Global Green USA Announces 9th Annual Gorgeous & Green Gala in San Francisco

WHAT: Global Green USA is thrilled to host its 9thannual “Gorgeous & Green Gala” on Friday, October 11,at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve in San Francisco. 

The Green Gatsby will be hosted by actress Rosario Dawson, actress Maggie Grace, actor Ian Somerhalder, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel Newsom. The glamorous event will be a Jazz Age celebration featuring a cocktail reception, an elegant gourmet organic dinner by Michelin-starred Chef Ken Frank of La Toque, a live auction, Eco-Accolades awards, live musical performance by a surprise musician, an eco-couture runway fashion show, and glitzy soiree to round out the evening.
The runway fashion show will invoke the glamorous Great Gatsby era showcasing vintage couture looks from the Jazz Age, featuring Brooks Brothers, including select fashions from the recent blockbuster hit, The Great Gatsby, top conscious fashion designers, and premier ethical brands including Decades of Fashion, eBay Green, Torso Vintages,  Cari Borja, Rose La Mer and theArtful Gentleman

Runway music by Ken Jordan of The Crystal Method.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Global Green USA and its ongoing efforts and programs devoted to green schools, green affordable housing, and the green rebuilding of New York (Solar for Sandy), San Bruno in the Bay Area, and New Orleans.

Friday, October 11, 2013

6:00 p.m.           VIP Reception
6:30 p.m.           Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m.           Dinner and Eco-Accolades
9:00 p.m.           Fashion Show and Party

Media Interviews Available (Pre-Event or Day-Of) with Co-Chairs Zem Joaquin and Nadine Weil, and/or with fashion designer/stylist Lily Achatz

WHERE:  Bently Reserve
301 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
WHO: Rosario Dawson, Honorary Host
Maggie Grace, Honorary Host
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Honorary Host
Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Honorary Host
Ken Frank, Chef, La Toque
Zem Joaquin, Co-Chair
Nadine Weil, Co-Chair
Christopher Bently, Co-Chair
Ken Jordan of The Crystal Method

Intel, PlumpJack Group and Adobe Systems

INITIAL SPONSORS: Bently Enterprises, Intel, PG&E, NRG, ecofabulous, Decades of Fashion, eBay Green,  The 11th Hour Project of the Schmidt Family Foundation, Earth Friendly Products, Step Into My Green World, Earthbound Farms, Catalyst Arts, Turtle Island Resort, Post Ranch Inn, Las Alamandas Resort, Kohanaiki, Odette Estate Winery, CADE Estate Winery, Hakkasan Beverly Hills, Roka Akor San Francisco, The Real Real, 360 Organic Vodka, Chiarello Family Vineyards, Chateau Leoube, Wente Vineyards, LangeTwins Vineyards, Lodi Rules, Laughing Glass Cocktails, Masters of Whiskey, MateVeza,  Miette, Blueprint Studios, Electronic Music Alliance and PlayItFWD. Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Models by Stars Model Management; Hair by Pureology; Makeup by Chantecaille and Saks Fifth Avenue; Gatsby looks by Decades of Fashion, eBay Green, Brooks Brothers, Torso Vintages, Cari Borja, Rose La Mer and the Artful Gentleman; Runway music by Ken Jordan of The Crystal Method.

PRICING TICKETS: Individual tickets range from $125 – $2,500. Tickets can be purchased online at



Global Green’s mission is to create a global value shift toward a more secure and sustainable future. They help schools, urban environments, and affordable housing to go green in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationwide, with the goal of improving the public’s health and mitigating climate change. Global Green is the national arm of Green Cross International, Mikhail Gorbachev’s international environmental organization. They founded the famous Red Carpet-Green Cars Campaign at the Oscars and are facilitating the green rebuilding of New Orleans, San Bruno and New York with their Build It Back Green and Solar for Sandy initiatives.


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