7th Annual San Francisco benefit honors designer eco-fashion, sustainable technologies and eco-conscious initiatives

San Francisco, December 7, 2011 – On Tuesday, December 6, 2011, Global Green USA’s 7th annualGorgeous and Green Gala benefit was held at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve, and recognized designer eco-fashion, sustainable technologies and eco-conscious initiatives making adifference in the lives of students and families throughout the Bay Area and nationally. Global Green announced the Texas School for the Deaf in Austin as the winner of itsNational Green School Makeover Competition presented by Pureology, and unveiled a new Green School Mobile Apppowered by Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. 

Co-Chairs and green activists Zem Joaquin and Nadine Weil and Global Green President Matt Petersen welcomed guests with a video describing the organizations efforts, and notable guests such as Jennifer Siebel Newsom and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, CSI: Miami’s Omar Miller and multi-platinum recording artist Michelle Branch. Though unable to attend, actress Rosario Dawson Skyped in from London to show her support sans makeup, further acknowledging the efforts to go natural.

The benefit featured several intimate exclusive musical performances by Branch and delicious organic cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs Michael Mina, Joseph Humphrey of Dixie, and Bill Corbett of Absinthe. A runway eco-fashion show  showcased the designs of Mina + Olya, KarenCaldwell, Sara Shepherd and Oliver Tolentino.

Featured sponsors include: Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, Pureology, Rabobank, Intel, 11th Hour Project, Michael Mina, Catamount Ventures, PG&E, 360 Vodka, Rutz Cellars, Korbel California Champagne,Absinthe, Dixie, Speedpro Imaging Marin, Design Ecology, Cavallo Point, Post Ranch Inn, Miette,Tailored San Francisco, 29 Cosmetics, Alyssa Warnock, Earthlust, Numi Tea, popchips, Make LoveNot Trash, Green Ocean, ecofabulous, New Leaf Paper, Lux & Eco, Vapour Organic Beauty, StarsModel Management, Blueprint Studios, Virgin America, Mateveza, Bambootility, DJ Donovan, Post Ranch Inn, Cavallo Point, Meadowood.

About Global Green USA

Global Green USA is the American affiliate of Green Cross International, founded by President Gorbachev, to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future.  For nearly 20 years, Global Green USA has been a national leader in advocating for smart solutions to global warming including green building for affordable housing, schools and communities that save money, improve health and create green jobs.  Global Green USA has influenced more than $20 billion dollars for green building projects and educates millions of people about climate friendly solutions through its annual Red Carpet/Green Cars Oscars campaign.  Global Green is also leading efforts to help rebuild a green New Orleans through its sustainable green village and green schools initiatives.