Global Green USA celebrated their 6th Annual San Francisco Gorgeous & Green Benefit Party on 13 December at the LEED certified W Hotel in San Francisco, California.
Co-chaired by Zem Joaquin and Nadine Weil, Gorgeous and Green benefits Global Green’s initiatives nationally and in the Bay Area, including its groundbreaking work to create green affordable housing and schools for low-income families.
“We are truly honored by the San Francisco community’s support of Global Green’s mission and national initiatives,” said Global Green President and CEO Matt Petersen. “While national climate and energy legislation is stalled in Congress, Global Green is creating effective local and regional programs and policies to dramatically reduce high energy bills, create green jobs and demonstrate effective solutions to climate change.
Habitat for Humanity East Bay homeowners and volunteers from the LEED for Neighborhood Development certified Edes Avenue project were also celebrated at the event. Thanks to the philanthropic support of PG&E, Global Green USA partnered with Habitat for Humanity to create 3 LEED Platinum and 3 LEED Gold townhomes that feature solar panels, energy efficient building materials, passive solar design and other green features that reduce utility expenses and improve residents’ health.
Zem Joaquin and Nadine Weil first conceived of the ecofabulous San Francisco benefit six years ago to raise awareness and support for Global Green. The evening featured an ecofashion show produced by Clarissa Nicosia and Lily Achatz. Vintage and Sustainable designs will include : Vintage Stores: Vintage a la Mode, The Vutique, Torso Vintages, Ricky Serbin Haute; Sustainable Designers & Stores: C PAS, Karen Caldwell, Silk Utopia, Emily Melville, Eco Citizen, Oak & Co; and Jewelry & Accessories: Amber Marie Bently, Vintage a la Mode.
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For more information on the Benefit & Eco-Fashion show, visit the Global Green USA website