More than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011 alone, sending a powerful message for action on climate change. Tonight at 8:30PM the world will once again unite to protect the planet by going dark. Will you shut down to show you care?
For more information on this globally conscious event, visit EarthHour.org to learn how you can help for just an hour, and beyond.
Charitybuzz launched the Christie’s Bid To Save The Earth auction today, with some amazing fashion-friendly items up for grabs to benefit a truly amazing cause! Check out this article from Style.com, below!
Last year, Christie’s brought in $1.36 million with its annual Bid to Save the Earth live auction in New York, where attendees bid on airplane rides with Harrison Ford and a day with Bill Clinton. The auction house has equally exciting items and experiences lined up for this year’s April 11 gala (Anna and Graydon Carter, Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault, and Susan and David Rockefeller are among the co-chairs), but ahead of the big event, Christie’s launches an online auction this morning, powered by Charitybuzz. Tea with model Elettra Wiedemann, a limited-edition reissued vintage Fendi Baguette handbag, and an afternoon of shopping with Simon Doonan (along with $2,500 to spend at Barneys) are all in the loot, but Style.com has its eye on the six bespoke Stella McCartney bags going up for auction today. McCartney, a dedicated green activist, teamed up with five artists to create one-of-a-kind bags for the auction. Style.com has the exclusive first look at the bags, featuring art by the likes of Mr. Brainwash (pictured, above), Bunta Inoue (pictured, below), and Peter Tunney, here. The bags will be for sale this morning through April 19 on Charitybuzz.com.
"In the end, we conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught."
World Water Day 2012
World Water Day is held every March 22. Recognized by the United Nations and the global community, World Water Day reminds us that much of the world still faces a global water, sanitation and hygiene crisis, and that it is our urgent obligation to act. (Source: WaterDay.org)
Big or small, every effort can go a long way in helping to reduce poverty, disease and hunger and improving sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation for many millions around the world. To find out more, visit the official UN World Water Day website, here.
Looks good, does good (in more ways than one)..love it!
Sustainable Art: Artist Ron Arad has designed a flower-wheeled bike made of tempered steel to be auctioned as part of Elton John’s AIDS Foundation fundraiser. “Arad’s studio says the ride is pretty smooth — despite the gap in the tires design — and the faster you go the better it feels. According to Fast Company Design the bike was built in just two weeks and uses eighteen steel strips that are fastened together at symmetrical points.” Click the image to find out more.