This past Emmy Award show rolled out a red carpet made from recycled plastic bottles, used solar-generated power and served organic food at the Governor's Ball, among many other eco-feats. Plus, presenters and host Ryan Seacrest all arrived in hybrids.
Scrubs "janitor" Neil Flynn shows Zack Braff the green way. (courtesy of NBC)
NBC TV recently went green for a week, with shows from "Scrubs" to "Singing Bee" spreading some kind of eco-message. David Schwimmer's hysterical turn as eco-hero Greenzo on "30 Rock" was must-see, as was Steve Carell (Michael on "The Office") braving the wild on a survivalist camping trip. Contestants on "The Biggest Loser" competed for a Ford Hybrid and "Scrubs" janitor (actor Neil Flynn) vied to become the hospital's environmental officer. Even "ER" got into the green swing with Morris (actor Scott Grimes) buying a smart car and Abby and Pratt (Maura Tierny and Mekhi Phifer) suffering through the county hospital's brownouts.
David Schwimmer as Greenzo on 30 Rock. (courtesy of NBC)
But not to worry if you missed any of these episodes. If the writers' strike continues, you'll be seeing the reruns soon enough. Hollywood recycles after all.
GREEN THUMBS UP TO...
Bill Clinton's Little Rock, Ark., library. The eco-friendly building opened with a silver rating from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, the gods of environmentally friendly buildings. And now the building has earned a platinum rating by erecting a green roof with plants and soils that will provide insulation, grow a green herb-and-veggie garden and capture rainwater. Clinton wants to see this model of green roofs used nationwide. A sweet touch: The staff also planted his late beloved mom, Virginia Kelly's, favorite yellow roses.
Check out Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Adam McKay's eco send-up "Enviro-Tips from Green Team" on funnyordie.com, offering such beauties as "Remember when you're done with a crime scene, always bleach."
MALIBU FIRE NEWS
Matthew McConaughey and Minnie Driver were forced to evacuate during the last round of Malibu fires, but sadly, Michael "Flea" Balzary of the Red Hot Chili Peppers lost a home he had up for sale. The Melbourne-born singer had recently moved into another Malibu property, complete with solar power.
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