For those who believe no good role models exist in young Hollywood, look no further than Ellen Page.

The 24-year-old, who recently starred in the hit movie "Inception," appeared on Bill Maher's show last week — with the comedian and political commenter calling her the "anti-Kardashian."

Page went on "Real Time" to discuss colony collapse disorder, a topic she became passionate about thanks to her narration of the 2009 documentary "The Vanishing of the Bees."

"People need to understand that one-third of the food that we eat is pollinated by bees," she said, adding that more than $16 billion worth of annual crops in America depend on the insects.

Page also mentioned the month she spent at an eco-village outside of Eugene, Ore., studying permaculture. In a 2009 interview, she said:

“You’re learning how to live in a holistic way with the cycles of the Earth. At one point I was digging goat [manure] and putting it into a wheelbarrow, and while shoveling it, I just went, ‘Oh, my God, this is exactly what I want to be doing right now.’”

Check out Page on Maher — and a trailer for "The Vanishing of the Bees" — below.

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