Model, actress and mother Josie Maran received a Heart of Green Award for her work to create her eponymous line of nontoxic cosmetics. The Heart of Green Awards honor those who help bring "green" mainstream.
Ted Danson and Gloria Reuben
Ted Danson receives his Lifetime Achievement Heart of Green Award from emcee Gloria Reuben. In addition to her work as an actor and singer, Reuben is an advocate for human health, human rights and the environment. She works with The Waterkeeper Alliance, National Wildlife Federation, Rainforest Action Network and the Alliance for Climate Protection on issues that include coal, clean energy and climate change.
Greg Perry and Hillary Sadler
Greg Perry, the 2009 Heart of Green Local Hero, returned to introduce this year's Local Hero, Fred Schaeffer. Perry overcame cancer to lead his high school class in the creation of The Green Dream, Ohio's largest green business expo, and the Ultimate Green Classroom, a model of sustainable design. Pictured here with one of his students, the CEO of his classroom, Hillary Sadler.
Rit Aggarwala, director of the Office of Sustainability and Long Term Planning for the City of New York, spoke at the Heart of Green Awards ceremony on behalf of Mayor Bloomberg. Aggarwala outlined the city's vision for more trees, more efficient buildings and more hybrid taxis on the roads.
Dr. Philip Landrigan and John Flicker
Heart of Green award winners Dr. Philip Landrigan (left), a pioneering researcher and advocate for children's health, and John Flicker, the former head of the National Audubon Society.
Heart of Green Award 2010
The actual Heart of Green Awards are made from recycled glass. All signage was made from recycled cardboard, and the event was held in the Hearst Tower, a LEED Gold-certified green building (the first of its kind to be built in New York City). At the awards, guests dined on sustainable local cuisine, and sipped Hall wines, made from organically grow grapes.
Dan Shapely, senior editor of The Daily Green, steered the judging process of the winners. Nominations for the Local Hero were made by The Daily Green's users, and all awards were decided by the website's editorial staff.
Summer Rayne Oakes and Josie Maran
Green model, author and spokesperson Summer Rayne Oakes (left) won a Heart of Green Award in 2009 for her work to bring sustainable style to the masses. Here she chats with Josie Maran.