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Lifestyles of the Green and the Famous

Oscar singing Kermit’s song, “Not that easy bein’ green?”

No hoopla planned for a green carpet at this Sunday’s upcoming Academy Awards. Perhaps show business folks grew wary of the flack last year for eco inconsistencies with flight patterns. Or maybe more focus was put on ending the writer’s strike.

While Vanity Fair canceled their legendary after-party bash in sympathy with the writers, Global Green plans to celebrate again with their 5th Annual Pre-Oscar Party this Wednesday night. Tix range from $250 to $5,000, with proceeds going to the non-profit’s green houses in New Orleans and more.

Stars attending the gala include Adrien Grenier (between Entourage and prepping his show for Discovery Channel’s Planet Green), Alicia Silverstone, Val Kilmer, Dana Delany, Chris Kattan, Big Love’s Ginnifer Goodwin, Brothers and Sisters’ Balthazar Getty, and Pirates of the Caribbean’s Vanessa Branch. Also Salma Hayek and Josie Maran of the org’s committee of luminaries, which also includes Orlando Bloom, David Duchovny, Charlize Theron, Kate Bosworth, Ed Norton, and Leo D.

Performances at the event will feature Michelle Branch and from the wonderful film Once, Damien Rice and his fellow musicians. Though Global Cool will be displaying alt-vehicles, sustainable design, and other eco-friendly lifestyle choices at its benefit, the chariots heading to the Kodak Theater include a fleet of “greenish” autos from Oscar sponsor GM, including 20 mpg Yukon SUVs (a la the Grammys). George Clooney probably won’t be dashing to the festivities in his Tesla Roadster.

The Green Faeri: A new outfit, the Film and Entertainment Recycling Initiative (FAERI), is seeking to set an industry-wide standard for on-set waste management by adding a new position to the crew, next to best boy and gaffer credits: the “on-set recycler.” Responsible for bin placement and policing the recycling, this key role includes donating lumber, paint, supplies, furniture, food, and clothing when it’s a wrap. There’s lots of support in Hollywood – but why not? The non-profit is solely supported by grants and contributions, so it won’t cost producers a dime.

Speaking of Recycle or Be Recycled: that’s the name of filmmaker Mario Van Peebles’ eco-friendly horror movie, which follows the haunting of a family at Eco-Valley ashram for wasting water and not recycling. For his next effort, Peebles follows a family greening their home on a TV series, “MVP’s Green House,” for upcoming Equator TV, a hi-def network.

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