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Volume 19 Issue 50 | April 27 - May 3, 2007

A Downtown Express Special Supplement

Tribeca Film Festival 2007

The carbon-neutral premiere

The Tribeca Film Festival may not be sustainable throughout its two-week-long stint in the city, but it made a minimal impact on April 25. Following are some of the ways it went green on opening night.

• All large signs were printed on biodegradable fabric instead of vinyl, using soy and corn-based inks.

• The Red Carpet was made of organic, completely biodegradable fabrics.

• The generators were powered with bio-diesel fuel.

• Remaining carbon emissions were offset by the purchase of carbon credits.

• The furniture at the after party was sustainably made.

• The food came from local, free-range, organic farmers, and was served on reusable or biodegradable platters, along with utensils and glasses. Excess food was given to shelters.





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