In the nearly sysiphean effort to make Obama's inauguration, which will be attended by millions, the greenest ever, new festivities and details keep coming. Earlier this week, I pulled together a thrifty green inaugural visitor's guide to D.C.
- The first of two green inaugural balls is tomorrow, and in addition to a featured performance from Wyclef, there will be a green "Trashion" show from designer Nancy Judd. The centerpiece of the show will be a men's coat made from Obama fliers.
- Speaking of coats - it's freezing here today. Good thing PETA is distributing used fur coats to the homeless in D.C.
- Al Gore's green inaugural ball has confirmed that Melissa Etheridge, will.i.am, Maroon 5, John Legend and Michael Franti will perform.
- If you have the cash for some green pampering, book a room for the weekend at the Fairmont. The D.C. Hotel's eco-inaugural package includes a Lexus hybrid complete with driiver (good luck getting around, though), organic food, a suite made of sustainable materials, and a Linda Loudermilk designer dress.
- For 150 guests at the Philips Collection, famed chef Alice Waters will prepare a locally-sourced meal of oysters, lamb, rockfish soup, saffron tomato and apple tart. The dinner, which cost $500 per guest, benefits area soup kitchens.
- If you can't make it to a ball, Live Earth offers tips for hosting your own green inaugural party.