melOn Wednesday night Ecorazzi had the honor of attending Global Green’s Sustainable Design Awards here in lusty, dusty NYC! Established in 1999, the Sustainable Design Awards recognizes specific advancements in industry, building, media, organizations, and public policy.

About the event, Global Green says, “ Whether they are helping to protect our air and water, eliminating weapons of mass destruction, stemming climate change, or raising the consciousness of millions, the ‘designs’ of these leaders — who were bold and courageous enough to undertake these acts or commitments deserve to be applauded and celebrated to inspire and encourage others.”

Katie Couric co-hosted the event along with David Hyde Pierce, Edward Norton (Global Green Board Member), Mel Gibson, and Brian Cox (Global Green New York Committee Member).

We had a total blast and ran into some of our favorite friends, including Editor in Chief of Good Housekeeping magazine Rosemary Ellis – who was nominated for Good Housekeeping’s LEED-certified Green Home. If you’re a regular reader, you might remember that Ecorazzi helped organize Good Housekeeping’s green house event earlier this year, and so obviously we were doubly-psyched to see them commended for their efforts!

And because we just love to bring you exclusive green scoop, all of next week Ecorazzi will feature Global Green Quotes from some of our favorite celebs, including David Hyde Pearce, Summer Rayne Oakes and Brian Cox.

A big thanks to Global Green for creating such an enjoyable evening. To learn more about how this fantastic organization is helping to save our planet, visit GlobalGreen.org!

photo credit: melissa rosenberg