Established 14 years ago, the yearly Millennium Awards is held by national eco-non-profit organization Global Green USA – a branch of former Soviet Union President Mikhail S. Gorbachev’s Green Cross International – in order to celebrate individuals and companies that take sustainable action to help the environment.
Winners of previous Millennium Awards include some of the most notable eco-stewards of our time, including media mogul and bison enthusiast Ted Turner, the creator of the Clif Bar Gary Erickson, the Obama administration’s former Special Advisor for Green Jobs Van Jones and Leonardo Di Caprio, Pierce Brosnan, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Woody Harrelson, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick (all for the Entertainment Industry Environmental Leadership Award).
Brie was lucky enough to wear L.A. designer Deborah Lindquist’s fantastic sonic-fabric crafted bustier and shrug, both of which incorporate recycled cassette tapes, leather and cashmere into the design.
Mitra, who achieved mainstream fame in television’s Boston Legal and is now starring in ABC’s new supernatural crime drama The Gates, expressed frustration and ‘stagnation’ regarding BP oil spill clean-up efforts because despite trying to volunteer via multiple websites, no one ever contacted her.
Celebrities turned out in full force at this year’s glitteringly green soiree, from pierce Brosnan who made the most of the opportunity by screening their new Save The Whales public service announcement to Sharon Lawrence, Judy Greer, Cheryl Tiegs, Michele Rodriguez, Amy Smart, Rhona Mitra and Alison Brie, who portrays Mad Men’s Trudy.