WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 21, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — WHAT: Kick-off this year’s Oscar celebrations with Global Green USA’s 10th Annual Pre-Oscar® Party. Hollywood’s elite activists and green-minded celebrities will enjoy a night of eco-friendly entertainment, including a VIP cocktail reception, and Patron dinner & program – including a special musical performance by Warner Bros. recording artist LP – followed by KCRW’s DJ Garth Trinidad, and culminating with a headline performance by seven-time Grammy Award winner Willie Nelson and his sons Lukas and Micah. DJ Shy (KIIS FM), will also be spinning in the Volt Lounge throughout celebrity arrivals. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Global Green USA’s work to build greener, more resilient homes, schools, and communities in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
This year’s featured automotive sponsor is the Chevy Volt electric vehicle, which will be chauffeuring many of the attendees to the green carpet. The new Chevy Spark EV, which was just unveiled at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, will also be on display. H&M, the world’s second largest fashion retailer, focusing on affordable fashion and sustainability, will join the event as the featured retail sponsor. “Conscious” is the name for all of the work the company does to offer a more sustainable fashion future. The company has recently been certified as the largest user of organic cotton in the world for the second year in a row. Other sponsors include Pureology, CoolHaus, Cade Estate Winery, Ehlers Estate, 360 Vodka, BlueAvocado and Turtle Island, the private island resort in Fiji and film location of the famous “Blue Lagoon” movie. Turtle Island is offering a seven day stay auction item in one of its luxurious villas (this world-renowned resort is powered largely by solar energy).
For the Patron Dinner, Chef Akasha Richmond of Akasha Restaurant in Culver City has custom-designed a farm-to-table menu from L.A.’s best farmer’s markets. Collaborating on decor are landscape designer Durie Design and floral designer Celadon & Celery. Celadon and Celery’s string gardens are a symbol of the strength of New Yorkers, who always find balance in the face of adversity. Proceeds from the event will help fund Global Green USA’s work to help New York rebuild green following Hurricane Sandy. All of the plants from the event will be donated to Silver Lake Farms.
WHO: Willie Nelson, Orlando Bloom, Miranda Kerr, Helen Hunt, Emmy Rossum (Shameless), Ed O’Neill (Modern Family), Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story: Asylum), Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill), Richie Sambora (Musical Artist/Bon Jovi), Ed Begley Jr. (Easy To Assemble), Moby (Musical Artist), Navid Negahban (Homeland), Michelle Branch (Recording Artist), Catt Sadler (E! News Host), Angela Lindvall (Model/Actress), Caitriona Balfe (Model/Actress), Walton Goggins (Justified), LP (Recording Artist), DJ Garth Trinidad (KCRW) and others to be confirmed.
Event Co-Founders: Global Green CEO Matt Petersen & Sebastian Copeland
Event Co-Chairs: Alice Bamford, Diane Meyer Simon, Sarah Meyer Simon & Christiana Wyly
WHEN: Wednesday, February 20th
5:15 PM – Media Check-in
6:00 PM – Green Carpet Arrivals
WHERE: Avalon Hollywood
1735 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028
MORE: For the past decade, Global Green USA has collaborated with the Hollywood community to raise global awareness for smart climate solutions. In light of Hurricane Sandy, Global Green USA is stepping up to help the East Coast resiliently rebuild through solar systems initiatives and by greening schools and neighborhoods. Global Green USA is also calling upon individuals in devastated communities to submit their green rebuilding ideas for their next Citizen Entrepreneur Challenge: Citizen Sandy for which they will provide seed funding and technical expertise to the winning project and finalists.
Global Green USA is the only national environmental group headquartered in Southern California and has offices in New Orleans, New York City and Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit www.globalgreen.org
MEDIA CONTACTS: Paulette Kam / Dina Rosenberg
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