Christie's Green Auction Boasts Star-Studded Lots to Benefit Environmental NGOs
Lady Gaga. Photo: A Bid to Save the Earth
The first part of Christie's green auction, "A Bid to Save the Earth," is live on CharityBuzz.com, featuring a slew of star-studded opportunities to get something in return for putting big bucks toward the environment. Proceeds will benefit four leading environmental nonprofits - Oceana, Natural Resources Defense Council, Conservation International, and Central Park Conservancy.
Meet Lady Gaga backstage in Miami and stay three nights at Soho House Miami. Bid on it, here and browse more top lots worth bidding on:Meant to be a "green-inclusive" online event, the lots -- which are on the steep end of the financial spectrum -- are exclusive no matter which way you cut, but it's certainly fun to browse the opportunities and dream of bidding on....
"Lenga. Punta Loyola, Santa Cruz" by Marcos Zimmermann, 1989
This photograph was taken in Santa Cruz, Argentina by Marcos Zimmermann. Now, the tree is covered and is inside an oil distillery. Bid on it, here
This Fuchsia volume dress by Agatha Ruiz de la Prada was made with more than 100 broken and recycled zippers. Bid on it, here.
An afternoon of falconing in Bedford, NY with Bobby Kennedy, Jr. Bid on it, here.
Experience the wildlife of Tanzania and the beaches of Mozambique with a ten night trip for four. Bid on it, here.
Some of the lots -- like a three-day yachting excursion or a flight with Harrison Ford in his personal aircraft -- are counterproductive given the theme of the auction: saving the planet. Though this depends how much money each raises for the NGOs and whether or not the lots will be offset -- no word on latter, yet.
There's an exciting live auction component coming of on March 29, in New York as well. The invitation-only event will be carbon-neutral, thanks to the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation's "Monaco Carbon Offsetting Program," and will feature the Runway to Green fashion show, sponsored by Tiffany & Co. This does not extend to the lots, however, but information will be provided to those who purchase lots that involve travel with information on how they can offset their personal emissions.
More browsing -- and potential bidding -- at Bid to Save the Earth at CharityBuzz. Bidding is open through April 7, 2011.
What would you bid on if you had the big bucks? Tell us in the comment section, below.
Emma Grady is TreeHugger.com's resident fashion expert; she is a stylist and the founder and editor of PastFashionFuture.com. Find her on Facebook and Twitter, too.
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