Last night I went to Los Angeles to attend the “Opportunity Green” VIP kick-off party and award show. The business conference that is hosted at “The Los Angeles Center Studios” reaches over a period of four days and want to “inspire a collaborative culture of new thinking and unconventional ideas that pushes change in unexpected ways”.
As an ambassador for the newly started family company “Simply Straws, I was honored to meet people that care to make a difference. Karen Solomon and Mike Flynn, Co-Founders of “Opportunity Green”, says “we believe in collaboration with individuals and organizations that look to push the envelope by creating a mutually supportive community that is invested in the future of our society and acts as a catalyst for positive change”. I was also lucky to meet Adrian Grenier from the well known TV show “Entourage”. I have to admit that I got a small case of “awkwardness” as he looked me deep into my eyes… ehh, we stopped him to say hi. The actor-filmmaker and his partner, film producer Peter Glatzer won “The Opportunity Green 2011 Eco-Maverick Award” for their sustainable company “SHFT”. The two says “Our mission is to convey a more sustainable approach to the way we live through video, design, art and culture”.
Other exciting thing at this progressive event was BMW’s new sustainable car the “all electric BMW active”, “The Juice Bar” and their FREE (!) electric car refill stations and “American Apparel” and their “Legalize LA” campaign using only local resources (they even have a fabric at the event).
Here are some links to check out:
http://www.opportunitygreen.com http://www.shft.com http://www.bmwgroup.com http://www.simplystraws.com
Here are some more photos from the kick-off party last night