When most people think of the Fox Network, the color that comes to mind is red. Or red, white, and blue. But for this year’s 63rd Emmys, the Fox Network is pulling out all the stops–and even pulling out a red carpet made from recycled materials! We’ve said it before, but it deserves constant mention: When large entities, celebrities, corporations and the like to the right thing, consumers and the public at large are likely to follow suit. This is inspiration beyond Valentino and Oscar De La Renta, baby!
According to Talk TV World, “Solar panels will provide power to the Primetime Emmys red carpet and, for the first time ever, FOX will donate the solar panels and the red carpet to local charities after the event. In addition, the 390-foot red carpet is the largest ever to be lit entirely by low-energy LED and fluorescent lighting.”
Naturally (all puns intended), we love to hear about the solar panels, though we will be interested in hearing what happens to them/where they go after the Emmys. So if anyone knows, please give us a holler. Guessing here, but don’t you think the recycled red carpet would be worth something after all those celebs had traipsed across it in their finest ensembles? We think it would be especially cool if chunks of that carpet could be sold for charity, say something for the Sierra Club or our friends over at Clean Water Action.
So here’s food for though Arizonans: What do you think about challenging local event holders to mimic the good green deeds of the 63rd Emmys? That next PGA Tour, outdoor concert, or hosting of a political figure could be solar powered and geared up with repurposed goods, don’t you think? And of course, Adair Solar Company in Mesa would do the solar installation, right? Right!
Good job, Fox Newtwork. Keep greenin’ up!