Ecofashion at Inaugural Green Ball?

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jan 23, 2009
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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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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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