A fun little piece on folks trying to go green and formal at the recent Inauguration’s Green Ball. Excerpt:
Monday evening’s Green Ball at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington had all of the pomp befitting an industry on the rise. A few hours after walking in on the “green carpet,” Al Gore – to rousing cheers — said that the country would regain its “political will” to help the planet when Barack Obama is sworn in as president.
Denise Bode, chief executive of the American Wind Energy Association, described the event as a “pep rally for green energy.”
Rhone Resch, head of the Solar Energy Industries Association, told Green Inc. that his industry could create 800,000 jobs in the next three years. And the bands – from Maroon 5 to Melissa Etheridge – played on.
But for attendees, the real drama centered on what to wear to a Green Ball. In other words, how to find attire that is relatively in tune with the organic food and soy ink and reusable coat-check numbers…
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