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Golden Globes Goes Vegan To Tackle Climate Change

by | January 3, 2020

The Golden Globes will become the first major awards ceremony to ditch animal products and serve a totally vegan menu.

The awards — which will take place on January 5 — are an annual celebration of excellence in film and television. This year marks the 77th year for the awards, which will be hosted by Ricky Gervais.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) — the organizer of the prestigious event — has made the menu change in a bid to become more environmentally friendly and sustainable. 

“Over the holidays, we took time to reflect on the last year and began thinking about the new year and the decade ahead” said Lorenzo Soria, President of HFPA.

“The climate crisis is impossible to ignore and after speaking with our peers, and friends in the community, we felt challenged to do better.”

In addition to the change to the menu, water will be served in glass bottles instead of plastic ones, and the red carpet will be reused at other events throughout the year.

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The 77th Golden Globes will be the first major awards ceremony to go vegan (Photo: Andrey Bayda/Shutterstock.com)

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Golden Globes Vegan Menu

More than 1,300 people will dine at the main event, with more than 10,000 meals estimated to be served throughout the entire evening.

Attendees will enjoy a Golden Beet Soup starter, followed by King Oyster Mushroom “Scallops” with wild mushroom risotto and vegetables as the main course.

A Vegan Opera Dome, crafted by professional pastry chef Thomas Henzi, will be served as dessert.

“We don’t think we’ll change the world with one meal,” explained Soria, “but we decided to take small steps to bring awareness. The food we eat, the way it is processed and grown and disposed of, all of that contributes to the climate crisis.”

Do you think this plant-based change might inspire other event organizers to follow suit? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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