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Mad Men star goes car-free around Los Angeles

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Nov 18, 2010 | 4:00am EST

The actor, who plays unpopular marketing man Pete Campbell in the hit TV drama, gave up his own car four years ago after a major malfunction and he hasn't bought a replacement.

And now he has pledged not to get into another motor - and take the bus and train to work instead.

He says, "I found that it enriched my life... to slow down a little bit and walk through this city (Los Angeles) and interact with people that I usually kind of speed by on the freeway.

"It does a lot for me, other than just save me money."

And that's not all Kartheiser is doing in a bid to save the planet: "I've been a vegetarian for four years and I've chosen not to have children... which are both green choices in my life. I also xeriscaped my lawn (planted drought resistant shrubs).

"What I've done isn't miraculous; it's nothing that anyone out there couldn't do."

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