The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards has just announced they are serving a 100% plant-based menu – in a bid to be more sustainable. This is the third major award ceremony to do so, following the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice awards in removing animal products.
These changes have been made in a bid to be more sustainable and have a lower impact on the environment.
“As part of the show’s long-standing commitment to sustainable practices, the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will feature a plant-based menu at its ceremony on Sunday, January 19,” the organization said in an official statement.
“The SAG Awards has been the recipient of the Environmental Media Association (EMA) Green Seal for 11 years running in addition to having been awarded the EMA Gold Seal and the Green Production honor.
“The SAG Awards has also partnered for multiple years with non-profit environmental organizations such as American Forests. For the 25th Anniversary of the SAG Awards, American Forests planted 25,000 trees across the U.S. in a collaborative effort to improve the quality of air, water, and wildlife habitat.”
Joaquin Phoenix has been influential with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, in changing the menu to plant-based vegan fare at the Golden Globes this year. Starting a trend which he openly spoke about in his award acceptance “First I would like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing and acknowledging the link between animal agriculture and climate change, it’s a very bold move, making tonight plant-based.” Following up with this comment in the post-award interview.
“I was so moved with the decision to make tonight plant-based, it’s such an important step. The SAG Awards and the Critics Choice Awards and the Governors Ball, and whatever else there is, need to do it as well.”
The SAG Awards will be held on January 19th and can be watched on TNT or TBS at 8 pm Eastern Standard Time.
The Oscars are on February 9th at 8 pm Eastern Standard Time.