SOURCE: Absolut

May 01, 2008 13:07 ET

Fanny Lu Provides Simple Tips to Have a "Green" Party With the Absolut Global Cooling™ Campaign

Absolut Global Cooling Encourages Consumers to Reduce the Effects of Global Warming

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 1, 2008) - Fanny Lu, recent winner of a Latin Billboard, has joined Absolut® Vodka for its ABSOLUT GLOBAL COOLING™ campaign, which encourages consumers to reduce the effects of global warming by offering simple steps they can implement in their daily lives (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5014206951767754515). With just a few minor changes, we can all make a big difference to save our planet's future. Fanny Lu provides some simple steps to demonstrate how she throws a "green" party with friends. These are some of her favorites: 1) Take the party outside and save energy! Fire up the grill and enjoy some al fresco dining. Turn off the lights and light some votive candles and spend the night with the stars and the moonlight; 2) Let your guests know it's a green party. Plant the seeds of environmental knowledge even before the fiesta begins. Save on paper by sending your invites via email; 3) Be supermarket savvy. When shopping for party supplies, switch to re-usable grocery bags and just say no to plastic bags. Given a choice between plastic and paper, opt for paper; 4) Go organic with food and beverages. Support local farmers and vegetable growers by buying locally. Choose organic products that weren't grown or manufactured using harsh chemicals. For a refreshing and smart idea, make your cocktails with natural juices -- vodka goes great with any juice; 5) Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Replace paper plates, napkins and cups with cloth napkins, dinnerware, and glasses to cut down on trash. Customize cups with trinkets, tags, or embellishments that fit in with your party theme; 6) A cool idea: When washing dishes and linens during and after the party, use cold water instead of hot water. Line-dry laundry if possible. These tips will save on electricity, which is a boost to your finances and the environment; 7) Recycled materials are the in thing. Decorate your place and serve drinks and appetizers on platters made from recycled materials. Bamboo platters and place mats are better over plastic because bamboo is an easily replenished resource. Bamboo also generates 35% more oxygen than the same amount of trees; 8) Don't forget to recycle! Have areas marked for your guests to discard garbage properly. For more information, visit www.absolut.com

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