San Francisco, CA - Dec. 10 - Global Green USA celebrated their 6th Annual San Francisco Gorgeous & Green Benefit Party on Monday, December 13th at the LEED certified W Hotel.  Co-chaired by Zem Joaquin and Nadine Weil, Gorgeous and Green benefits Global Green's initiatives nationally and in the Bay Area, including its groundbreaking work to create green affordable housing and schools for low-income families.

"We are truly honored by the San Francisco community’s support of Global Green’s mission and national initiatives," said Global Green President and CEO Matt Petersen. “While national climate and energy legislation is stalled in Congress, Global Green is creating effective local and regional programs and policies to dramatically reduce high energy bills, create green jobs and demonstrate effective solutions to climate change.

Habitat for Humanity East Bay homeowners and volunteers from the LEED for Neighborhood Development certified Edes Avenue project were also celebrated at the event.  Thanks to the philanthropic support of PG&E, Global Green USA partnered with Habitat for Humanity to create 3 LEED Platinum and 3 LEED Gold townhomes that feature solar panels, energy efficient building materials, passive solar design and other green features that reduce utility expenses and improve residents' health.

Zem Joaquin and Nadine Weil first conceived of the ecofabulous San Francisco benefit six years ago to raise awareness and support for Global Green. The evening featured an ecofashion show produced by Clarissa Nicosia and Lily Achatz.  Vintage and Sustainable designs will include: Vintage Stores: Vintage a la Mode, The Vutique, Torso Vintages, Ricky Serbin Haute; Sustainable Designers & Stores: C PAS, Karen Caldwell, Silk Utopia, Emily Melville, Eco Citizen, Oak & Co; and Jewelry & Accessories: Amber Marie Bently, Vintage a la Mode

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The event included a private patron organic dinner by Michelin Star Chef Joseph Humphrey of Cavallo Point. There was an acoustic dinner performance by Rogue Wave and evening surprises by Steve Connell, a spoken word poet.  James Van der Beek co-hosted the evening and DJ Donovan was be featured.

Sponsors for the event included: Rabobank, PG&E, W Hotel, The 11th Hour Project, Pureology, SPG Solar, Lemnis Lighting, Melvita, Silver Spring, Newton Vineyards, 360 Vodka, Sungevity.

Donated Products and services were provided by: Cavallo Point, Andronico’s, Kimberly Rider Interiors, Blueprint Studios, Jane Iredale, Clear Grape Pisco, Wines, Numi Tea, Bionade, Arta Tequila, MateVeza Beer, Amber Marie Bently Jewelry, Stars Model Management, EO, PeopleTowels, Popchips, Earthlust, Nude Skin Care, TCHO Chocolate, Weleda, Make Love Not Trash, Nairn's Oat Cakes, Alter Eco, EcoTools, Korres, Sugar Beach by Stellar Spa, Dolev Dermatology, Brita FilterForGood, Miette, Socola Chocolatier, Kingdom Cake, New Leaf Paper, Coup d'Etat Antiques, Florence Broadhurst Rug Collection, Alexander's, Cadrys, Bauer's Intelligent Transportation, Alyssa Warnock Design, Scentiments Flowers, Korbel, Orange Photography, Leftwich Event Specialists, DJ Donovan, SF Foliage, Design Ecology

Global Green USA, the American affiliate of President Gorbachev's Green Cross International, was founded in 1994. Global Green has been a national leader in championing smart solutions to climate change for more than fifteen years. In the Bay Area, Global Green has been instrumental in championing the construction of green affordable housing.

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