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If you've ever tried to figure out how to support important projects like green schools while combating climate change AND meet a movie star all while shopping online, wonder no more. eBay and Global Green USA is holding an auction for a lucky somebody to meet Leonardo DiCaprio. Starting 7pm PST on April 15 (tax day...ugh!), you can log onto eBay to bid on the opportunity for a up-close-and-personal encounter with Mr. Hollywood-Environmental-Activist himself, Leonardo DiCaprio. Running through April 22 (Earth Day), eBay is partnering with Global Green USA to offer exclusive items and experiences donated by the star of The Departed to benefit the work the non-profit is doing such as rebuilding New Orleans with Brad Pitt. If you win the auction, you'll receive an eco-friendly "experience" package consisting of a meet & greet plus a photo op at the upcoming red carpet premiere of Leonardo's film Shutter Island!
Leo isn't the only thing you can bid on within the eBay Earth Day auction. There's signed FSC guitars from top recording artists as well as costume pieces from Catch Me If You Can, signed memorabilia, and more.
The auction is part of the eBay's Green Team effort that believes auctions such as this and others can add up to make a big difference. In 2007, forty eBay employees stepped up to help the company make greener decisions. Now, more than 1,000 are working together as eBay Green Team members. At the same time, 86 million buyers and sellers on eBay have reused over $100 billion worth of products since 1998.
The Goal is to Green
On the eBay Green Team website, you can join a community of people talking about how they" shop green" as well as "who and what motivated people to start thinking green". eBay has made it easy for people to catalog their goods as pre-owned, sustainable and/or resource-saving.
eBay partnership with Global Green USA to help them raise awareness and money for the work they are doing to green America's schools, build affordable housing, combat global warming, lower energy bills, and create green jobs. Global Green is the US affiliate of Mikhail Gorbachev's Green Cross International.
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