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'Parks and Recreation' Star Nick Offerman Grows Facial Hair for a Good Cause (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jun 1st 2011 2:15PM
Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson on 'Parks and Recreation'Gentlemen, stop shaving. I mean it -- letting that facial hair grow is good for the environment!

Did you know that every time you shave, you're using about five gallons of water? Budweiser's "Grow One. Save a Million." campaign is growing awareness of that fact and more leading up to World Environment Day this Sunday, June 5.

'Parks and Recreation' star (and owner of some awesome facial hair) Nick Offerman has teamed with Budweiser and Anheuser-Busch to ask men to stop shaving this week. In doing so, the company aims to raise awareness about easy ways to conserve water, while saving around 1 million gallons of water in the process.

AOL TV caught up with the spokesman -- sporting more than just his character's signature stache -- to hear about the cause, why he's a "pantywaist" compared to his manly-man family and how this ties into his TV alter-ego: "Ron Swanson loves to be outdoors in nature, and so he would really love supporting a clean water initiative."

He also dished about the rest of the show's cast and crew joining in: "We actually have a contest going on with a bunch of the cast an crew ... I bet Rob Lowe could probably grow a pretty good beard, but it's in his lifelong contract that he has to remain clean shaven, I think."

And Anhesuer-Busch employees have ditched their razors as well, an effort that makes sense for the company since you can't brew beer without water. Kathy Casso, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility at Anheuser-Busch says: "In the past three years alone, our 12 U.S. breweries have reduced water use by 34 percent."

Every little bit helps --rally your friends and take the pledge at Budweiser's Facebook page.

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Or Budweiser and Anheuser-Busch could call a moratorium on beer production for a couple of days. Just think how much water THAT would save! In other words, they need to put their money where their corporate mouths are and lead by example in the matter of water conservation instead of just telling us what to do.

June 01 2011 at 3:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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