The Daily Green's 2009 Heart of Green awards are drawing great exposure to the causes championed by our honorees.
The Heart of Green awards recognize individuals and organizations that help green go mainstream -- taking it to the heart of the American people. Winners in 2009 included Frances Beinecke, president of NRDC; Roger Doiron, founder of Kitchen Gardeners International; Deidre Imus, founder of the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology; author, model and designer Summer Rayne Oakes; actressesAlicia Silverstone and Gloria Reuben; model and television host Maria Menounos; Greg Perry, who is developing the "Ultimate Green Classroom" with his class; Jennifer Canty, owner of the electronics refurbishing business Dyscern; as well as Planet Green and New York City.
Sponsored by eBay, the star-studded ceremony took place April 23 at the LEED gold-certified Hearst Tower in New York City. See what made all 11 honorees worthy, take a look at dozens of photos from the green carpet and the ceremony, watch the inspiring video of acceptance speeches and learn about all the nominees.
Take a look at the Access Hollywood piece on Maria Menounos and Alicia Silverstone at right, and see more coverage below:
MSNBC, which featured interviews with honorees Alicia Silverstone and Gloria Reuben, as well as emcee Connie Britton;
Yahoo Green, which has covered the Heart of Green Awards extensively;
NRDC's Switchboard, which celebrated the Lifetime Achievement Award earned by NRDC President Frances Beinecke;
PIX, which featured Maria Menounos (see video at right);
Notes on a Party, which was impressed by the sustainable designs and products highlighted at the Heart of Green awards;
MIN Online, which highlighted some of our celebrity honorees;
WKYC, which featured a story about Local Hero Greg Perry (see video at right);
NYC Celebrity, which got some beautiful photos of honoree Alicia Silverstone;
zimbio, which featured some of the celebrity photos from the "green carpet"; and,
The Beacon, which featured Local Hero Greg Perry.
Of course, you can find information about all the honorees and nominees right here at The Daily Green.
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