1:26 PM, Dec 17, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
A "Green Inaugural Ball" has been scheduled to celebrate President Barack Obama's second inauguration, according to an invitation of the event. The ball will be held January 20, the day of Obama's second inauguration, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.
Co-sponsors of the event include: Greenpeace, Solar Electric Power Association, The Trust for Public Land, UN Foundation, The Vote Solar Initiative, The Wilderness Society, as well as many more.
Sponsorship of the event requires at least a $10,000 donation. But don't worry: the donations "are tax deductible," according to the invitation. They are made to a 501(c)3 organization, which allows for donations to be deductible. The cheapest tickets available are a mere $250, which allows one general admission. More access and more perks require are available at greater cost.
Here's the invitation (courtesy of futureofcapitalism.com):
What: The 2013 Green Inaugural Ball
Who: Co-Hosted by: American Renewable Energy Institute, American Rivers, As You Sow, American Wind Energy Association, Blue Green Alliance, Carbon War Room, Defenders of Wildlife, Earth Policy Institute, ecoAmerica. Energy Action Coalition, Energy & Environment for Obama, Environment America, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, Geothermal Energy Association, Green For All, Greenpeace, League of Conservation Voters, National Audubon Society, National Hydropower Association, National Parks Conservation Association, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund, The Nature Conservancy, Oceana, Sierra Club, Solar Energy Industry Association, Solar Electric Power Association, The Trust for Public Land, UN Foundation, The Vote Solar Initiative, The Wilderness Society, World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (host committee in formation)
When: January 20, 2013
Where: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC. Doors open at 7pm.
Why: To bring together the broad environmental, conservation and clean tech community to celebrate the past four years and look forward to the future.
Sponsors: Sponsorship Packages start at $10,000, and are tax-deductible. Full information is attached. All sponsorships are limited and are subject to review and approval by the Green Ball Steering Committee. Sponsorships can be made through National Wildlife Federation, a 501(c)(3) organization.
Tickets: Pre-Sale tickets are $250 for General Admission and $1,500 for VIP Level. Public Sale tickets are $400 for General Admission and $1,950 for VIP Level. Pre-Sale tickets are available to Host Committee Members and are available from December 10th until December 20th. Tickets go on sale to the public on December 21st. A portion of the purchase price of VIP tickets is tax-deductible. All tickets are limited.
Accommodations: Limited room blocks are being held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. They are held and secured on a first-come first-serve basis for Sponsors only. Deadline to reserve to December 20th.
10:01 AM, Oct 16, 2012 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
According to Bloomberg, the heavily subsidized battery maker, A 123, has filed for bankruptcy protection, making it the latest in a long line of green failures that have produced very little renewable energy and very heavy losses for the American taxpayer. Been good for the bankruptcy lawyers, though.
8:41 AM, May 17, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Steve Hayes, with Juan Williams and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:
And here's the Internet-only after-show:
4:22 PM, May 10, 2012 • By ETHAN EPSTEIN
The Los Angeles Times reports that, “A reusable grocery bag left in a hotel bathroom caused an outbreak of norovirus-induced diarrhea and nausea that struck nine of 13 members of a girls' soccer team in October 201
Every picture tells a story.9:16 PM, Apr 19, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The 411,618 square foot Solyndra building in Fremont, California has been put on the market:
4:34 PM, Sep 29, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
Earlier this year, Wesley J. Smith reported in THE WEEKLY STANDARD on the drive among environmentalists to make "ecocide" an international crime:
But what is ecocide, precisely? Practically any business activity that environmentalists loathe, from large scale resource development to nonrenewable energy generation, along with any accidental ecological disaster would potentially qualify as a crime against peace. As envisioned by ecocide’s rising star, Polly Higgins, who recently addressed the United Nations promoting a Universal Declaration of Planetary Rights, the This Is Ecocide website states:
3:08 PM, Sep 23, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon kicked off today in Washington on the National Mall, under inauspiciously dark rainy skies.
Now with extra Science!1:00 PM, Jan 24, 2011 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
Like the nearly simultaneous release of Deep Impact and Armageddon, Chemical Engineering News also ran a cover story last week about the expunging of phosphates from dishwasher detergents.
Raiders of the lost self-awareness. 10:41 AM, Apr 30, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
Harrison Ford owns seven airplanes, but only flies "one at a time." For environmentalist critics who say this is a contradiction, he has this message:
"I’ll start walking everywhere when they start walking everywhere.”
Ed Begley's coming for him! But really slowly, on a bicycle, so he doesn't have that much to worry about.
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