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Mad Men Star: Save the Sharks!

Posted By Suzanne Byrne On January 14, 2009 @ 8:27 am In Celebrity Planet, Green Living | 2 Comments

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There are a lot of sharks in Hollywood, but actress January Jones is leaving Los Angeles to get up close and personal with real ones.

The Mad Men star, who works with Oceana [2] to protect and restore the world’s oceans when she’s not playing Betty Draper in AMC’s Golden Globe–winning show, is traveling to the Bahamas next month to participate in a shark dive to help save the sharks.

“I’m going to swim with sharks and do cage diving with Great Whites,” the 31-year-old told People [3]. “We have a huge problem that can ruin the whole ecosystem. We need to save the sharks.”

She also recently chatted with Vanity Fair [4] for their February issue about how saving the earth is more important than partying: “I don’t have a lifestyle where I’m going out getting wasted all the time,” the environmentalist said.

Other celebs associated with Oceana include Adrian Grenier [5], Ted Danson [6] and Pierce Brosnan [7].

January’s event will take place on Feb. 1 in Bihimi.

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[1] Image: http://blog.gaiam.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/bettydraper.jpg

[2] Oceana: http://www.oceana.org/

[3] told People: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20252005,00.html

[4] chatted with Vanity Fair: http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2009/02/january-jones200902

[5] Adrian Grenier: http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/Celebrity-Planet-Adrian-Grenier-Spends-Green-to-Go-Green.html

[6] Ted Danson: http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/Who-Are-the-Greenest-Celebrities.html

[7] Pierce Brosnan: http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/Celebrity-Planet-Pierce-Brosnans-Compost-Pile-Red-Hot-Chili-Diapers-Nicole-Kidmans-Power-Outage-and-More.html

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