christies_green_auction.jpgChristie’s International announced today that they will be holding a Green Auction, called “A Bid to Save the Earth” on April 22, 2010, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Proceeds from the sale will be divided among four leading not-for-profit environmental organizations: Conservation International, Oceana, Natural Resources Defense Council and the Central Park Conservancy.

The Evening Sale will be a star-studded event with top celebrities serving on the Green Auction Host Committee including Leonardo DiCaprio, Harrison Ford, and Matt Lauer, among many others. The live auction will include major works from designers and artists including Keith Tyson, Maya Lin, and Olafur Eliasson. Other lots will include coveted celebrity experiences with Hugh Jackman, Christina Aguilera and Candice Bergen, upscale eco-vacations and exquisite jewelry, with additional luxury items secured daily.

Green is Universal is proud to be the official media sponsor of the event. As the auction will be taking place during our 3rd annual Earth Week, you will be seeing more information as the event draws closer on NBC Universal’s family of networks, here at greenisuniversal.com and of course, at abidtosavetheearth.org.