Global Green USA held its 8th Annual Pre-Oscar® party on 23 February in Hollywood in order to raise funds and awareness for Global Green’s initiatives to fight climate change.
The star-studded event featured musical performances by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Best Coast, and Portugal. The Man. “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.
Global Green also unveiled their Model Carbon City Index tool, a first of its kind Web tool designed to benchmark cities efforts to reduce carbon emissions and motivate citizens to advocate for smart climate policies at the local level.
“Cities account for 70% of carbon emissions worldwide. The Carbon City Index will create an engaged group of activists that hold public officials accountable for their city’s carbon emissions and drive lasting and impactful greenhouse gas policy changes across the U.S.,” said Matt Petersen, Global Green’s President and CEO.
For the second year in a row, Suzy Amis Cameron unveiled the winning green dress design as part of her Red Carpet Green Dress Contest to benefit Muse Elementary School. Samata Angel from London, England 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.
Also for the second year, Global Green USA featured the new Chevy Volt electric vehicle with extended range. While some celebrity guests were driven to the event in Chevy Volts, all celebrity guests were treated to an up-close and personal look at the vehicle alongside the green carpet. The Chevy Volt is an electric car that offers a total driving range of up to 379 miles. With a full charge, the Chevy Volt can provide between 25 – 50 miles of pure electric, emissions-free driving.
Celebrity supporters in attendance included James & Suzy Amis Cameron, Maggie Grace, Roland Emmerich, Alison Brie, Radha Mitchell, Dennis Haysbert, Enrique Murciano, James Van Der Beek, Frances Fisher, Daphne Zuniga, as well as Oscar nominee Lucy Walker (Wasteland).
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