Peter Facinelli talked to SheKnows.com about Energy Awareness Month, going green, Nurse Jackie and Breaking Dawn.
SheKnows: What was it about Energy Awareness Month that you wanted to put your name on and also get actively involved with?
Peter Facinelli: It’s an important topic for me as I’m building a green home as we speak. I have a 15-acre piece of property that I bought. Jennie and I are going to build a green home from the ground up. I’m learning a lot about energy efficient products and even the construction of the house — how it’s built — can conserve energy. As I learn this stuff, I want to be able to share it. So, when I was approached by Home Depot and MasterCard, I thought, “Sure I’d love to talk to people about conserving energy.”
SheKnows: As a father of young children, why do you think it’s important for us as parents to take the lead in educating our kids, beyond societal education, on the importance of being green?
Peter Facinelli: The green movement, I think, used to have a bad rap as it was too high tech, or people didn’t understand it or afford it. There are really simple things people can do to conserve energy. Because I have a family, because I have three kids, it is extremely important to me that when they grow up, they have this energy. It’s important we get off foreign oil. There are other ways to harness energy. It’s important for me to teach my kids and not wait around to have other people fix the problem. Even though it’s hard to stand up and say one person can make a difference, one person can make a difference if we collectively do it.
Read the entire interview here.