GLOBAL GREEN USA HOSTS 4TH ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO BENEFIT; HIGHLIGHTS GREEN BUILDING & SOLAR SOLUTIONS AS UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE KICKS OFF
RELEASES FIRST EVER GLOBAL SOLAR REPORT CARD POINTING WAY FOR OBAMA'S NEW ECONOMY BASED ON CALIFORNIA¹S LEADERSHIP TO INCREASE SOLAR INVESTMENT TO CREATE NEW GREEN JOBS AND EXPAND CLEAN ENERGY PRODUCTION
Event Features Kate Bosworth, Mayor Gavin Newsom, Elliott Yamin, Sebastian Siegel, Darren Moore and hundreds of Global Green supporters
San Francisco, CA - Dec. 2nd - Global Green USA celebrated their 4th Annual San Francisco Benefit Party on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008. Held at San Francisco's LEED certified Bently Reserve, the event focused on green solutions that can help address the world¹s economic, energy and environmental crises. Proceeds from the evening benefited Global Green's initiatives nationally and in the Bay Area including its groundbreaking work to rebuild New Orleans green, to create green affordable housing that dramatically reduces high energy bills for low-income families and to create healthy green schools.
"We are truly honored by the support of the San Francisco community to embrace Global Green¹s mission to fight climate change and protect our coastal cities at risk," said Global Green President and CEO Matt Petersen. "As the next international climate meeting - the COP 14 - kicks off today in Poland and President-elect Obama gets ready to assume office in the face of environmental and financial crises, there has never been a more important time to transform our economy to create new green jobs and clean energy. Our Global Solar Report Card released today affirms California's transformational leadership."
The event, entitled "Gorgeous and Green," was co-chaired by Zem Joaquin, Matt Petersen and Nadine Weil. The event included a VIP dinner and exclusive performance by American Idol finalist Elliot Yamin, as well as a presentation by climate expert and Global Green Advisory Board member Dr. Stephen Schneider.
The event concluded with a special eco fashion show by Clarissa Nicosia and Lily Achatz featuring Bahar Shahpar, Cari Borja, Del Forte Denim, Eco Citizen, Edun, John Patrick Organic, Juleselin, Lara Miller, Larsen Grey, Lily Achatz, Livity, Linda Loudermilk, Loomstate, Loyale, Mika Machida, Platinum Dirt, Rain Tees by Andira, Same Underneath, Sara Shepherd, Stewart+Brown, and Thomas-Ray Eccles. Eco-Shoes by Charmone Shoes and Cri de Coeur. Eco-Jewelry by Amber Marie Bently. Cosmetics by Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics. Hair by diPietro Todd. Models: Stars Model Management.
Kate Bosworth wore a 3.1 philip lim spring '09 black ole zipper dress, created with an all-natural fiber blend of 60% hemp and 40% silk. For minimum environmental impact, the fabric was hand-dyed with eco-friendly coloring and the zippers were recycled from surplus remnants, thus reducing wastage and the overall footprint.
Sponsors for the event included: Christopher & Amber Marie Bently, PG&E, Rabobank, Wachovia, Sam Wyly, Ecofabulous, Liebherr, Eric & Carmel Greenberg, Newton Vineyard, Lyn Lear, The Pierre & Pamela Omidyar Fund, Stephen Simon, Nadine Weil, Lisa Sardegna, Zem Joaquin, O Organics, Earthbound Farms, Murray Circle at Cavallo Point, Jane Iredale, Juice Beauty, Epi Center MedSpa, and Duchess Marden.
Donating Companies for the event included: Big City Chefs, Clean Fish, VeeV Eco-Friendly Cocktails, Square One Organic Vodka, Iron Horse Vineyards, Boisset Family Estates, The FOUR Wine Company, MateVeza, LIVE Energy, Bionade, Numi Tea, EcoloBlue Water, Organic Bouquet, Marin Outdoor Living, Fairmont San Francisco Green Suite, Kimpton Hotels EarthCare, and PlanetTran Hybrid Car Service.
Global Green USA, the American affiliate of President Gorbachev's Green Cross International, was founded in 1993. Global Green has been a national leader in championing smart solutions to climate change for more than a decade. In the Bay Area, Global Green has been instrumental in championing the construction of green affordable housing. Most recently Global Green has battled climate change in New Orleans the first American city ravaged by climate change's impacts by launching an innovative strategy to rebuild the city green.
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