By Myrlia Purcell on
This is the second annual green auction hosted by elite auction house, Christie’s. Last year’s event raised over $2 million for environmental groups, with items such as a round of golf with Bill Clinton going for $80,000.
This year’s auction will see artists, designers and entertainers come together to raise funds for Oceana, Conservation International, Natural Resources Defense Council and the Central Park Conservancy.
Artwork, celebrity dates, luxury travel and high fashion lots will be auctioned off in New York on March 19, with a silent sale on Christie’s LIVE at www.christies.com.
Host David Rockefeller said “everyone can support the Green Auction through the Internet — a truly democratic way to stand up for Mother Earth.”
Rockefeller plans to devote his years in the 21st century to the conservation of oceans and the living systems within them.
“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,” he told Reuters.
Christie’s will waive all fees and commissions associated with the sale.
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