How High Can You Bid at Christie's? Making A Bid To Save The Earth 2011

Crashing Wave with Dream Sky by Isack Kousnsky

The countdown has already started towards New York’s glitzy environmental fundraiser Bid To Save The Earth. March 29 will mark the second annual Christie’s green auction and a new collaboration with Vogue. While Christie’s New York will be putting up on the auction block big-ticket fine arts, collectibles, and extravagant experience packages, Vogue will be unveiling a Runway to Green fashion show of Fall 2011 eco styles by 20 notable designers.

Audrey Hepburn by Douglas Kirkland, 1965

Beyond the March 29 gala event, there are several ways to participate online in the Bid to Save the Earth initiative. The MYBID video encourages all of us to enter the conversation. It asks us to answer the question “How are you making a bid to save the earth?” and share it with others. Vogue’s Runway to Green collection will also be available online for purchase on NET-A-PORTER following the runway debut. One can imagine that supporting global fashion labels like Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Burberry, and Prada in this unique Runway to Green collection will encourage them to continue to green their future collections.

Comic and Tragic Pretzels by Andy Yoder

Making a bid on über-luxe auction lots, an array of prominent art collectors, philanthropists, and celebrities—including event co-chairs Susan and David Rockefeller, Salma Hayek, and Francois-Henri Pinault—are bringing their resources together to save our blue and green planet. The recipients of the funds raised on March 29 will be four outstanding environmental not-for-profits—NRDC, Oceana, Central Park Conservancy, and Conservation International.

Everest Valley by Michael Doven

In addition, CharityBuzz is asking us to splurge on behalf of the environment with a companion silent auction. Between March 17 (a very green St. Patrick’s day!) and April 8, CharityBuzz is auctioning online a range of exclusive lots—including once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as “Sit Courtside at 2 Knicks vs. Nets Games with Hip Hop Legend, Jay-Z”, ” Meet Heidi Klum on the Set of Project Runway in NYC”, and “Attend a Taping of The Colbert Report in NYC and Meet Stephen Colbert.” I’ve included in this post a selection of some of the art and photography in the silent auction. Beyond these extravagant donation opportunities, one can also text GOGREEN to 20222 to make a $10.00 contribution.

Bidding as high or low as you want to go, this year’s Bid To Save The Earth is gaining momentum to raise public awareness and funds for the environment.