Jane Fonda's Red Coat Is the "Last Piece of Clothing" She'll Ever Buy

Chelsey Sanchez
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From Harper's BAZAAR

  • At a live recording of BAZAAR.com's Dare I Say podcast, Jane Fonda revealed that her red coat is "the last piece of clothing" she'll buy, in an effort to combat climate change.
  • Fonda has been hosting Fire Drill Fridays in Washington D.C. every Friday since October, in which she protests on Capitol Hill.
  • She aims to have her high-profile arrests, as well as the arrests of other celebrities like Catherine Keener, illuminate the urgent struggle to battle climate change.

Jane Fonda won't be shopping anymore.

During a live recording of BAZAAR.com's Dare I Say podcast, Fonda spoke to environmental activist Peggy Shepard about the need to cut down on mindless consumerism for the sake of saving the planet from the perils of climate change.

Fonda, who has been protesting climate change (and subsequently getting arrested) on Capitol Hill every Friday since October, has often been seen leading the so-called Fire Drill Fridays in a signature red coat.

"That red coat I bought on sale. I've said it's the last piece of clothing I'll ever buy. Sorry, Saks," she said during Tuesday's event, which was sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue and American Express.

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"We've got to cut back on consumerism," she continued. "This probably isn't the place to say this, but I have to walk the talk. It was so weird walking through Saks to get here and knowing I can't buy anything, but people know that I've said this, and they'll call me out. And that's great."

Fonda plans to continue her Fire Drill Fridays every week until the end of this year, in an effort to urge U.S. lawmakers to implement policies that will build a climate-just future. Other celebrities, like Catherine Keener, have joined her in her endeavor.

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"We've spent decades, many decades, more than 40 years writing speeches and books and getting the word out about the science, what the science says. And we've marched, and we've rallied, and we've played nice, and it hasn't worked enough," Fonda said during the recording. "And we only have 11 years left, so we have to up the stakes and mobilize and and put our bodies on the line and engage in civil disobedience and risk getting arrested."

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