The environmental not-for-profits Natural Resources Defense Council, Oceana, Conservation International, and Central Park Conservancy will be the recipients of the proceeds raised by the April 22, 2010 live auction as well as an April 8-May 6, 2010 online silent auction.
Christie’s CEO, Ed Dolman, jovially boasted that the fine art auction house, founded in 1762, is one of the oldest institutions to be active in recycling! Kidding aside, Christie’s together with leaders in the worlds of art, business, and fashion, and celebrities came together to emphasize the importance of bridging art and science.
Jim Simon, Executive VP of Oceana, Doug Blonsky, President of the Central Park Conservancy, Peter Lerner, Executive Director of NRDC, and Peter Seligmann, Chairman and CEO of Conservation International, eloquently expressed this marriage between culture and environment as a mission to care for people and thus bridge humanity and the planet through agriculture, water, and other health and economic systems.
In addition to the inspiring artworks and experiences up for auction, symbolizing this vital connection between art and environment, more modest donations can be made to the A Bid To Save The Earth initiative.
One can contribute $10 by texting “GOGREEN” to 20222. The proceeds of Loomstate 100% Organic Blank Tees priced at $40, available for sale at Barneys and Loomstate, will also benefit the Green Auction as well as 1% For the Planet. A Bid To Save The Earth celebrates the interrelation of cultural creativity and the vitality of our blue and green planet.
All images and video by Alicia Lubowski-Jahn.