Wednesday, February 13, 2013

U.S. Forest Service helps Hollywood build ‘green' movie set for 'Raising Hope'

The U.S. Forest Service announces today that they have teamed up with Hollywood to build the first “100 percent sustainable studio set.” The Forest Service’s Forest Products Laboratory teamed up to help create a hotel room for a two part episode of the show ‘Raising Hope.’ According to the release, the Hollywood set consists of “100 percent, USDA-certified bio-based and made with 100 percent cellulose fibers including post-consumer paper, wood and agricultural raw material sources” and “no toxic additives or adhesives.” “Raising Hope” art director John Zachary is thrilled. “The ongoing use of tropical hardwoods in set construction is an environmental tragedy and this experiment provided a cost-efficient alternative to unsustainable forest products,” he said in the release.  The team used “environmentally friendly paint, wallpaper, glue and carpet” during production...more

Ain't that a fine use of taxpayer dollars.  I recommend one thing:  sequester.

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