Friday May 6, 2011 from 6 PM to 10 PM EST

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The Harvard Club of New York
35 West 44th Street
New York City, NY 10036

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Dress is formal dinner attire

This event features sustainable cuisine prepared by leaders in sustainable food: 

Chef Barton Seaver, National Geographic Fellow and author of For Cod and Country

Chef Mary Cleaver, Owner, The Green Table, New York, NY

Chef Bill Telepan, Executive Chef, Wellness in the Schools

The mission of the Center is to help people understand that our health, and that of our children, depends on the health of the environment, and that we must do everything we can to protect it.

Past recipients include:

2001 Edward O. Wilson
2002 Harrison Ford
2003 Jane Goodall
2004 Bill Moyers
2005 The Honorable Al Gore
2007 HRH The Prince of Wales
2008 Kofi Annan & Alice Waters
2009 Her Majesty Queen Noor & Edward Norton
2010 The Honorable John Kerry & Teresa Heinz

The Center for Health and the Global Environment
coridally invites you to the

2011 Global Environmental Citizen Awards presentation honoring Gisele BŁndchen

May 6, 2011 6 PM
The Harvard Club of New York
35 West 44th Street | New York City, NY 10036
Formal dinner attire

Each year, the Center recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to furthering knowledge about the global environment and promoting awareness about the urgent need to protect it.

We are proud to announce this year's recipient, supermodel and United Nations Environmental Ambassador, Gisele BŁndchen. Please join us in honoring her important contributions to environmental conservation and sustainable living. 

All proceeds from this event support the Center's efforts to educate others about how human health depends on the health of the environment. The Center raises 100% of its budget each year. Space is limited for this event.

 $1,000 Individual Ticket

 $2,500 VIP Individual Ticket
Includes entrance to private pre-reception with Award recipient.

$5,000 Head Table Individual Ticket
Head table seating with Award recipient, entry to private pre-reception and attendance at pre-event photo shoot with recipient (limited availability).

Tables, with seating for ten guests:

 $10,000 Table Sponsorship

Includes seating for up to ten guests.

 $15,000 Premier Table Sponsorship
Includes seating for up to ten guests at a premier table location and entry for two guests to the private pre-reception with Award recipient (limited availability).

$25,000 Premium VIP Table Sponsorship
Includes seating for up to ten guests at premier table location, entry for up to ten guests to private pre-reception with Award recipient, attendance at pre-event photo shoot with Award recipient and prominent mention in printed event program (limited availability).

To pay by credit card, or for any event related inquires, please contact Alyssa Manning at (617)-384-8530.

Gisele Bundchen


Gisele BŁndchen, international supermodel, mother, and United Nations Environmental Ambassador, is recognized worldwide for her long-standing and passionate commitment to the environment. Ms. BŁndchen has launched countless international advertising campaigns including Balenciaga, Valentino,Victoria’s Secret, and Apple. She has been called the most recognizable face in fashion, appearing on magazine covers, billboards, runways, and in movies. With a truly global reach, Ms. BŁndchen uses her fame to bring awareness to the critical environmental issues of our day, spreading the message of conservation to people from all walks of life.

She was born Gisele Caroline BŁndchen in a small town in Brazil, one of the most bio-diverse countries in the world. She and her five sisters witnessed both the beauty of nature, as well as the destruction of forests and ecosystems. During a return visit to the Amazon Rainforest, Ms. BŁndchen experienced first hand the devastating effects water pollution and deforestation had on the native population whose health is dependent on the health of their environment. Inspired to act, Gisele used her eco-friendly flip-flop line, Ipanema Gisele BŁndchen, to call attention to environmental issues and raise funds for environmental projects, especially forest and water related projects in the Amazon and Atlantic Rainforest.

To date, the Gisele Bundchen collection has sold millions of pairs of shoes, which has helped fund numerous conservation efforts, including The Tamar Project, a marine conservation project helping to protect the five endangered species of turtle that inhabit the Brazilian waters, and Brazil's Save the Xingu Waters campaign. She also has a forest with her name on the “Florestas do Futuro” Progamm, an important reforestation project of Atlantic Rainforest.

Returning to her hometown of Horizontina, Ms. BŁndchen, alongside her family, developed the Projeto Agua Limpa (Clean Water Project) in 2008 to restore and preserve water quality in the region by implementing sustainable environmental management and promoting the recovery of native vegetation. Within the first year, 40,000 native tree saplings were planted in the area.

In 2009, Ms. BŁndchen was appointed Environmental Ambassador for United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to focus attention on some of the biggest threats facing the planet—climate change, loss of biodiversity, and environmental degradation. Leveraging her popularity, Gisele became a key spokesperson for conservation during the 2010 Year of Biodiversity.

The face that launched some of the world’s most memorable campaigns has now become the face of global environmental action. In addition to several eco-friendly initiatives, Ms. BŁndchen finds everyday ways to share her environmental passions with the world. She recently developed Sejaa Pure Skincare, an all-natural product produced with as little impact on the environment as possible. She has her own green blog available in both English and Portuguese, which educates and inspires visitors with information on a variety of critical issues.