Celebs Leave Their Mark on “Sustainable Hands of Fame” at Sundance Film Festival

Celebs attending the Sundance Film Festival dropped by our Sustainability Suite today and got a good dose of "eco" to take home with them (along with a few environmentally-friendly goodies). Highlights:

WHO – Among those who dropped by were Bill Pullman (left, with me), the "president" in the blockbuster film Billpullman "Independence Day" and Elle Fanning, the charming nine-year-old who stars with Pullman in "Phoebe in Wonderland," which premiered at Sundance.

Timdaly1 Tim Daly of the hit TV show "Private Practice" also stopped in, saying that he and his family live a very "eco" lifestyle in New England. And Rachel Smith (right), Miss USA 2007Miss_usa, couldn’t have been more enthusiastic about the idea of using her own "big green purse."

Meanwhile, Jeremy Glazer of the Oscar-winning "Letters from Iwo Jima," plus rapper "Dr. Oz," various tv personalities, and the manager of the band Alice Cooper (!) mingled with stars from the movie "2 Fast 2 Furious" – not an eco-flick, but that didn’t stop the guys from proclaiming their enthusiasm for all things earth-friendly. 

200pxthe_haitian_2  Jimmy Jean-Louis (left), the "Haitian" on "Heroes," said hello, too. Like the others, he happily took a copy of the Big Green Purse booklet we’re handing out as a prelude to the publication of the entire book in February.

WHAT – Everyone who visited our suite graciously agreed to participate in our Sustainable Hands of Fame project: after dipping their palms in non-toxic, no-VOC Olympic paint (green, of course), they stamped Celeb_with_hands_2 their handprint on a beautiful Marmoleum floor tile (made by Forbo, Inc.) that’s crafted from recyclable, bio-based materials. The tiles will be auctioned on EBay, with profits going to charities like Alaska Wilderness League and World Peace One. Anyone needing a break took a breather on the beautiful furniture made from reclaimed teak by Groovy Stuff.

As Hollywood Reporter TV cameras filmed the rappers jamming in front of the Sustainability Suite sign-in, I talked with producers about including more eco-tips in their upcoming productions. No promises yet – but these indie filmmakers couldn’t have been more receptive to the idea of "going green."

2 Responses to Celebs Leave Their Mark on “Sustainable Hands of Fame” at Sundance Film Festival

  1. Jen Hill January 28, 2008 at 11:12 am #

    Dear Diane,
    I am so glad I bumped into you at Sundance this year. What an exciting event the Alive! Expo turned out to be.
    “Big Green Purse” is an amazing and well thought out book. I strongly agree with you that how we spend our money influences the marketplace for better or worse. I appreciate your work and efforts in making this world a greener and safer place.

  2. Diane MacEachern February 9, 2008 at 4:42 am #

    Thanks for your kind comments about my book. I hope we’ll be able to find some way to work together soon!

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