007, she said: ‘I take a three-minute shower. I even brush my teeth while I shower.

‘Every two minutes in the shower uses as much water as a person in Africa uses for everything in their life for a whole day.’

The 40-year-old actress added: ‘When you become aware of all the things you do, and the effect those things have, you want to make small changes.’

 

Concentrating on reducing her carbon footprint is probably taking Jennifer’s mind off her recent break up with singer John Mayer.

 

The on-off pair split for the second time in February, shortly after they appeared together at the Oscars ceremony.

 

They had been dating for little over a year but are said to have come to a halt after a series of disagreements over his obsession with micro-blogging site Twitter.

 

During the actress’s trip to Europe earlier this month, to promote her new film Marley and Me, she was apparently infuriated when the musician claimed he was too busy to return her calls, but found time to update his Twitter page.

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