Most viewers know Nikki Reed as the Twilight star and Ian Somerhalder’s sweetheart, but not everyone knows how much effort she puts into the fight for a clean environment. The actress recently talked about this with the publication Shape.

According to Nikki, you need to convey the right messages to people:

I’m not perfect, but I realize that I have to pay the same amount for the resources that I use. My theory is that as soon as you realize your influence on the planet, you can no longer remain indifferent. Knowing the benefits of reusable water bottles and grocery bags, you will begin to take them with you. Knowing about problems with a lack of water, you will not wastefully leave the tap open. You will begin to look at the world differently. You will begin to make extra efforts, because your conscience will not allow you to sit idly by. Being lazy is easy, but just as easy to be considerate and compassionate.

Reed is the founder of BaYou With Love, a company that produces environmentally friendly personal care products and jewelry made in collaboration with Dell from the motherboards of old computers. Her husband Ian in 2010 became the founder of the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, for whose activities the couple received the Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Humanitarian Tribute in 2017.

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