Due to the taxation controversy over the lavish Oscar gift baskets of the past, the 2007 Academy Awards took a different path: They went green. Each presenter received 100,000 pounds of carbon offsets to help balance their rockstar lifestyles. Two companies were chosen to be part of the gift, TerraPass and Simon Pearce. TerraPass provided the carbon offsets in the form of funding for emissions-reducing projects, and Simon Pearce designed the sculpture to represent the gift. I had the pleasure of helping out my friends at TerraPass by contributing to the brochure that accompanied the very beautiful glass sculpture. Here are a few excerpts from the brochure.