Salma Hayek, Anna Wintour Among 'Green Auction' Participants
Actress Salma Hayek, Vogue editor Anna Wintour and Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter are among the notable names partaking in the second annual "Bid to Save the Earth," an auction of unique environmentally-friendly items that is being hosted by Christie's.
Taking place in New York on March 19, the green auction will include artwork, celebrity meet and greets, exotic trips and high fashion, with proceeds benefiting four leading non-profit organizations: the Natural Resources Defense Council, Oceana, Conservation International and the Central Park Conservancy.
"The Christie's green auction gives wide recognition to the importance of ocean conservation and enables people of every means to participate easily and effectively," the event's host, David Rockefeller, told Reuters.
Artists Michael Doven, Isack Kousney and Shinji Turner-Yamamoto have donated works for the auction, and Christie's will also present an online silent auction at christies.com.
Last year's auction, which took in $80,000 just for a round of golf with Bill Clinton, raised an overall total of over $2 million for various environmental groups.