Harrelson is an all-organic vegan, and he and his family spend time well off the grid in the Hawaiian forest with 40 other families in a community that has no power lines sticking into it and no sewers or water mains under its earth.
It’s a totally self-sufficient way of life that Harrelson thinks is more achievable than most believe. He offers tips on how to do it on the people-power Web site he and his wife, Laura Louie, have created at www.voiceyourself.com.
But how does a mega-star rationalize his larger-than-life existence with his simple aspirations?
“I don’t live larger than life. I live a very simple life in a simple home with a simple power supply coming from the sun. I pick my breakfast in the morning off a mango tree, and I’m as happy as a friggin’ boy can be.
“Organic produce is number one because we’ve got to stop using pesticides.” Food is the biggest of the many issues that fire Harrelson, both for personal health and the health of the planet. “Before even thinking about bio-diesel, solar panels, anything get energy into your body first.” And don’t even think of dairy. “Yeah, milk does a body good if you’re a calf.”
Woody and Laura
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