green_globes
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Transport
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Award shows are always a difficult thing to cover from a green angle simply because information on eco-friendliness is always a bit hard to come by. The exception to this rule was the year 2007 — when An Inconvenient Truth was hot and everything from the Golden Globes to the Oscars was rich with “Look, we’ve gone green!” promotions; not to mention the various eco-parties after the fact. As we predicted then, the green side was so hyped that it had no place to go but behind the scenes for the future. Which, if integrated without a second though about marketing, it pretty cool. Nevertheless, for a “green gossip” site, that means a bit more digging than usual. For the 2009 Golden Globes, here’s what we found:

>>For the red carpet, I was happy to see some celebrities arrive in hybrids — the usual suspect being the Toyota Prius. Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t disappoint by arriving in a black Prius. Pierce Brosnan, as announced earlier, brought his BMW Hydrogen 7.

>>The main course for the evening, something Jenna Fischer revealed is only available to those who arrive early, featured a good amount of organic and local food. Even the meat was all-natural, grass-fed. For desert? Air-brushed Golden Chocolate Globe drizzled with organic pistachio yogurt! Yum.

>>The name of the brand is escaping me, but I spied a good deal of bottled water at most of the tables shown on television last night. So, filtered tap water definitely was not on the menu.

In the end, no awards show can be as “green” as last year’s cancelled Golden Globes — which involved a simple press box setup and no glitz or glam. What did you spy last night? Anything green you would like to mention that I missed?

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://chariot13.livejournal.com chariot13

    I see that once again J. Lo is taking one for team earth. By making the sacrifice to only use 2/3 of the material usually necessary to make an entire gown, she is single-handedly conserving our precious natural sequin resources.

  • Steph

    LOLZ! When i saw that dress i thought “Gee, she trying to recapture the hype of that other stuipd dress that everyone was a buzz over?”

    Proly….

    Man I dislike her! If it wasn’t 80deg out there i’m sure she would have showed up covered in dead animals from that evil asshole Dennis Basso….grrr.

  • VeggieTart

    J Lo’s gown did look an awful lot like that blue and green tissue horror.