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Jessica Alba on Earth Day, 'The Honest Life' and motherhood

Actress Jessica Alba arrives at the 13th Annual

Actress Jessica Alba arrives at the 13th Annual Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globe Awards after party at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills. (Jan. 15, 2012) Credit: Getty Images

From her chic sense of style, to her hands-on playdates at the park, to her eco-friendly business, we can’t get enough of Jessica Alba. After creating The Honest Company last year, the mom-of-two is now promoting her debut book, "The Honest Life" (Rodale, $22.99).

“It’s a colorful how-to guidebook for people who want to make a healthy and nontoxic home without giving up the fun fashionable things,” Alba said. “I hope people will be inspired to make the ideas their own and find what works for them.”

She went on to talk about modeling an eco-friendly lifestyle with husband Cash Warren and their two daughters, Honor, 4, and Haven, 1.

“First and foremost, we try to model and practice eco-friendly habits for the girls,” Alba said. “Otherwise, we talk to them about being mindful and explain that things can be turned into something else one day. This can be as simple as teaching them about recyclables and showing how to sort bottles and cans from trash.”

She added: “We also do a lot of DIY crafts like using cardboard boxes to make airplanes and dollhouses — our creative playtime together similarly shows the girls about repurposing old items.”

The "Sin City" star says involving kids in the process is not only fun, but educational.
“Involving children in gardening and cooking is another great way to inspire eco-friendly living,” Alba shared. “Caring for the plants in our herb wall garden helps Honor understand the steps to growing food (including patience!), how it ultimately lands on her plate, and about being a good steward of the planet.”

The proud mom added: “Honor is also a great sous chef when we’re in the kitchen, so being a part of the dinner process encourages her to eat the foods she grows and develops her taste for fresh ingredients. Hopefully, this lays the foundation for children to prioritize their health and that of the planet.”

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