2013 SAG Awards
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Eats, Entertainment, Film/TV, Vegan.

While the Golden Globes last week failed to deliver a sequel to their 2012 vegetarian offerings, the upcoming Screen Actor’s Guild Awards are moving in the opposite direction – following up their veg dish from last year with a full-on vegan option for the January 27th event.

Celebs such as Jessica Chastain, Woody Harrelson, Anne Hathaway, and Joaquin Phoenix will chow down on: Roasted beets and blood oranges with mint and black olives, Cauliflower couscous with pomegranate salsa, and Farro with kale, young broccoli, currants and pine nuts.

YUM.

Actually the SAG Awards generally rock the sustainability scene when it comes to awards shows – with most all grub sourced locally from family farms (11 this year) and other purveyors.

“We know the people we get everything from,” chef Suzanne Goin told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s not just a stockpile of food that you’re ordering from.”

As we mentioned last week, this year’s SAG Awards will reduce its carbon footprint by planting native trees with its partner, the for-profit reforestation company Patagonia Sur.

“Patagonia Sur is planting 3,400 trees — two for each of the 1,700 guests at the Post SAG Awards Gala hosted by People magazine and the Entertainment Industry Foundation. In their gala gift bags, guests will find a code enabling them to log on to patagoniasuroffsets.com/SagAwardsForest/ where they will be able to affix their names to the trees being planted in their honor within a part of Chilean Patagonia, now called the SAG Awards Forest. Viewers inspired by these efforts can also evaluate their personal carbon footprint by going to the same website.”

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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