Sustainable Blooms at the Royal Wedding, Celebrities Against Dogfighting, and More


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While we're still waiting to hear more of the green details from today's royal wedding -- were there sustainable materials in that Alexander McQueen dress? What organic foods were served at the reception? Are William and Catherine going to offset their honeymoon? -- Ecorazzi reports that the couple did go the eco-friendly route with their floral arrangements. English florist Shane Connolly was brought in for the big day, and promised to use locally-sourced blooms like azaleas and lilac grown on Prince Charles' Highgrove Estate, while those massive trees that gave Westminster Abbey a natural feel will be replanted.

Jason Schwartzman Wonders What's on His Plate

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Actor Jason Schwartzman partnered with Farm Sanctuary to narrate the rescue organization's new short film on environmental eating. The 5-minute short covers everything from going vegan to knowing the source of your eggs and meat. "The devastation inflicted on our environment by factory farms is something we all have the power to stop by doing something as simple as ordering a veggie burger instead of a meat one," said Schwartzman in a press release. "Please join me in taking the pledge to go meat free for a day, a month or longer. It's a lot easier than you think, and let's be real, all burgers taste the same with ketchup." Schwartzman's promo for the film is above, and you can watch the full version at PlateToPlanet.org.

Alicia Silverstone and Michael Vick Speak Out Against New App

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They might seem like an unlikely pair, but this week Michael Vick and Alicia Silverstone had at least one thing in common: They both spoke out against a new dogfighting app, "Dog Wars," built for Google's Android market. "I've come to learn the hard way that dogfighting is a dead-end street," said Vick through the Humane Society of the United States. "Now, I am on the right side of this issue, and I think it's important to send the smart message to kids, and not glorify this form of animal cruelty, even in an Android app."

Silverstone released her statement in partnership with PETA, saying, ""As a mom-to-be and someone who has adopted and loved rescued pit bulls, I join PETA's millions of members in imploring you to cancel this game immediately. If one dog dies as a result of this game, you will not forgive yourself." (Via The Huffington Post)

A Bamboo Set for Salma Hayek

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On the Massachusetts set of an upcoming Salma Hayek/Kevin James flick, actors and crew have gone to great green lengths, reports the UK's Daily Express. "Plastic water bottles have been banned along with non-biodegradable paper cups, costumes are sent to an environmentally-friendly dry-cleaner, and the set has been made using sustainable bamboo," says the publication, while a spokesperson added, "We strive to reduce waste and recycle as much as possible."

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