For Immediate Release
February 27, 2012
Little Orange Lorax inspires us all to go Green!
Local companies Dunbar Theatre & BSI Biodegradable Solutions partner to celebrate the release of the Lorax movie by creating a “sustainable theatre” opening night & contest for kids.
Vancouver, BC – Dr. Seuss’ beloved environmental story The Lorax comes to life on the big screen this weekend, and Dunbar Theatre (4555 Dunbar Street) and local company BSI Biodegradable Solutions (BSI) wants to educate kids about ‘going green’ with a special opening night screening on March 2, 2012. Children four to 12 years old can enter the “Go Green to See Orange” contest to win tickets by explaining in 50 words or less how they can decrease packaging waste in their house and/or school. In addition, BSI will showcase compostable concession stand products at the event.
Full “Go Green to See Orange” contest details:
To enter, children four to 12 years old can email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com from now until Feb 29, 2012 and tell us in 50 words or less how they can decrease packaging waste in their house and/or school. The ten lucky winners will receive a green products prize package plus 2 tickets to the special showing of The Lorax at Dunbar Theatre on March 2, 2012. Winners will be contacted via email.
Dunbar Theatre’s aim is to increase its sustainable footprint by created a “bring your own container” option for the showing and by converting concessions from conventional to compostable packaging. The opening night showing will also be made “carbon reduced > carbon neutral” through the sponsorship of Carbon off-sets by BSI Biodegradable Solutions (up to 5 tonnes).
“As a child, The Lorax was an entertaining story and the message was easy to understand, even if we couldn’t figure out what kind of creature the Lorax was,” said Susanna Carson, CEO of BSI Biodegradable Solutions.“As an adult I feel the story of The Lorax is at the heart of some of our biggest issues with economy & environment. BSI is proud to sponsor the “Go Green to See Orange” contest. We hope the Lorax will inspire a new generation of aware consumers and future innovative entrepreneurs.”
About Dunbar Theatre
The Dunbar Theatre is one of Vancouver’s renowned independent theatres. Owned by Ken Charko, it was built in the early 30’s and is a community treasure. Local theatres play an important part in community economy & sustainability. Each year over 80,000 vehicles don’t need to travel into the downtown core as moviegoer’s walk or take a shorter commute to their local theatre. Dunbar Theatre is located at 4555 Dunbar Street, Vancouver, BC.
About BSI Biodegradable Solutions
Founded in 2004, BSI Biodegradable Solutions (BSI) is becoming one of North America’s preeminent specialty suppliers of compostable and eco-friendly products for the restaurant and foodservice industry. Our product lines include tree-free and certified sustainable forestry (SFI) packaging materials. For more information, please visit www.biodegradablesolutions.com