Anne Hathaway Loves Her Ice Cream in a Biodegradable Cup

Anne Hathaway is all about social and environmental awareness. She’s a vegan concerned with animal rights. She adopted a zero waste mentality. She’s fought for children, women, LGBTQ, and even minority rights. She is the voice of reason the world needs, even if she has a strange reputation.

Hathaway is a star who has always used her visibility to shed light on various problems around the world. Even perusing her Instagram is a unique experience compared to her fellow stars. While many utilize their social media to rant and rave, The Colossal star uses her Instagram not just to de-stress but to speak on important issues. She focuses on setting the record straight instead of haphazardly fueling the fire.

There’s a reason she was voted one of “the world’s 50 most beautiful people.” Let’s take a look at some of the movements the doe-eyed star has stood behind.

Anne Hathaway’s zero waste mentality

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UPDATE: my water bottle just shattered. Baby steps everyone So, #EarthDay was fun and beautiful and I didn’t want to bum anyone out, but it’s #dayafterearthday and we’ve normalized trash to a point where it’s scary. I’m committed to always having my #reusable #waterbottle and #coffeecup with me, as well as keeping a bag in my purse for purchases (I usually carry a basket). I know it seems hard—but if you have a phone and an Instagram acct you check every day then you ALREADY possess the skills to be able to remember your reusables. No one is perfect—don’t waste time beating yourself up (no more emotional garbage either); just try to do better and treat your Mama right. Peace xx

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Hathaway doesn’t want to contribute to the world’s waste problem, and she does what she can to avoid it. The Ocean’s 8 star and her husband love when they encounter no-waste initiatives in the real world. In a recent interview with Town and Country Magazine, Hathaway admitted that while the two practice it imperfectly, they rejoice when something as simple as biodegradable soft-serve cups cross their paths.

That isn’t all though. Hathaway has a reusable water bottle and coffee mug on her at all times. She also carries a bag or basket to hold purchases when she goes shopping. While that may seem like a lot, it isn’t. Hathaway encourages others to make a few simple adjustments so they too can be less of a burden on the planet.

Hathaway partners up with the Nike Foundation

It’s no secret — Hathaway is passionate about helping children. In 2010, while working with the Nike Foundation, Hathaway converted that passion into field work that gave a voice to girls all over the world. It all started when she met with Michelle Kydd Lee, a woman who connects meaningful causes with celebs. She directed Hathaway to Maria Eitel, the founder of the Nike Foundation. The two met up, found common ground, and the rest was history.

The Nike Foundation, the Adolescent Girls Initiative, World Bank, and numerous governments banded together to create The Girl Effect initiative, a program that empowers young girls in poor countries. The program reaches out to teenagers in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, providing them with not just education, but other skills they would need to join the workforce.

This wasn’t Hathaway’s first time helping children around the globe. In 2006 she helped administer Hepatitis A vaccines to children in Nicaragua. She also works tirelessly with the Lollipop Theater Network which brings the magic of movies to hospitalized children.

Hathaway is the UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador

In June 2016 the award-winning actress was appointed the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, following in her inspiration, Angelina Jolie’s, footsteps. Hathaway’s efforts revolve around raising awareness on the unequal burden faced by women raising children at home. Women who have children typically face a “penalty.” They lose out on opportunities and pay when they drop out of the workforce.

Ultimately the goal is to create a scenario where both parents can share the responsibility of childcare and work equally. Not only does it increase opportunities for women, but it gives fathers the chance to be present during the most integral parts of their child’s life.

Hathaway sets up ‘Times up’

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Last year, Hathaway joined hands with 300 other high-profile Hollywood women to create the Times Up initiative. The movement came in the wake of the #metoo movement and focuses on fighting sexual harassment in the workplace. In a male-dominated industry like Hollywood, harassment runs rampant, so the starlets understand the struggle better than anyone.

The movement serves as a base of operations as well as a reminder to the unsavory types that “time is up” for them and their inappropriate behavior. It offers a safe space and has a growing legal fund for underprivileged women who need to seek legal counsel.

Hathaway speaks up about Nia Wilson’s death

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The murder of Nia Wilson- may she rest in the power and peace she was denied here- is unspeakable AND MUST NOT be met with silence.  She is not a hash tag; she was a black woman and she was murdered in cold blood by a white man. White people- including me, including you- must take into the marrow of our privileged bones the truth that ALL black people fear for their lives DAILY in America and have done so for GENERATIONS.  White people DO NOT have equivalence for this fear of violence. Given those givens, we must ask our (white)selves- how “decent” are we really?  Not in our intent, but in our actions?  In our lack of action? Peace and prayers and JUSTICE for Nia and the Wilson family xx Note: the comments for this post are closed. #blacklivesmatter #antiracist #noexcuse #sayhername #earntherighttosayhername

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In 2018 after the tragic death of Nia Wilson, Hathaway went to her Instagram to speak her part. She condemned the guilty party and white people everywhere for turning a blind eye to the heinous acts affecting African Americans worldwide. Hathaway implored her fellow white Americans to ask themselves “how “decent” are we really?” It wasn’t intent she was speaking on, but action. The idea — those who do nothing are also a part of the problem.

What charities and foundations has Hathaway supported?

Hathaway has lent support to an ever-growing list of charities and foundation. According to Look To The Stars, the budding philanthropist has stood behind 10×10, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Clinton Foundation, the Creative Coalition, Feeding America, Friends Without A Border, GLSEN, the Human Rights Campaign, the It Gets Better Project, the Lollipop Theater Network, the Naked Heart Foundation, Oxfam, Step Up, The Hollywood Cookbook, The Trevor Project, St Jude Children’s Hospital, White Knot for Equality, and the World of Children Award.