Celebrity Auction Bids to Save the Planet
[Doutzen Kroes, Supermodel]:
“And I’m wearing green today.”
The red carpet was switched for green in “A Bid to Save the Earth” for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day in New York.
Christies Green Auction brought celebrities, business leaders, and environmentalists together for an auction that racked up over one million dollars for green Charities’.
And as for how these celebrities are doing their part to be green, well it seems it's all the little things that count when it comes to preserving the planet.
[Lestor Holt, NBC Anchor]:
“I’m much more conscious about little things like turning the lights on, turning the lights off when we’re not using them.”
[Salma Hayek, Actress]:
“Do all the little things at home like driving only hybrid cars, trying to carpool for most things.”
[Natalie Morales, NBC Today Show Anchor]:
“You know just around the house, just trying to remember to unplug my appliances, it’s little things, but I think it's all those little things that really add up and make a huge impact in the end.”
[Al Roker, NBC Today Show Host]:
“Turning the water off when you brush your teeth, just little things, mayebe you don’t’ wash your towel quite as much.”
Inside, up for auction were contemporary artworks fetching upwards of 90,000, luxury holidays, lunch with celebrity Chef Mario Batali and a round of golf with former President Bill Clinton, which sold for 80,000. All in the name of charity.
Paddle Raisers also gave individual donations ranging from 5,000 to 50,000 for environmental NGO’s.
NTD News, New York.