You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Spirit Awards go green

Ceremony converts into eco-friendly event

Film Independent is cleaning up its act and converting the 2008 Spirit Awards into a zero-waste, eco-friendly event.

Changes will be made in virtually every facet of the ceremony, ranging from food preparation and type of food served, to differences in member viewing and voting tactics.

Among other efforts, ceremony will use recycled print materials, biodiesel-fueled generators, and offer attendees a ride-share program. In lieu of paper waste, distribution company B-side will offer voting members the option to view nominated films via online streaming, and may opt to vote online as well.

The newer, greener awards will take place Feb. 23 in Santa Monica.

More Film

  • 'Song of Back and Neck' Review

    Tribeca Film Review: 'Song of Back and Neck'

    Film Independent is cleaning up its act and converting the 2008 Spirit Awards into a zero-waste, eco-friendly event. Changes will be made in virtually every facet of the ceremony, ranging from food preparation and type of food served, to differences in member viewing and voting tactics. Among other efforts, ceremony will use recycled print materials, […]

  • Sam Rockwell Jojo Rabbit

    Sam Rockwell Eyes Taika Waititi's 'Jojo Rabbit' With Scarlett Johansson

    Film Independent is cleaning up its act and converting the 2008 Spirit Awards into a zero-waste, eco-friendly event. Changes will be made in virtually every facet of the ceremony, ranging from food preparation and type of food served, to differences in member viewing and voting tactics. Among other efforts, ceremony will use recycled print materials, […]

  • Roadrunner Capital Fund

    The Exchange, Forest Road Team on Roadrunner Capital Fund (EXCLUSIVE)

    Film Independent is cleaning up its act and converting the 2008 Spirit Awards into a zero-waste, eco-friendly event. Changes will be made in virtually every facet of the ceremony, ranging from food preparation and type of food served, to differences in member viewing and voting tactics. Among other efforts, ceremony will use recycled print materials, […]

  • Ross Butler'13 Reasons Why' TV series

    '13 Reasons Why' Actor Ross Butler Joins DC's 'Shazam!'

    Film Independent is cleaning up its act and converting the 2008 Spirit Awards into a zero-waste, eco-friendly event. Changes will be made in virtually every facet of the ceremony, ranging from food preparation and type of food served, to differences in member viewing and voting tactics. Among other efforts, ceremony will use recycled print materials, […]

  • Oscars 2016 Red Carpet Placeholder

    Film Academy Sets Key Dates for 91st Oscars

    Film Independent is cleaning up its act and converting the 2008 Spirit Awards into a zero-waste, eco-friendly event. Changes will be made in virtually every facet of the ceremony, ranging from food preparation and type of food served, to differences in member viewing and voting tactics. Among other efforts, ceremony will use recycled print materials, […]

  • Philip D'Antoni wins an Oscar for

    Philip D’Antoni, 'The French Connection' Producer, Dies at 89

    Film Independent is cleaning up its act and converting the 2008 Spirit Awards into a zero-waste, eco-friendly event. Changes will be made in virtually every facet of the ceremony, ranging from food preparation and type of food served, to differences in member viewing and voting tactics. Among other efforts, ceremony will use recycled print materials, […]

  • Ansel ElgortVanity Fair Oscar Party, Arrivals,

    Ansel Elgort Talks #MeToo, 'The Goldfinch' and His Creepy Thriller 'Jonathan'

    Film Independent is cleaning up its act and converting the 2008 Spirit Awards into a zero-waste, eco-friendly event. Changes will be made in virtually every facet of the ceremony, ranging from food preparation and type of food served, to differences in member viewing and voting tactics. Among other efforts, ceremony will use recycled print materials, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content