Monday, February 27, 2012

Academy Awards Go Green

Everyone is reaching out and trying to be green, including the Academy Awards. Actors, actresses, directors, writers and several others in Hollywood came out to celebrate in the biggest entertainment award show, the 2012 Academy Awards. Here are a few ways the Academy Awards went green this year. American actress Missi Pyle wore a sustainable gown designed by Valentina Delfino. Valentina Delfino was a winner of the Red Carpet Green Dress design contest which gave designers a chance to come up with a sustainable dress for the Oscar red carpet. Missi Pyle’s gown was made from silk peace chiffon, recycled polyester and natural mineral dye. 

For the hunger the famous chef Wolfgang Puck cooked over 50 dishes for 1,500 guests featuring fresh California produce and sustainable seafood. Before the awards kicked off there were a few pre-parties to attend but the two that made it green were Global Green USA and the Oxfam America Dinner. Global Green USA hosted with their favorite green celebs attending. To name a few of the green celebrities; Adrian Grenier, Kyra Sedgwick, Ed Begley Jr. and Sophia Bush who showed up in a Chevy Volt electric car. There they auctioned off an electric Xenon “lightcycle” from Evolve. The other pre-party, Oxfam America Dinner,  hosted by Vanity Fair, Zenga clothing, Colin and Livia Firth wearing her eco-friendly Armani dress. 

This party benefited Oxfam’s international relief efforts but also Livia’s Green Carpet Challenge which designers crafted sustainable designs. All the nominees received organic, eco-friendly and non-toxic gifts such as food safe kitchen products from Essential Safe Products. Included gifts were reusable produce bags, stainless steel snack containers and bamboo utensil sets. Also the nominees received a gift box from Green PolkaDot Box that provided organic and natural goods.

 The Academy Awards are also preparing 2013 award show with an electronic ballot. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has partnered with Everyone Counts Inc. and developed an electronic voting system. Academy Awards contributing to the environment will hopefully only grow with every year.

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