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Rains mists down on the bright lights of a Hollywood winter night. Reporters crowd the ropes of a red carpet party – except this red carpet is made out of synthetic green grass and a 2011 all-electric Chevy Volt sits at the start of it. Have we fallen down the green rabbit hole of some Tim Burton-esque eco-wonderland? Nope, we’re just at the 7th Annual Global Green Pre-Oscar, celebrated at Avalon Hollywood on March 3, 2010!
Last Wednesday night at the Avalon Hollywood was all about raising funds and awareness for Global Green’s national initiatives to fight climate change. Called “Greener Cities for a Cooler Planet,” the rainy evening brought out hosts James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron, along with celebrities like actors Stephen Dorff, Jessica Alba, Radha Mitchell, and Nia Vardalos, tennis pro Serena Williams, and famed eco-photographer Sebastian Copeland. Global Green USA was founded by Diane Meyer Simon in 1993, and it is the American arm of President Gorbachev’s Green Cross International. The event benefit Global Green’s initiatives to promote smart solutions to climate change by creating healthy, green communities.
Bedecked in hair and makeup courtesy of Sara from Primrose Organics Salon of Los Angeles, California, I spoke with celebrities while dodging raindrops. Nia Vardalos reminded us to unplug our cell phones when they aren’t charging to avoid using up vampire energy. Radha Mitchell told us how she was looking forward to spending time with like-minded people, all coming together for a common, green purpose. Photographer Sebastian Copeland talked about his book, “Antarctica: The Global Warning.” And Sharon Lawrence introduced us to three inspiring Los Angeleno high school students who were working to make their communities greener.
Inside the event, which was sponsored by the likes of Pureology, 360 Vodka, LACarGUY, Alternative Apparel, Centropolis, and Newton Vineyard, celebrities and guests took on a decided shade of green. Suzy Amis Cameron, wife of Avatar’s director James Cameron, unveiled the eco-friendly gown she will be wearing to Sunday night’s Oscars. Amis Cameron’s dress was designed by Jillian Granz, a student from Michigan State University won a design campaign to benefit Muse Elementary School.
Green booths showed off the latest green products. Pureology beauty products provided consultations using their vegan, eco-friendly products. Alternative Apparel silk screened organic t-shirts, while Newton Vineyards and 360 Vodka offered up some organic libations.
And finally, performers like Mia Maestro, Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, and Camp Freddy rocked the green house. Want to catch our experience on the green carpet? Stay tuned for an upcoming video to see us chatting up the green celebrities!
Want to read more? Check out Tara Settembre's coverage of the Global Green Pre-Oscar Party!
Photos Courtesy of Wire Images.
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