For the second year in a row, I worked with Bethesda Green to produce the 2nd Annual Bethesda Green Gala which raises funds for Bethesda Green and presents Bethesda Magazine’s Green Awards to local businesses, organizations and individuals.
No surprise, the Gala featured numerous green initiatives, many of which are featured and pictured below. Special thanks to balance photography for serving as our event photographer that evening.
|Held at Round House Theatre, the entrance was decked out with gorgeous seasonal flowering plants and trees from American Plant.|
|The registration consoles and bars were made with AGL recycled plastic grass provided by Perfect Settings rental company which also provided table linens and metal cocktail tables, as well as dishware, glassware and flatware so that we could avoid using disposables.|
|Our name badge inserts were made of 100% recycled paper, the holders were made of recycled content, and the lanyards were made of recycled soda cans. After the event, inserts were recycled and holders and lanyards were reused for future events.|
|Honest Tea provided bottles of their tea and Honest Ade.|
|Honest Tea TEO (Tea Executive Officer) Seth Goldman wore a little bling in honor of the gala.|
|Local winery Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyards provided red and white wine.|
|Travelling Bean served cappucino and espresso made with coffee beans from Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company, a local roaster of organic, fair trade coffee beans.|
|Baklava Couture, which make baklava with local, farm fresh ingredients and nothing artificial, provided dessert.|
|Cast of Thousands Entertainment provided trees on stilts which thoroughly entertained the crowd.|
|The silent auction featured sustainable gifts and services. 77% of the auction items had an environmental component.|
|That's me with Nathaniel Corn of balance photography celebrating a successful evening.|