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Spicy Tuna Tartare in a Sesame Miso Cone, one of the delectable dishes in store for guests at the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball.

Gourmet Dining at the Green Inaugural Ball

1/18/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Shelley Cohen One of the most frequently asked questions about the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball is, “Do I have to eat before the Ball?” Well there is an easy response: “Come hungry!”  The evening will feature epicurean […] Read more >

Chef Tom Blundell and Thurgood Marshall Academy junior Stewart Cook discuss squash in the Newseum kitchen, where preparations are underway for the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball.

Community in the Green Ball Kitchen

1/17/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Shelley Cohen When planning an event the scale of the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball, it is easy to lose sight of what is truly important and why all of these amazing green groups have come together to […] Read more >

Volunteers with the Colorado Wildlife Federation remove buckthorn, an invasive species. NWF photo courtesy John Gale.

Students and Conservation Groups Forging Partnerships for Wildlife

1/16/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest blog post by Ashley Rust and John Gale. Great opportunities abound to become involved in important, local on-the-ground wildlife habitat projects. Meaningful project options in most areas are right in front of us—from stream restoration to noxious weed removal to […] Read more >

Will.I.Am will once again perform at the Green Inaugural Ball, following up his appearance at the 2009 Green Ball.

Music, Sports and Politics meet at 2013 Green Inaugural Ball

1/15/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post from Shelley Cohen. We’re just days away from the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball, and we’re excited to announce the latest in who will be sharing the night with attendees. Making his return from the 2009 Ball, seven-time Grammy […] Read more >

Chef Tom Preps for Green Ball

Wasted? Not at the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball!

1/15/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Shelley Cohen No trash cans? Correct! The 2013 Green Inaugural Ball will not have a need for trash cans. A commitment was made by the Newseum, Wolfgang Puck Catering, and event organizers to compost and recycle all […] Read more >

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2013 Green Inaugural Ball Teams Up with Carbonfund.org Foundation

1/14/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Shelley Cohen.  We all have a responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint and lessen the impact of global warming. That’s why the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball, aside from “greening” the event, has teamed up with Carbonfund.org Foundation […] Read more >

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Onree Gill, Sheila E. and Mayer Hawthorne to Perform at 2013 Green Inaugural Ball

1/10/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Shelley Cohen. Just like the 2009 star-studded Green Inaugural Ball, this year’s event will bring together top leaders in the environment, energy, and green-technology communities to honor President Barack Obama. With such a broad and diverse audience, […] Read more >

Washinton's Metro system is one of the best options for getting around during Inaugural festivities. Flickr photo by .

How Will YOU Get to the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball?

1/9/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Shelley Cohen. The Newseum, site of the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball, is centrally located on Pennsylvania Avenue in the heart of D.C. and all of the inaugural action. Choosing the Newseum as our green venue provides attendees with […] Read more >

Public Opposition to Coal Exports, Seattle, WA - December, 2012

Coal Export Opposition Dominates Public Hearings

1/8/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest blog post by Michael O’Leary.  The news media is getting it right. The recent public hearings over coal export proposals are proving that there’s overwhelming opposition to the plans of big energy companies to sell subsidized American fossil fuels […] Read more >

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Step 1 to Running a Truly Green Event: Finding the Right Spot

1/3/2013 // By Guest Author

By Shelley Cohen.  The 2013 Green Inaugural Ball will bring together diverse groups from among the energy, environment, conservation, and clean-tech communities. The attendees are  among those on the front lines of addressing the most pressing environmental challenges of our […] Read more >