One of the highlights of our Pre-Oscar Party last month was the thrilling auction of a guitar to be signed by Willie Nelson, our headline performer for the event. Signed and soon to be delivered to the lucky winner!
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H&M is launching their in-store garment recycling program this week and they brought the new donation bins to our Pre-Oscar Party at Avalon Hollywood on February 20, where guests were asked to bring one unwanted item of clothing (in exchange for a gift card). It’s double the benefit: clothing is diverted from landfills and recycled — and funds raised from the program will benefit Global Green USA. which H&M named as the program’s U.S. beneficiary.
At the event, Sophia Bush and Catt Sadler supported the partnership in style, with both wearing H&M clothing. Longtime Global Green USA supporter Bush’s ivory three-piece suit was made of organic cotton and part of H&M’s Conscious Collection. “For many years Global Green has been setting a shining example of what it means to be a conscientious consumer and citizen,” said Bush. “They’ve shown me what I’m doing right, and what I can do better. What an amazing opportunity we all have, to be better to our ecosystems and communities every day. To have H&M joining us in this fight, and helping to remind the world that chic and sustainable are in fact one-in-the-same, is such an exciting development!”
We make sure that our events are planned and executed with the environment in mind. Here’s the scoop on green event details for 10th annual Pre-Oscar Party at Avalon Hollywood on February 20, 2013.
General Green Event Rules: Choose table arrangements and other greens/flowers that are composed of organic and reusable plants, flowers, and other materials.
Pre-Oscar Party 2013 Details: Designer Bess Wyrick of Celadon & Celery is providing a living decor installation in the lobby and centerpieces, using mostly native plants and contributions from Durie Design. Also in the display: roses, selected because it is the NY state flower and the night’s proceeds will help fund work to rebuild green following Hurricane Sandy. All plants will be donated to Silverlake Farms following the event.
General Green Event Rules: Serve organic and sustainable food. Whenever possible, use produce from local farmers and merchants.
Pre-Oscar Party 2013 Details: Akasha, a Culver City restaurant that serves organic and locally sourced dishes, is catering the Patron Dinner. She is serving a custom-designed farm-to-table menu from L.A.’s best farmer’s markets.
General Green Event Rules: Serve organic wine and spirits that are organic and biodynamic. For other drinks, opt for naturally flavored soft drinks and organic juices. Use reusable glassware.
Pre-Oscar Party 2013 Details: The bar is stocked with organic 360 Vodka. Sustainable wines served at the Patron Dinner come from CADE Estate Winery and Ehlers Estate: the 2009 CADE Napa Valley Cabernet Cuvee and 2012 Ehlers Estate Sauvignon Blanc. (Read our interviews with the winemakers from CADE and Ehlers.)
General Green Event Rules: Encourage public transportation, carpooling, or travel in hybrid, electric, and other energy-efficient vehicles.
Pre-Oscar Party 2013 Details: Celebrity guests arrive in Chevy Volt hybrid electric sedans (from our automotive sponsor). Also on display in the Chevy Volt lounge: the new Spark.
General Green Event Rules: Choose online and email communications when possible. Enlist a printing service that uses recycled paper and non-toxic ink for necessary printed materials, such as invitations and event programs.
Pre-Oscar Party 2013 Details: We didn’t print invitations or programs for this event, opting instead for electronic invitations. We also use plasma screens for most messaging at the event.
In addition to many of our guests wearing clothing that’s vintage or made sustainably, this event marks the launch of the H&M garment recycling program, with proceeds to benefit Global Green USA.
This year, Willie Nelson is performing – an artist who walks the talk when it comes to sustainability. He is a founder of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and powers his home with solar.
We hosted a Google+ chat with supporters Michelle Branch and Jerry James Stone.
This just in: Musical artist LP (best known for “Into the Wild” and seen performing a cover of “Something” by The Beatles in the above clip) will be performing a special acoustic set at the Patron Dinner portion of our annual Pre-Oscar Party on Wednesday, February 20 at Avalon Hollywood. Tickets available now for the Patron Dinner with LP, as well as the after-dinner Musical Performance (artist TBA soon!) and Party. Proceeds from the night will benefit our work to build greener, more resilient homes, schools, and communities in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
We’ve got the first pics of our Gorgeous & Green gala in San Francisco. Flickr sideshow below. More to follow!
At our Sustainable Design Awards in NY on Monday, there were two notable fashion statements made, both by presenters.
Actress Maggie Grace looked stunning in a blue cocktail dress by Oliver Tolentino. We’re big fans of Oliver for creating beautiful dresses with non-toxic dyes and eco-friendly fabrics, and we have featured his designs at our Gorgeous & Green Gala in San Francisco and Pre-Oscar Party in Hollywood. Maggie’s dress for the NY event is made with fabric woven from abaca and pineapple leaf fibers.
Next up: an accessory with a purpose. Designer Donna Karan presented the award for Industrial Design to Greif for the PackH20 water backpack, which is designed to help people throughout the world access clean water. Karan came on stage wearing the pack.