THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT star Amy Smart has added to her efforts to protect the environment by filming a special announcement urging people to stop water pollution.

Ten years ago, the pretty actress, who grew up on the coast, started working with HEAL THE BAY, a non-profit group dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters safe and healthy for people and marine life.

She says, "It's something I feel really strongly about, and I wanted to start off working in a local forum where I could see the effects and work with people in the city."

Her years of campaigning for the coastline's cleanliness led her to become involved in the ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA ASSOCIATION, for whom she recently filmed a public service announcement in a bid to stamp out water pollution.

05/04/2004 20:58