The carpet may still have been red at the Emmy Awards last night, but the entire production definitely had a tinge of green.

As reported in Grist List on Friday, the event included a solar panel canopy over the grandstands outside, hybrid and alternative-fuel vehicles for transporting stars, locally grown and/or organic food in the catering areas, and a red carpet made from recycled plastic bottles.

A short video clip from the show explains how Emmy organizers were able to go green(ish):

Grist thanks its sponsors. Become one.

And before you go dissin’ the stars for flying to the awards show (and thereby negating the Emmy organizers’ green efforts), take a moment to enjoy this clip of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert doing it for you: