Green Inaugural Ball
Where you watch and celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama might not as be important as how you watch it. The historic swearing-in of Obama on January 20th will be welcomed with celebrations worldwide, marking the beginning of a new era in which the U.S. can focus on the use clean energy and green technology to change the country, save the economy, and solve the climate crisis.
Heading to Washington, D.C this weekend without a plan maybe very adventurous but if you want to have somewhat of an outline of what to do check out the sites listed below.
- For the full guide to the Presidential Inauguration -- where to go, what is happening and how to get there, check out the official inauguration sites here and here.
- US News' A Green Inauguration Visitor's Thrifty Guide to Washington, D.C has some great tips, ranging from where you can stay if you don’t have a place to crash already to free events happening all weekend long. See also Huffington Post's Green Inaugural Guide.
Millions of people are heading to Washington, D.C. this weekend to join in on all the festivities surrounding the Inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama and while we can't do anything about the crowds, we hope to make it easier for you to lessen your impact on the environment with all the travel and excitement.
Today the 2009 Green Inaugural Ball and Live Earth announce that world-renowned artists – will.i.am., Melissa Etheridge, Maroon 5, John Legend, Michael Franti – are scheduled to perform at the upcoming 2009 Green Inaugural Ball on Monday, January 19, at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture.
Executive produced by Live Earth, the intimate evening of featured performances will represent a variety of musical genres from hip-hop to rock. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and Van Jones, President of Green For All, and others will speak to the strength and diversity of organizations, corporations, and individuals committed to the new green economy that will advance clean and efficient energy, reduce global warming and protect and restore America’s natural heritage.
Live Earth and online video partner Magnify.net want to give everyone the opportunity to participate in the 2009 Green Inaugural Ball, a celebration of a new era of possibility for the environment and the new green economy.
Anyone can submit a new or existing short film or video to the Live Earth Video site powered by Magnify.net (http://video.liveearth.org/) expressing ideas as to how President Barack Obama and his administration can use clean energy and green technology to change the country, save the economy, and solve the climate crisis.
Today the 2009 Green Inaugural Ball announced selection of Live Earth founder Kevin Wall as executive producer of the 2009 Green Inaugural Ball. Live Earth was selected by the Organizing Committee to bring star-studded cachet to this year’s event, an intimate evening featuring musical performances by world-renowned artists to be announced shortly.
The 2009 Inaugural Green Ball celebrates the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joseph Biden and the expanding network of diverse organizations, companies, and individuals committed to advancing our clean economy to create shared prosperity for all.
“The 2009 Inaugural Green Ball Organizing Committee and I hand-picked Kevin Wall and the Live Earth team to executive produce this year’s event to ensure we deliver the best possible Green Ball befitting this historic occasion. It is my pleasure to be partnered with Live Earth again, as they are the experts in creating high-profile events that marry music star power with an important environmental message,” said the Honorable Al Gore.