Fox hosted their 10th annual Fall Eco-Casino Party this month. The event incorporated many eco-friendly elements, including:
The all-new 2014 C-MAX Hybrid – The Eco-Friendly car is efficient in operation combined with dynamic style and performance. In addition to the looks, power and room the C-MAX Hybrid has SmartGauge® with EcoGuide that coaches the driver to drive more efficiently. The next-generation SmartGauge® with EcoGuide provides real-time information, such as a display of lush green leaves displayed growing on a green vine indicating greater driving efficiency. The more lush green leaves you have, the more efficiently you are driving. The C-MAX also has built-in LCD tutorials on braking and driving efficiency with a 2.0L Atkinson-cycle I-4 gas engine teamed with an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (eCVT).
The “green” in the design, was transformed the parking lot into a casino. A caramel color astro-turf was used to create the flooring. The astro turf is a rental item that will be put back into the rental system at Classic Party Rentals, and used on the top side for a few additional events and once it is no longer in a good condition to be used “front of house,” Classic uses the reverse side in kitchens or areas that need protecting to maximize the longevity of the turf.
Locally grown, eco-friendly flowers in bamboo vases, along with rented lanterns, complimented the existing decor at the Bungalow Club.
Event furniture, décor, lighting fixtures, linens, napkins and greenery had been rented and will be reused.
Best efforts are made to recycle all cans, bottles, cardboard and paper used by staff and guests.
All food waste in food and beverage outlets is composted, and kitchen grease is donated to local companies that recycle the grease for many different purposes
FOX and Ford donated up to $25,000 to four eco-friendly charities:
o HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF GREATER LOS ANGELES (HFH GLA) – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) For more information, please visit www.habitatla.org or call 310-323-4663.
o HEAL THE BAY – Heal the Bay is a Santa Monica-based nonprofit dedicated to protecting the health and safety of Southern California’s beaches and ocean. The organization has a 29-year track record of using sound science and community engagement to help solve local environmental issues. Learn more at www.healthebay.org.
o THE NATURE CONSERVANCY – For over 60 years, The Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest conservation organization, has protected and restored natural areas—forests, oceans, rivers, mountains, deserts, grasslands and more—so that all places that sustain life will endure for future generations. Learn more at http://www.nature.org/
o THE ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA ASSOCIATION (EMA) – The Environmental Media Association (EMA) is a Non-Profit 501(c)3 Organization founded in 1989 by Cindy and Alan Horn and Lyn and Norman Lear. EMA is dedicated to harnessing the power of the entertainment community and the media in a global effort to educate on environmental issues and promote sustainable lifestyles. www.ema-online.org
Season eleven “So You Think You Think You Can Dance” winner Ricky Ubeda attended the party. click on the video link to see what he had to say about his time since winning the show and more. Ubeda is currenty in rehearshals for the “so You Think You Can Dance” tour which starts October 1st.
To see my other interviews with Ricky: