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Global Green and FLAUNT Host #StandForGreen Pre-Oscar Gala View Gallery

24 February 2017

Global Green and FLAUNT Host #StandForGreen Pre-Oscar Gala

A star-studded stand for the planet at Tao Hollywood

The planet is in crisis. As catastrophic environmental devastation is reaped across our planet, our political and economic systems are proving incapable of addressing the existential risk facing homo sapiens, our culture, and far too many of the perhaps trillion species of organism that we share the Earth with.

Global Green – the US arm of the International Green Cross – is the vanguard of building a sustainable, livable future for humans on earth, through addressing the inter-connected challenges of security, poverty, and environmental degradation.

Flaunt partnered with Global Green for their 14th annual pre-Oscar fundraiser at the new TAO in Hollywood. The event honored the fight of the Tribal Chairman of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, David Archambault II, among others, and was a bold show of community in the face of the increasing threat to our environment and way of life.

Various high profile attendees gave speeches, including an impassioned oration about Standing Rock by legendary activist, film star, and Flaunt friend Jane Fonda, who was the cover star of our Fabrication Issue, and whose dazzling fashion video, and hand-written contribution to the Oh La La Land Issue grace these pages. Various great Hollywood figures including Oliver Stone, Jeff Bridges, and Orlando Bloom also spoke about the need for urgency in addressing environmental issues, and the connected social struggles.

Taylor Dayne, Estelle, and Cody Simpson took to the mic and gave dynamic musical performances throughout the night.

Additional honorees included young inventor Max Loughan, Douglas Chandler Stoup of the Ice Axe Foundation, and Ryan Brown, CEO of Earth Day Texas, and innovative wind turbine company 4navitas.

Amongst the items auctioned during the event for Global Green was a rug designed by the luxury maker Hossein Rezvani inspired by Flaunt‘s recent The Elements Issue art cover-a photograph by high profile explorer and photographer Sebastian Copeland, a co-founder of Global Green. Maestro Dobel Tequila provided boutique cocktails at the beautiful new bar.