Hollywood hippy Daryl Hannah powers her home with solar energy and runs her car on vegetable oil.

The environmentally-aware actress has spent 15 years making the most of her surroundings to find power alternatives that don't pollute the atmosphere or use excessive energy.

And now she feels she can spread the word to others after perfecting her methods.

She explains, "People don't realise how easy it is to do. My house runs on solar panels. I've had the same car for 15 years and its engine runs on used vegetable oil from fast-food restaurants. It burns cleaner than any fuel on the market, smells better and gives better mileage.

"This probably sounds kind of tree-huggy, but the truth is that it's better for the planet, you, your kids and everything they love."

29/09/2003 09:30