Global Green USA held the 15th Annual Millennium Awards on 4 June 2011 in Santa Monica, California to raise money for and awareness about their Green Schools, Climate Change and affordable housing initiatives.
More than 350 guests enjoyed the reception and dinner program that included a featured musical performance by Rocky Dawuni. Celebrity guests and presenters including Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Bacon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Guest, Orlando Bloom, Miranda Kerr, Adrian Grenier, Armyan Bernstein, Sharon Lawrence and more also had the opportunity to check out a new ECOtality Commercial Electric car charger with network support by Sprint along with the new ecofriendly Samsung Replenish phone. Sprint was the featured VIP Reception sponsor for the event and highlighted their longtime commitment to sustainability during the cocktail reception.
“We are so excited to celebrate the impressive achievements of our 2011 Millennium Awards Honorees,” said Global Green President and CEO Matt Petersen. “Its particularly auspicious to celebrate these leaders as World Environment Day approaches and we mark the one year countdown to the Rio Earth Summit in 2012 when our global leaders will gather to make commitments to make our world more sustainable. Global Green will be marshaling its supporters to call for local and community based approaches to solving climate change including creating greener cities, schools and affordable housing for families.”
Global Green’s Millennium Awards were established to recognize and herald those whose lives and livelihood embody its mission of “fostering a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure world.” The Awards were designed to honor individuals and organizations who recognize the important connection between humankind and nature, to celebrate their success and inspire others to make such exceptional behavior the norm. They are presented annually in Los Angeles. Saturday’s honorees and their environmental leadership achievements include :
- Entertainment Industry Environmental Leadership Award: Mark Ruffalo, Actor and Activist
- Individual Environmental Leadership Award: Ed Begley Jr., Environmental Activist
- Community Environmental Leadership Award: Wendy Schmidt, President, The Schmidt Family Foundation
- California Environmental Leadership: LA Business Council