Money, a green favorite to many, was flowing this opening weekend. Case and point: "The Muppets" was the #2 grossing movie of Thanksgiving Weekend (love it or hate it, Twilight's Breaking Dawn wouldn't dare step aside to give up the #1 spot). "The Muppets" grossing $29.5 million this opening weekend alone, according to UGO: The Movie Times.
But wait! There's more!
Environmental steward Yazmin Watkins served on set, making it greener than ever! According to On Earth: A Survival Guide To the Planet, her jobs were many. She was the one in charge of:
- reducing the amount of waste produced on set;
- monitoring and eliminating waste in the areas of energy usage, water, and other vital resources;
- hiring green vendors; including organic caterers and composters
- All of this (and more) ties in with Walt Disney's Environmental Initiatives and Commitments, which they began in 2009.
Movie Poster image from http://jimhillmedia.com/editor_in_chief1/b/press_releases/archive/2011/10/24/new-release-quot-the-muppets-original-soundtrack-quot-on-walt-disney-records.aspx and Kermit pic from http://www.theresabook.com/2011/09/a-bit-of-meme-kermit-the-frog/. Walter pic from http://jimhillmedia.com/editor_in_chief1/b/press_releases/archive/2011/10/12/new-muppet-character-descriptions.aspx.