Event Launches Citizen Entrepreneur Contest for the 20th Anniversary Rio Earth Summit; Raises Awareness and Funds for Green Schools and Communities
Hollywood, CA (February 22, 2012) – Global Green USA celebrated its 9th Annual Pre-Oscar® party on Wednesday night at the Avalon Hollywood, to raise funds for its national green school initiatives and to raise awareness about the upcoming 20th Anniversary Earth Summit in Rio this June.
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More than 1,200 people attended the star-studded event which featured a headline musical performance by Sheila E! Notable guests included Adrian Grenier (Entourage), Emmy Rossum (Shameless), Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill), Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory), Kelli Garner (Pan Am), Alison Brie (Community), Ed Begley Jr. (Pineapple Express), Michelle Branch (Musical Artist), Anthony Denison (The Closer), Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother), and Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story), among others.
Global Green President Matt Petersen took the stage with event co-chair and Board member Sebastian Copeland to announce the kick-off of an online Citizen Entrepreneur Contest to identify local Green Heroes.
“As Hollywood prepares to celebrate their nominees for best performances and films down the street, Global Green is calling for nominations for the local green heroes who are tirelessly working to make their communities healthier and greener,” said Petersen. “Tonight we invite Americans to nominate a student, teacher, architect, or community activist greening their corner of the world, and to call on President Obama to represent our future by attending the Rio+20 Summit in Brazil in June.”
Many of the celebrity attendees recorded a video to promote the contest and also signed a letter calling on President Obama to attend the Earth Summit and bring a comprehensive action plan for the health of all Americans, the environment and people around the world. Anyone can add their name to the letter by visiting www.globalgreen.org.
Over a dozen celebrity guests arrived in the 2012 Chevy Volt electric vehicle which also played a starring role on Global Green’s carpet. Attendees got a special sneak preview of the 2012 Chevy Volt featuring the new Low Emissions Package, which is now eligible for the coveted car pool lane sticker and $1,500 CA Clean Vehicle Rebate.
Guests enjoyed a night of eco-friendly entertainment including living wall installations by landscape designer Jamie Durie, an eco-couture collection by Hollywood fashion designer Oliver Tolentino, a Pureology Salon hairstyling station, creative organic food and drinks as well as Gardein’s new mini meatless sliders, and much more! Evolve Motorcycles also debuted their new $55,000 electric Xenon bike that will be auctioned off to benefit Global Green.
Additional featured event sponsors this year included LAcarGuy, Lux & Eco, Office Depot, Revo, The Ambrose Hotel, Cline Cellars, Gardein, KeepCup, Lexington Social House, MKG, 7th Generation, Zimride, North Star Moving, Picore Worldwide, Nutrilys Del Mar, The Playlist Generation, Mulu, Sunset Marquis, Verdant Brand, J. Lohr, One Hope Wine, 360 Vodka, BWR, EcoFabulous, and SHFT.com.
About Global Green USA
For more than a decade, Global Green has collaborated with the Hollywood community to raise global awareness of Smart Climate Solutions — from celebrities driving green cars to the Oscars, to building green homes and schools, buying green products and voting for green political leaders. Global Green is the only national environmental group headquartered in Southern California and has offices in New Orleans, New York City and Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit www.globalgreen.org.
About the Chevrolet Volt
The Volt has a total driving range of up to 379 miles, based on EPA estimates. For the first 35 – 50miles, the Volt can drive gas- and tailpipe-emissions-free using a full charge of electricity stored in its 16-kWh lithium-ion battery. When the Volt’s battery runs low, a gas-powered engine/generator seamlessly operates to extend the driving range another 344 miles on a full tank. The EPA estimates 94 miles per gallon equivalent for the car in electric mode and 35 city and 40 highway miles per gallon in extended-range mode.
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