Setting the pace for the party will be Kate Bosworth, planning to arrive chauffeured by Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti in his own electric car. Additional celebrity attendees will arrive in a variety of alternative fueled vehicles including Honda Civics powered by natural gas, Ford Hybrid Escapes, Toyota's electric RAV 4's and various biodiesel cars.
Ever the smarty-starlet, Frances McDormand takes all this celeb tree-hugging up a notch: "I say we should all walk or rent bikes, but that would determine a new and interesting Oscar dress code." Perhaps she might consider Jan's Klingberg's AdidÃ© green Oscar gown. Via Global Green - thank you Ruben!Those expected to walk the symbolic "green carpet" covered by a solar powered tent include: Elizabeth Banks, Aaron Carter, Nick Carter, Kristin Cavallari, Chevy Chase, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Clifton Collins Jr., James Cromwell, Julie Delpy, Stephen Dorff, Sara Foster, Walton Giggons, Daryl Hannah, Lukas Haas, Kelly Hu, Marcia Gay Harden, Justin Kirk, Mila Kunis, Sharon Lawrence, Bai Ling, Jon Lovitz, Ludacris, Anthony Mackie, Kate Mara, Radha Mitchell, Rhona Mitra, Shamar Moore, Mekhi Phifer, Kelly Rutherford, Jean Smart, Bahar Soomekh, George Stultz, Brian Tee, Paz Vega, Jenna Vewan, Ken Watanabe, Ray Wise, Alicia Witt and many others.
The party kicks-off Global Green's "Red Carpet, Green Cars" Oscar campaign, where celebrities arrive at the Academy Awards in environmentally friendly vehicles instead of gas-guzzling limousines. This year, Global Green's Red Carpet, Green Cars campaign will feature celebrities including Naomi Watts, Joaquin Phoenix, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Felicity Huffman, Frances McDormand and David Strathairn. In fact, there will be so many hybrids and alternative-fueled vehicles driving celebrities to the awards show Oscar valet services have had to dedicate a special area for parking them all at the Hollywood Bowl during the ceremony.
The Global Green Oscar party was sponsored by Solar Integrated Technology. Cree LED Lighting sponsored the Green Building lounge which showcases dozens of environmentally sound materials for the home that improve health and help reduce climate change. Additional event sponsors include Centropolis, Loreto Bay, Napapijri, Participant Productions and L.A. Confidential. Kelly LaPlante of Organic Interior Design decorated the event. The event was made carbon neutral by Clean and Green which offset the emissions from the event with 100% renewable wind power.
Global Green USA, the U.S. affiliate of Green Cross International led by Mikhail S. Gorbachev, works in cooperation with individuals, industry, and governments to create a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future. For more information, please visit www.globalgreen.org.