Nicki Minaj chooses to go green

By: Tucker Harrington

The 40th annual American Music Awards took place on November 18 and although the event was supposed to be about handing out recognition awards to fabulous artists, many prizes got overshadowed by what the stars were wearing. reports popular rapper Nicki Minaj certainly stole the show in her gown, making all the other ladies green with envy. The chartreuse-toned Monique Lhuillier frock was a masterpiece in itself, while the dress was even more impressive thanks to the over-the-top star.

Minaj dazzled in the green gown that had a straight across neckline and a bit of ruching on the bodice, helping to show off her fabulous curves. The frock transcended into a mermaid style bottom half – the dress covered the red carpet in green with Minaj’s every step. Despite the fact that the rapper made the gown look fabulous, she isn’t the first A-lister to rock the look. reports “Modern Family” star Julie Bowen wore the same dress months prior during the Emmy Awards. The gorgeous Paula Patton wore a lighter, yellow version of the frock to the 2012 Golden Globe Awards. It seems it is in to be green.

Minaj isn’t the only one going “green” – another fan of the movement is The custom award making company is now looking to pay it forward when it comes to the environment. Back in July 2009, pledged its commitment to donating at least one tree on its customers’ behalf when they ordered more than $100 worth of trophies or awards. In 2010, the tally of trees planted thanks to and its “forever customers” reached more than 10,000. is also taking other measures to be green around the office and is urging other companies to follow suit. Green tips to take away include offices switching from standard fax machines to e-faxes and adjusting the printer settings to double-sided to use less paper. Turning off all electronics at the end of each work day and printing on recycled copy paper also reduces a business’s carbon footprint.

Keeping a coffee pot plugged in for eight hours adds more than $10 to the electric bill each month, while having a computer on for 24 hours costs over $12 per station. Follow the stars’ lead and make small changes to improve the planet.