Supermodel and mom Gisele Bündchen is out to save the world. The Brazilian beauty has created a new animated Web series called Gisele and The Green Team. The goal? “To find ways to educate kids and adults about a subject very important to me and what should be to them, saving the planet.”
Though she’s long been an advocate of going green, Gisele tells Parentdish that being a mother – her son Benjamin turns 1 today, her stepson Jack is 3 – has made the importance of the message really hit home.
“I had my first munchkin, Jack (Tom Brady‘s son with Bridget Moynahan), before I gave birth to Benjamin. After spending so much time with Jack I saw how he wanted to play with the stuff I was using instead of the toys we bought him. In terms of clothes, I bought Jack so many clothes and am now using them for Benjamin. Look, when I was growing up my sisters and I wore hand-me-downs and am now doing the same thing. This all goes back to my motto: Reduce, recycle and reuse. The more we buy the more we encourage the manufacturers to produce more stuff.”
She’s got a full plate, but Gisele says her family is without a doubt her top priority.
“I don’t have a lot of free time. I am on a strict schedule so I can get everything done. Since I became a mom I make a list of my priorities and making time for family is No. 1.”
She’s quick to gush about little Ben (he’s “so delicious”) and Jack (“I love having him in my life”), and it sounds as though the boys are crazy about one another, too: “Yes they love each other. They have a lot of fun together,” Gisele says.
As for her handsome husband, Gisele reveals that despite their busy schedules they fit in quality time whenever they can.
“We always have date night at least once a week. Benjamin goes to sleep around 7:30 pm, and if Tom is home, we always have dinner together so we have time to talk. You have to make time for what I call a couple’s relationship.”
From work to marriage to motherhood, Gisele seems to have no complaints.
“I am very grateful and very happy to have them,” she says of her family. “I am so blessed.”