Christie’s, one of the world's largest art auction houses, has partnered with Charitybuzz and Runway to Green to host its second annual Green Auction. Last year’s event raised $2.4 million for the NRDC, Conservation International, Oceana, and the Central Park Conservancy.
Among the more notable items up for auction this year: a special day with Bill Clinton, a ride in Harrison Ford’s personal plane (piloted by Han Solo himself), a chance to meet Lady Gaga, meeting Justin Bieber backstage in Tokyo, a tennis lesson with John McEnroe (wear a helmet), and vacation packages to Patagonia, the Australian outback, and other exotic locales. While tonight’s live auction in New York is an invite-only event, the online auction at Charitybuzz is open to bidders around the world until Apr. 7.
Those of us committed to the cause but unable to shell out big bucks for these glamorous but odd prizes (falconing with the Kennedys, anyone?) can text “gogreen” to 20222 to donate $10 to the auction’s beneficiaries.
--Zoë J. Sheldon