25 Feb '12, 8pm

My Big, Fat, Green Oscar Night

I don't get to the movies that often, so I'm not a huge fan of the Academy Awards. But 2007 was different story for two reasons. First, it was the year the Academy Awards went "green." Second, my brother-in-law, Michael Arndt, had been nominated for Best Original Screenplay for the indie film Little Miss Sunshine . So my husband and I were able to be there for the ceremony and get to witness this greening for ourselves. It was obviously a memorable evening for us. In addition to seeing Jon Bon Jovi (very exciting for a Jersey girl like me), we got to be there when Michael happily won his Oscar. But while I was watching Leonardo DiCaprio on stage announcing the greening of the Oscars, I had my doubts. In many ways, this glitzy, self-congratulatory ceremony glorifies the overconsumption that plagues our culture. Were these people really doing anything more than another PR st...

Full article: http://www.onearth.org/blog/my-big-fat-green-oscar-night

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