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Last issue, we gave you some tips for eco-friendly entertaining, and this issue is all about entertainment! So grab yourself some popcorn and enjoy!
The Green Screen
Today marks the first day of the Sundance Film Festival - an annual week-long event taking place in Park City, Utah. Can't make it to Utah? Host your own get-together and watch some winners from previous years, such as Al Gore's documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" (which premiered at Sundance in 2006).
The festival is continuing to educate ticket-holders and celebrities alike on ways to be more green (covered in more detail on Green-Lemonade.com) - including exhibits that promote living a luxurious and eco-friendly lifestyle. And while the celebrity high-life isn't for all of us, we can learn a few green tips from these stars - paparazzi not included.
- Will Ferrell drives an electric car.
- Rocker Eve includes a "no plastic or Styrofoam" rule as part of her backstage demands.
- Leo DiCaprio uses a low flow toilet.
- And Tyra Banks only flushes when necessary.
- Jennifer Aniston takes three minute showers.
- Justin Timberlake practices carbon offsetting.
- Sting promotes eating locally and organically.
- Brad Pitt focuses on affordability, sustainability, safety for the new homes in New Orleans.
(Thanks to "The Green Book" and Ecorazzi for the above celebrity information.)
Popcorn and movies go hand in hand. And as you settle in to watch your favorite flick, take a green cue from the celebs above and make yourself a little bowl of popcorn that is healthier for you and the environment by choosing organic kernels and popping it on the stove (read: ditch the microwave variety!).
Movie Worthy Popcorn
3 Tbsp. coconut oil
1/2 cup organic popcorn kernels
salt to taste
Place oil and a few kernels a large, heavy bottomed pot on the stove over medium heat. Once these kernels pop, add the rest and cover. Continue to pop, shaking occasionally, until the popping has almost stopped. Take off the heat and pour into a large bowl. Salt to taste.
Enjoy it plain or try some of these topping ideas:
- The Classic: melted (organic) butter
- The Sweet: fair trade chocolate chips (caution: this gets messy!)
- The Italian: fresh grated parmesan cheese & a little garlic powder
- The Spicy: a mix of cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper
- The Fancy: enjoy your popcorn with a nice glass of sparkling wine
Green-Lemonade Tees & Totes
Don't forget Green-Lemonade Canvas Totes and Tees are now available! Whether you carry a Green-Lemonade tote or a favorite of your own, it is not too late to make a personal resolution to say goodbye to plastic bags this year.