Global Green USA celebrated it’s 7th Annual Pre-Oscar® party on 3 March at the Avalon Hollywood, raising funds and awareness for Global Green’s initiatives to fight climate change. The star-studded event featured musical performances by Mia Maestro, Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, and Camp Freddy. “Greener Cities for a Cooler Planet” was the theme of the evening, which benefited Global Green’s initiatives to promote smart solutions to climate change by creating healthy, green communities.
“I’m so pleased to see the continued support for Global Green and its national initiatives from the Hollywood community, said Matt Petersen, Global Green USA President and CEO. “By raising awareness about the threats posed by climate change and by holding our corporate and political leaders accountable, we can make a real difference. Americans can and must do something about climate change, and we can start by creating green buildings, schools, cities and communities that create green jobs, save money and improve our health.”
Prior to the walking the carpet, many of the celebrities recorded an online video PSA entitled “I Am” that will soon be released at on Global Green’s website (www.globalgreen.org). The PSA, written in collaboration with Global Green supporter Marshall Herskovitz and made possible by Paul Emami’s Storytellerz, raises awareness of the threats posed by global climate change to more than 2.75 billion globally.
Juliette Lewis, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Mark McGrath, Steve Jones, and Franky Perez surprised the audience by joining Camp Freddy – Billy Morrison, Dave Navarro, Matt Sorum, Donovan Leitch, and Chris Chaney – on stage for a special performance, keeping the crowd rocking into the night. The evening kicked off with acoustical performances by Mia Maestro and Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte.
In addition to the special musical performances, guests were treated to the official unveiling of the eco-friendly gown Suzy Amis Cameron plans to wear on the red carpet at the Academy Awards on Sunday, March 7 as part of her “Red Carpet Green Dress” design campaign to benefit Muse Elementary. Jillian Granz, a student from Michigan State University won the competition and was recognized by Suzy and James Cameron who also spoke about their passion for creating green schools and healthy learning environments for kids.
Actress Suzy Amis Cameron and director James Cameron arrive at Global Green USA's 7th Annual Pre-Oscar Party at Avalon on March 3, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Global Green)
For the first time ever, Global Green USA also featured the new Chevrolet Volt Plug-In Electric Vehicle, an electric car that can travel up to 40 miles on electric charge, reducing harmful carbon emissions and gas usage. Displayed alongside the green carpet, VIP guests were treated a sneak peek of the vehicle which will go on sale later this year.
Global Green USA’s Pre-Oscar® Party was made possible by longtime sponsor partners including Caroma, maker of water-efficient dual-flush toilets, Pureology, 360 Vodka, LACarGUY, Alternative Apparel, Centropolis, Newton Vineyard, and new sponsor partners Office Depot, Sempra, VOX Entertainment, and EcoSystem. Green car transportation generously donated by LACARGUY/Toyota of Hollywood and by ECOlimo. Media sponsors include Angeleno Magazine and Dwell Magazine. Donations were generously provided by NorthStar Moving Corporation, New Belgium Brewing Company, Senor Rio Tequila, Distillery No. 209, CauseCast, The Green Guard, SlatePR, and Auberge Resorts.
Celebrity supporters in attendance at the event included: Leonardo DiCaprio, James and Suzy Cameron, Jessica Alba, Benji and Joel Madden, Serena Williams, Mel B, Nicole Scherzinger, Nia Vardalos, Juliette Lewis, Radha Mitchell, Mia Maestro, Josie Maran, Sharon Lawrence, Walton Goggins, Slash Hudson, Mark McGrath, Dave Navarro, Billy Morrison, Billy Gibbons, Matt Sorum, Hill Harper, Stephen Dorff, Maiara Walsh, Carter Jenkins, Judy Greer, Roma Maffia, Donovan Leitch, Franky Perez, Ian Gomez, Izabella Miko, Johnny Galecki, Barry Watson, Bahar Soomekh, Q'orianka Kilcher, Richard and Lincoln O’Barry, Dana Gould and more.