Adrian Grenier talks building an eco-friendly home for his mom in Brooklyn
Can someone get Adrian Grenier his own show on HGTV?
The "Entourage" star-turned-environmental activist is in total home reno mode, but this isn't your typical fixer-upper: Grenier is transforming a property that was first built more than 100 years ago, turning it into an eco-friendly home from top to bottom. The best part? I's for his mom.
"I live in Brooklyn; my mom lives on he Upper West Side," Adrian told AOL. "So I was like, 'Mom, you're too far away, I need you closer.'"
His mother's future townhome is "an old building built in the late 1800s," presenting a number of challenges for the process of flipping it. "I started to seek out companies that would bring the best sustainable options. My mom raised me to be ecologically minded ... so I have to give her something that's not only great for her but also reflect those values."
One of Adrian's first choices was the TOTO NEOREST Intelligent Toilet, a high-end product that prioritizes both sustainability and design.
"People want healthy lifestyles as well as to support companies that reflect those values -- protecting the environment and doing no harm," he said.
And in regards to people who refuse to acknowledge the importance of living that type of lifestyle, Adrian has one message: We're moving forward with or without you.
"We're trying to focus on solutions and no get bogged down arguing over the minutia of things that don't matter," he said. "There are a lot of people out there who will always be haters and deniers, they'll be short-sighted -- and we just have to think about the big picture and the future. There's more people out there who want to see positive change, and we have to stick together and unite."