Mini bison burgers, a Ted Turner special.
That’s where the auction, and actor Chevy Chase, came in. Chase and his enthusiastic eco-advocate wife Janie were the celebrity du jours of the evening. They gamely posed for pictures, and Janie discussed the importance of greening the nation’s schools from top to bottom, and educating kids about the process while they’re at it. She mentioned the traveling art show called Cool Globes, which brings attention to global warming solutions by various artist renderings on actual globes. The globes are beautifully detailed and colored, some with striking designs, some with technical wizardry, and the project involves a whole curriculum for classrooms.
Taking the microphone, Chevy acted the part of the auctioneer, eliciting bids for items like a signed Paul McCartney guitar, a signed Bob Dylan guitar, a trip to Costa Rica or to Turner’s Vermejo Park ranch. A dinner with Mr. Turner was snatched up for $9,000. We’re guessing bison’s on the menu.
CONTACTS: Captain Planet Foundation; Cool Globes
BRITA BELLI is editor of E.