Olivia Wilde is an actress and producer who was born March 10, 1984 in New York, NY. Her given name at birth was Olivia Jane Cockburn. She has appeared in the films TRON (2010), The Next Three Days (2010), and Turistas (2006) and the TV series House M.D. and The O.C. Wilde is a member of the Environmental Media Association's Young Hollywood Board.
Wilde's involvement with the Environmental Media Association placed her in the midst of a scandal. In 2010, she attended EMA's event "Gettin' Your Garden On" at Venice Senior High School's organic garden, sponsored by Yes to Carrots and Kellogg Garden Products. While Kellogg Garden Products sells some organic soil amendments, the majority of its business is selling sewage sludge-based composts, which are illegal to use in organic farms and gardens. In the picture at left, you can see a bag of Kellogg's Amend with Wilde. For more on this controversy, see the article on the Environmental Media Association.
Articles and Resources
Related Sourcewatch pages
- Olivia Wilde, Accessed May 8, 2011.
- EMA Website on Celebrities Participating in the Garden Program, accessed Apr. 22, 2011
- Olivia Wilde @ EMA Garden Project to Promote Organic Food, Accessed May 8, 2011.
- Josh Harkinson, Is Your Organic Compost Really Sewage Sludge?, Mother Jones, April 27, 2011.
- Mitch Anderson, Sewage Sludge, Celebrities and School Gardens, San Francisco Chronicle, April 25, 2011.
Additional Photos of Wilde
- Media:OliviaWildeAmend.jpg: Olivia Wilde at Venice Senior High School on May 26, 2010 with a bag of Kellogg's Amend. Photo taken from http://cuddy.forumfree.it/?t=46486979 on May 8, 2011.
- Media:OliviaWildeAmend2.jpg: A second picture of Olivia Wilde at the same event, also with a bag of Kellogg's Amend, and also taken from http://cuddy.forumfree.it/?t=46486979 on May 8, 2011.
- Media:OliviaWildeandKathyKellogg.jpg: Olivia Wilde with Kathy Kellogg Johnson at Venice Senior High School on May 26, 2010. Photo taken from http://cuddy.forumfree.it/?t=46486979 on May 8, 2011.
- Media:OliviaWildescreenshot.jpg: Screenshot of http://cuddy.forumfree.it/?t=46486979 taken on May 8, 2011, identifying that the Olivia Wilde photos are from EMA's May 26, 2010 event at Venice Senior High School.