It ain’t easy being green. Just ask Vincent Kartheiser, who plays the scheming Pete Campbell on Mad Men. This guy may be all about the green on TV, but he’s all about the green-living in real life. He appeared on MSNBC yesterday afternoon to discuss his eco-friendly existence, in which he shuns cars, meat, children and toilets. Yes, cars and toilets. It’s like being Amish, but even less fun. (Sorry to any Amish out there who might be reading this. Oh, wait…)
“I’ve been a vegetarian for four years and I have chosen not to have children, which are both green choices in my life,” he stated. “I also xeriscapedÃ‚Â my lawn.” For those of you who don’t know, “xeriscaping” involves “tailoring a lawn to withstand drought conditions.” And for those of you who are New Yorkers, a “lawn” is a small patch of grassy land at the back of a residence.
He went on to discuss how he gave up driving several years ago after the engine in his car flooded. He began to take public transportation, and has been doing it ever since. “It made my life better to slow down a bit and walk through the city.”
Earlier this year he told the UK Observer about his unique bathroom habits. “I don’t have a toilet at the moment. My house is just a wooden box. I mean I am planning to get a toilet at some point. But for now I have to go to the neighbours.” Now, our apartment could be on fire and we’d still think twice about knocking on our neighbors door. But Vincent is totally cool just waltzing in to use their toilet? This guy is kind of awesome. There’s more to Pete Campbell’s famous bitch-face than meets the eye.