How the 2011 Oscars went green
- Just like the 2011 Grammy Awards, the Oscars’ red carpet was made from recycled water bottles.
- All food served was local and organic.
- The event was be powered by 100 percent renewable energy. In 2008, the NRDC did something similar with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, using renewable wind power. Back then, it saved almost 630 metric tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.
- All food was served on reusable china and glassware.
- All silverware was compostable — and all organic waste was composted. Presumably this functioned as it did in 2008 when compost bins “were placed throughout the area, including at catering and craft services locations, accompanied by picture-based designs explaining proper disposal.”
- All glass, plastic, and aluminum will be recycled.
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