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Oscar Goes Green


The secret is out. Academy Awards presenters and performers did not go home empty handed on Sunday, despite the removal of the lavish Oscar gift baskets. TerraPass has announced that the Academy presented each presenter with 100,000 lbs of CO2 reductions from TerraPass to offset a year of carbon emissions. The gift was physically represented by a glass sculpture from Simon Pearce and TerraPass added a conservation handbook to the box. There’s a website set up for purchasing the same sculpture and a year of emissions reductions (30 metric tons in this calculation) for $650, or you can get a 5 year version (including a tour of the glass factory and a meal) for $2,100. (big thanks to Erik!)

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