The 2009 Teen Choice Awards in August was one of the most eco-friendly events in Hollywood. As part of FOX's Green It. Mean It." campaign, the following sustainable measures were taken:
- Press Tents: Pure Power Distribution powered change by providing Mobile Solar Hybrid Power Systems to power the audio, video and lighting in the press tents and VIP tent.
- Trees for a Green LA: FOX worked with LA Million Trees to dress the areas around the red carpet.
- Step & Repeat Solar Installation: PowerFilm, Inc. solar panel rolls were integrated into the step & repeat. For the first time ever, the step & repeat generated power to be used by the on-site press.
- Red Carpet: The Teen Choice red carpet was made of eco-friendly, synthetic grass, TigerTurf, provided by Cynthia Kiktavi Design and replanted after the event, which will conserve water and require no maintenance or pesticides.
- Lighting: LED and Kino Flo lighting were used in the press tents to drastically cut down power consumption and heat generated by the lighting fixtures.
- Teen We build Green Program (TWBGP): In conjunction with the Los angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), 10 students (ages 15-18) created battery packs that were used at Teen Choice 2009. the students are enrolled in the LAUSD iSEE Architecture and Engineering Internship Program, an innovative "green" workforce development program providing college credit and hands-on career experience for high school students interested in being part of the green building industry.
- School Garden Program: In conjuction with the Los Angeles Unified School District School Garden Program students decorated the press tent area and Grass Carpet with plants and flowers. After the event the plants were planted on LAUSD campuses throughout Los Angeles.
- Waste Program: All waste from the Gibson Amphitheatre and press tents was sorted for recycling by Crown Disposal.
- Mass Transit Program: Anyone who took public transportation to the Teen Choice Awards got a gift. Global Inheritance ran this successful encouragement program. Global Inheritance bridges the arts, creative thinking and education to develop interactive programs to inspire activisim.
- Energy Playground: A cell phone and camera charging station at the Global Inheritance's energy Playground was on-site for use. Attendees and talent become the power source by riding energy generated bikes and seesaws.
- Trashed: Art of Recycling. Redesigned recyling bins designed by the coolest names in the art world were displayed.
After years of printing page press guides and shipping them to recipients, the new and improved 2009-2010 FOX Press Guide is being emailed and is available for download only. No printing; no binders; no shipping!