*Phylicia Rashad says being environmentally conscious and “going green” may be all the rage now, but it’s a reality she has lived her entire life.
“This is not new to me because in my childhood I spent a lot of time on a family farm in Louisiana. And if you know anything about people who live on a farm, you know that everything is made use of,” said the stage and screen veteran, one of four stars who will appear this Sunday on “Oprah’s Next Chapter: African American Women in Hollywood.”
The Houston native – who also lived in Mexico for a while with her parents and siblings Debbie, Tex ( Andrew Arthur, Jr.) and Hugh Allen - says one of the most valuable lessons she learned growing up is that “you don’t waste and you don’t throw away.”
“Being green and being aware and being conscious of resources and taking care of them, this is not news to me,” she said. “I grew up like that.”
Below, Rashad takes things a step further and tells us how green she is in her daily life.
“Oprah’s Next Chapter: African American Women in Hollywood,” also featuring Alfre Woodard, Viola Davis and Gabrielle Union, airs Sunday (June 23) at 9 p.m., followed by the world TV premiere of the documentary “Dark Girls” at 10 p.m.
Watch promos of both below.