Posted by: Rajiv Harjai | June 13, 2007

Red is Out, Green is In

shilpa-shetty-green.jpg The IIFA awards ceremoy (Indian Oscars) was not a red carpet event, instead it was green.  It was green because IIFA wanted to apprise people regarding the issue of Global Warming.  Many speeches made during the awards addressed Global Warming.   All the Celebrities came out and commented on Global Warming at the red carpet interviews, excuse me, green carpet interviews.  Shlipa Shetty made it a point to wear green at the awards ceremony and at the press conferences. 

I recently watched Al Gore’s Documentry – An Inconvinient Truth.  Global Warming is a dangerous phenomenon, if you have the time watch the documentry by clicking on the link above. 

Every company these days has global warming on their agenda, but that is not enough.  Everyone has to help in this noble cause.  Therefore, my friends and readers, lets use energy saving bulbs which cut your electricity bill more than half, this a very simple way of contributing towards prevention of Global Warming and saving money.



  1. Rajiv – personally, I find it ridiculous that someone decided to include environmental issues in this event with a “green” carpet.

    There is already widespread awareness of climate change – what is probably needed most if for people like Shetty to change their own behaviour and lifestyles fundamentally. Walking on a green carpet, wearing a green dress, even carbon offsetting an extravagent lifestyle, changes nothing.

    And when these celebrities spout on about how caring their are about the planet, it is just hot air since they still fly about the world, maintain homes they don’t need and generally consume far more than any of us could save by changing lightbulbs (or living in a dark cave come to that).

    I have a question for you – what happened to the “green” carpet after its 15 minutes of fame? There was an environmental impact from its manufacture and unless it is reused (cleaning involves use of chemicals too) or recycled in some useful way, it will take over 50 years to decompose if dumped like billions of square yards of carpet each year in landfill.

    If we are serious about environmental issues, then every decision counts, even the rather pointless use of a carpet for a few celebrities to walk on.

  2. Like it or not, climate change is the catch phrase for the moment and our ‘carbon footprints’ are acquiring more publicity than ever. It is commendable and a charitable act of Shilpa Shetty to wear green in recognition of this.


    Do you not think it is dangerous, if not, arrogant to pressume that our tiny quantity of man-made emissions of carbon dioxide ( for after all top scientists are saying it is in the region of less than 0.01 %) could possibly effect the global environment?

    Surely not.

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