My Interview with Ted Danson, Miss Universe & Miss USA at Christie’s Green Auction: “A Bid to Save the Earth” Event in NYC for Earth Day!Friday, April 23rd, 2010
Last night I attended Christie’s Green Auction called ‘A Bid to Save the Earth’ in honor of Earth Day in NYC which ended up raising $1,387,000 to benefit four environmental organizations: Oceana, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Central Park Conservancy and Conservation International. Celebrities such as Chevy Chase, who hosted the event, Ted Danson, Jim Cramer from ‘Mad Money’, Salma Hayek, and several members from the Rockefeller family were also there. Before the auction took place I spoke with Miss Universe and Miss USA about what inspired them to attend the event. Miss Universe was so graceful and inviting to talk to and Miss USA had an incredible amount of charisma to share about living green. It was such a pleasure to interview both of them-and a lot of fun! Watch the Vids below for their interviews!
Miss Universe has her own personal blog at http://www.missuniverse.com/members/profile/41818 and her youtube video blog at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr3Ljmbfjiw.
Miss USA’s website is: www.missuniverse.com/missusa and her youtube video blog is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go7yMVC1K7U.
We all know Ted Danson from shows like Cheers, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Bored to Death, and Damages but how many of us know him for the tremendous amount of impact he’s made in helping to save our planet? For many years now Ted has invested a vast amount of energy in helping to preserve our oceans. During the auction at Christie’s I happened to be sitting right behind Ted and his family. I could tell how passionate Ted was about the event and its cause so after the auction I asked him if he would be interested in talking about what inspired him to attend. He generously said yes considering how busy he was and how many people were there to talk to him and take pictures with him.
Ted had a gentle, authentic and funny nature to him which made it that much more enjoyable during the interview. Most importantly Ted’s passion for saving the Earth and especially for protecting our ocean life became quite apparent throughout the course of the event. In my interview with him Ted talks about his organization called “Oceana” which helps protect the world’s oceans. Oceana works to stop ocean pollution, promote responsible fishing, protect marine wildlife, preserve special nature places, and advocates for cleaner energy on the oceans. Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Oceana’s scientists work closely with a team of economists, lawyers and advocates to achieve tangible results for the oceans.
You can watch Ted’s Video about Oceana at: http://na.oceana.org/en/about-us/what-we-do. Oceana does an incredible amount of work that is so inspiring and really makes a difference for our planet. Thank you Ted for caring so much and doing your part in helping to save our Earth!!
To learn more about Oceana go to www.oceana.org