Courteney Cox served on the committee for UCLA’s Institute of the Environmental and Sustainability annual gala that took place Monday night. The swanky event was hosted by Hyatt heir Tony Pritzker and his wife Jeanne at their Beverly Hills home. You can read all about how fancy it was here. The theme, however, was “Innovators for a Healthy Planet” and to that end, Courteney said that daughter Coco Arquette takes the lead when it comes to being environmentally conscious in their home. Courteney credits Coco with teaching her everything she knows.
Courteney Cox has learned a lot from her 12-year-old daughter, Coco Arquette. Especially when it comes to being environmentally conscious.
“She goes to a school that’s extremely progressive and, luckily, she knows almost more than I do,” the actress told Us Weekly at UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability’s annual gala on Monday, March 13, in Beverly Hills. “She teaches me everything. Recycling, not wasting, conserving water.”
Cox, who served on the host committee for the event, says there are things that everyone can do to help with environmental issues.
“Its about doing research, and that’s what’s so amazing about this event, is what UCLA is doing,” she explains. “They’re teaching us and doing all of the science we need. We have to learn what they’re doing in order to put it into action.”
Just so it’s clear – I love all of that so nothing I say should be perceived as shade. I don’t dispute that Coco’s school is very progressive but all LA schools just as most in California teach very aggressive conservation – public, private or otherwise. Courteney was born and raised in Alabama, which probably didn’t need to worry as much about water (I am not saying that as a dig). Water conservation in particular has always been essential in California, especially the past 10 years of this g-d-forsaken drought. If I’m running the faucet at night to heat the water to wash my face, my kids will turn it off on me – and that’s not me exaggerating for the sake of this post. However, the point is that Coco is using what she is taught and Courteney is not only recognizing it but learning from it. It’s so nice to post something positive about LA schools!
On a superficial note, I’m glad Courtney has stayed fairly true to her new motto, “Just let it be,” when it comes to face fillers. She was always my beauty ideal – m I wanted to look like – before she started tweaking.
Also, she spent International Women’s day lunching with longtime friend… Isla Fisher? I had no idea they hung out. Apparently they have been friends since meeting at David Spade’s birthday party in 2003. I love the thought of them together. Gawd – how do I get in on that text chain?
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