Affair: Global Green 20th Anniversary Environmental Awards
When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 @ 6PM
Hot Spot: Alexandria Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA
Deets: The Global Green Awards (formerly the Millennium Awards), were established in 1996 to recognize and herald those whose lives and livelihood embody our global founder President Gorbachev's call to reconnect humanity to the environment and to celebrate sustainable leadership. Global Green is a national leader in advancing sustainable and resilient communities to green cities, schools, and affordable housing to help protect human health, improve livability, and support our planet's natural systems in an effort to stem climate change. This year's event will also celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the awards. This year's awards gala will feature a Farm-To-Table gourmet vegan dinner provided by Akasha's new restaurant AR Cucina along with organic wine provided by Bonterra and beer by Sierra Nevada. Event sponsors include U.S. Green Building Council, Thrive Market, LA DWP, JMB Realty and Icelandic Water.
Who You May Spot: 2016 Global Green Honorees: Shailene Woodley, award winning actor and activist (Oliver Stone's, Snowden) & Lori Woodley, Co-Founders of All It Takes; Bill Weihl, Director of Sustainability, Facebook; John Fasana Chairman of the Metro Board & Phillip Washington, CEO of the Los Angeles County of the Metropolitan Transportation; Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, CEO of Earth Friendly Products; John Picard, Architect and Sustainability innovator; Trammell Crow, Philanthropist and Founder of Earth Day Texas ; Mohamed Nasheed, Former President of the Maldives. Other VIPs in attendance include Presenter: Laura Dern, Ed Begley, Jr.; and Gunnar Lovelace, CEO of Thrive Market. The event is chaired by Global Green Founder Diane Meyer Simon. Vice Chairs are Rachel & Sarah Meyer Simon and Catherine Rusoff & Ed O'Neill. (List in formation)