'Inception' star chats with Bill Maher about colony collapse disorder and how industrialized farming is harming bee populations.|
published on Saturday, April 2, 2011 - 4:04 PM EST
For those that believe no good rolemodels exist in young Hollywood, look no further than Ellen Page.
The 24-year-old, who recently starred in the hit movie "Inception", appeared on Bill Maher last week - with the comedian and political commenter calling her the "anti-Kardashian".
Page went on "Real Time" to discuss colony collapse disorder, a topic she became passionate about thanks to her narration of the 2009 documentary "The Vanishing of the Bees".
"People need to understand that one-third of the food that we eat is pollinated by bees," she said, adding that over $16 billion worth of crops in America depend on the insects each year.
Page also mentioned the month she spent at an ecovillage outside of Eugene, Oregon studying permaculture. In a 2009 interview, she said:
Youre learning how to live in a holistic way with the cycles of the Earth. At one point I was digging goat (manure) and putting it into a wheelbarrow, and while shoveling it, I just went, Oh, my God, this is exactly what I want to be doing right now.