In keeping with its “Green It. Mean It.” campaign, FOX took impressive measures to make the 2009 Teen Choice Awards the most environmentally-friendly event in Hollywood. New and improved best practices were put in place with a variety of environmental partners. (Find lots of eco-conscious vendors and a comprehensive list of best practices on the FOX Green Guide.)
Below is a list of sustainable practices that helped make this such an extraordinary event.
Step & Repeat Solar Installation: PowerFilm, Inc., solar panel rolls were integrated into the step & repeat. For the first time ever, the step and repeat generated power to be used by the on-site press.
Green Carpet: The Teen Choice ‘green’ carpet was made of eco-friendly, synthetic grass, TigerTurf, provided by Cynthia Kiktavi Design and replanted after the event, which will conserve water and require no maintenance or pesticides.
Trees for a Green L.A.: FOX worked with L.A. Million Trees to dress areas around the ‘green’ carpet.
Teen We Build Green Program (TWBGP): In conjunction witht the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), 10 students (ages 15-18) created battery packs that were used at Teen Choice. The students were enrolled in the LAUSD iSEE Architecture and Engineering Internship Program, an innovative “green” workforce development program providing college credit and hands-on career experience for high school students interested in being a part of the green building industry.
School Gardening Program: In conjuction with LAUSD School Garden Program, students decorated the press tent area and grass carpet with plants and flowers. After the event the plants were planted on LAUSD campuses throughout Los Angeles.
Lighting: LED and Kino Flo lighting was used in the press tents to drastically cut down power consumption and heat generated by the lighting fixtures.
Trashed: Art of Recycling. Redesigned recycling bins designed by the coolest names in the art world were displayed.
Waste Program: All waste from the Gibson Amphitheatre and press tents was sorted for recycling by Crown Disposal.
Energy Playground: A cell phone and camera charging station at the Global Inheritance’s Energy Playground was on-site for use. Attendees and talent became the power source by riding energy generating bikes and seesaws.
Mass Transit Program: Anyone who took public transportation to Teen Choice got a gift. Global Inheritance ran this successful encouragement program. Global Inheritance bridges the arts, creative thinking and education to develop interactive programs to inspire activism.