Greening Hollywood On The Academy Red Carpet

By Paige Donner

Flat Stanley would like to thank the Academy! Flat Stanley, who, from here on out, prefers to be known  ECO-Flat Stanley, was so inspired by all that theAcademy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, with the help of NRDC , has done in recent years to green the Academy Awards that he, too, decided the only way to attend the Oscars is to attend them in an environmentally-friendly way.
So, in respect to the Earth and its global inhabitants, Eco-Flat Stanley walked the Red Carpet at the Academy Awards’ Kodak Theater in Hollywood this year and took Greening Hollywood with him. [editorial note: Oscar and Academy Awards are both registered trademarks. Our system does not translate the symbol for Registered Trademark onto the blog. Please note throughout the blog that both Oscar and Academy Awards are registered trademarks of AMPAS].
Both Eco-Flat Stanley and Greening Hollywood would like to congratulate both the nominees and winners in every category who worked hard to achieve the honors bestowed on them at Sunday’s Academy Awards Ceremony, especially Best Picture winner Slumdog Millionaire!

Partial Cast of Slumdog Millionaire, Oscar Best Picture Winner, 2009

Walk with Greening Hollywood on the Academy Red Carpet…

Eco-Flat Stanley arrived at Kodak Theater’s OSCAR Red Carpet on Sunday in his Toyota Prius Hybrid.
Eco-Flat Stanley on the Academy Red Carpet, 2009

Leslie Unger, Director of Communications, AMPAS, gave Eco-Flat Stanley a warm welcome on the red carpet. He was thrilled about that because he had really been hoping to meet the kids fromSlumdog Millionaire who are now his fellow Super Stars. He hopes they can all work together towards creating a better future for the children of the world. UNESCO.

AMPAS’ Champion of Children, Leslie Unger

Eco-Flat Stanley made lots of friends on the Kodak Theater Red Carpet.
Eco-Flat Stanley’s fans shaking his hand, Academy Red Carpet, 2009

Eco-Flat Stanley advised Greening Hollywood’s Paige Donner on her fashion choices for Sunday’s Academy Red Carpet.
Greening Hollywood’s Paige Donner wearing re-purposed Isaac Mizrahi by Target, Tote Bag by Terracycle

He approved of her TerraCycle tote bag, made from recycled Kool-Aid and Honest Tea juice packs, and loved her choice of a Kelly Green jacket from Target, by Isaac Mizrahi, which was re-purposed clothing.

Welcome to the Red Carpet!

Eco-Flat Stanley tried to soak up as much of the Academy’s red carpet ambiance as he could. He was thrilled to be in the mix!



Oscar weekend started for Eco-Flat Stanley on Thursday night when his friends, Zan Dubin Scott, ofPlug-In America, and Paige Donner of Greening Hollywood, took him to the Global Green USA Pre-OSCAR Fundraiser in Hollywood. He arrived on his Zero Motorcycle which is Eco-Flat Stanley’s favorite electric motorcycle right now.

Eco-Flat Stanley arrives at Global Green’s Pre-Oscar Fundraiser ’09 on his Zero Electric Motorcycle, Photo by P.D.


Eco-Flat Stanley was thrilled to see Sheryl Crow and Gavin Rossdale perform in concert, two of his favorite rocker-environmentalists.

Eco-Flat Stanley decided to take a nature break on Saturday and attend the Oscar Weekend’s EcoPreneur Salon Garden Retreat presented by Greening Hollywood on Saturday at California native plant garden, the Theodore Payne Foundation. Lots of Eco Stars were in attendance.
Isaiah Mosby, Eco-Flat Stanley’s Friend and fellow Treehugger, Photo by Yasemin Mosby

EcoPreneur Salon OSCAR Week Native Plant Garden Retreat, Hosts Paige Donner of Greening Hollywood, Lisa Novick of Theodore Payne Foundation and Veronika Judish of Paul Mitchell Systems, Photo by Yasemin Mosby

The February EcoPreneur Salon OSCAR Week Native Plant Garden Retreat was presented by Greening Hollywood’s Paige Donner and co-hosted by Paul Mitchell’s Veronika Judish with the support of Lisa Novick of the Theodore Payne Foundation. Veronika Judish gifted all EcoPreneurs with a line of Tea Tree Hair Products by Paul Mitchell which is their new all natural hair care line. Novick gifted Ecopreneurs with a lecture on native plants and a tour of the Theodore Payne native plant garden pointing out California lilacs, sages, bay leaf trees and other (fragrant) native plant species.
EcoPreneur Salon Oscar Week Garden Retreat Guests at the Theodore Payne Foundation Native Plant Garden, Photo by Eco-Flat Stanley

Eco-Flat Stanley learned a lot about native plant gardens from the lecture – especially about how important it is for insects to be allowed to have something to eat, that is, their native plants, so that they in turn will attract birds and butterflies. Eco-Flat Stanley felt rejuvenated by his day in nature and loved the company of his EcoPreneur Salon friends, especially the littlest of the Treehuggers there.

Lunch was provided by EcoPreneurs and M Cafe, the all natural and all organic Cafes in Hollywood, Culver City and now newly opened in Beverly Hills on Brighton Way.

Drinks were generously provided to Ecopreneurs by AdinaSteaz and IzzeAdina and Steaz are both organic and fair trade and they make coffee drinks, green tea drinks and juices. Izze makes sparkling juice drinks. RideAmigos helped out with carpooling and ride sharing.

On Friday, Eco-Flat Stanley was invited to a few Pre-Oscar Parties for the Nominees. Eco-Flat Stanley had a really great time at Haven sponsored by Russell Simmons, Entertainment Fusion Group and Leader Enterprises which was at a posh Beverly Hills house that featured cascading waterfalls.

Eco-Flat Stanley got to meet Liz McCartney, CNN’s Hero of the Year, who founded a program called the St. Bernard Project which is helping to re-build homes down in New Orleans. He also saw Rosario Dawson and Queen Latifah there! He was so star-struck by these gorgeous gals that he forgot to put himself in the pictures he snapped!
Queen Latifah at Haven, 2009, Photo by Eco-Flat Stanley

He also made a friend when he met actor Tom Malloy who is co-starring in the upcoming Love N’ Dancing with Amy Smart, another Eco-Celeb. Rosario Dawson, an environmentalist, was totally surprised by the effortless exercise of the $10,500 Power Plate workout machine she tried at Haven on Thursday.
Rosario Dawson at Haven 2009, Photo courtesy Wire Image
She also loved the Sony MOXI HD-DVR…She got a chuckle out of playing blackjack on the screen.
Celebrities including Tim Daly, Taraji P Henson, Dana Delany, Zooey Deschanel, Kerry Washington, Alfre Woodard, and David Hyde Pierce attended Haven to support the Creative Coalition.

Eco-Flat Stanley digs Foster Grant Sunglasses. Eco-Flat Stanley’s friend, Paige Donner of Greening Hollywood, adores Madison & Mulholland eco-friendly bags made from bamboo and World Charms accessories – for herself and her eco-fashion conscious friends.

Eco-Flat Stanley knows he’ll be using his new pair of Bandals which are sustainably designed flip-flops, when he goes to the beach next. He really appreciated when Bandals President Thomas Sesti recalled seeing him up on Treasure Island in the Bay Area last. Flowers were by Aristrocratic by Design, also featured on Fox News’ morning show.

Eco-Flat Stanley and friends.

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