In Response to Unprecedented Trump Administration Attacks on Environment, Global Green Urges Hollywood to #StandForGreen
Global Green, in association with Flaunt, Announces Honoring of Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council Chairman David Archambault, II and other People, Places & Planet Leaders at 14th Annual Pre-Oscar Awards & Concert at new TAO Hollywood on Feb. 22
January 25, 2017 (LOS ANGELES) – On the heels of the new Administration’s anti-environmental directives that included Executive Orders greenlighting the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines as well as freezing the critically important work of the EPA to keep our communities healthy and safe, Global Green, a national environmental organization headquartered in Southern California, called on the Hollywood community to raise its collective voice to #StandForGreen on February 22nd.
“Global Green invites the Hollywood community and concerned citizens everywhere to Stand with Standing Rock by celebrating the heroic leadership of Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council Chairman David Archambault, II, and other environmental leaders working to protect the people, places and planet in need,” said Global Green President and CEO Les McCabe. “The modern environmental movement was led by citizen activists nearly five decades ago and we will demonstrate the massive national and global support for environmental and climate action through citizen activists today.”
The green carpet fundraiser will be held at the all new TAO Hollywood, in association with Flaunt Magazine, to raise funds and awareness for Global Green’s climate initiatives in LA, San Francisco, New York City, New Orleans, Washington, DC and cities throughout the country.
Event host committee members include: Ed Begley, Jr., Orlando Bloom, Sebastian Copeland (event co-founder), State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, Maggie Grace, Jesse Jackson, Lyn and Norman Lear, Ed O’Neill, Matt Petersen (event co-founder), Oliver Stone and Matt Walsh.
The event will provide the Hollywood community with one of its first opportunities to demonstrate their extreme disappointment in the early signals from the new Administration when it comes to protecting the health of our air, water and climate and to celebrate planet protectors helping the People, Places and Planet in need.
The event is chaired by Global Green co-founder Diane Meyer Simon and co-chaired by Sarah Meyer Simon and Rachel Simon. Event sponsor partners include Earth Friendly Products, the maker of ECOS™ Laundry Detergent, Baby ECOS™ cleaners and over 200 other environmentally friendly cleaners, as well as Lux and Eco, ICElandic, LA Car Guy, Kind Traveler and Fetzer Vineyards.
Tickets for the event go on sale today and can be found at: http://www.globalgreen.org/oscar2017
About Global Green
Global Green is dedicated to helping the people, places, and the planet in need through catalytic projects, transformative policy, and cutting-edge research. Global Green signature programs include greening affordable housing, schools, neighborhoods, and cities, advancing food waste recovery projects to dramatically reduce CO2 emissions, as well as rebuilding communities -- such as New Orleans and areas of New York and New Jersey -- that have suffered from the impacts of climate change, sea level rise, and environmental degradation. For more information, visit globalgreen.org and follow us @globalgreen.
About Flaunt Magazine
Flaunt Magazine is a wholly independent magazine that is distributed internationally. Since its first issue, the publication has examined provocative issues and ideas pertaining to art, fashion, film, music, media, and literature. Seventeen years on, Flaunt continues to advance its core values of constructive inquiry and artistic freedom. The publication has earned numerous awards.