Green Auction at Christie’s Raises More than $1 Million to Benefit Environmental Causes


NEW YORK (REUTERS).- A green auction at Christie’s to benefit the environment raised $1.4 million, with bidders paying $100,000 for a trip to the hottest Oscars parties or a day with former President Bill Clinton. Proceeds from the second Green Auction: Bid to Save the Earth were earmarked for Conservation International, Oceana, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and The Central Park Conservancy. Christie’s Chairman Ed Dolman said the funds “will support these venerable environmental organizations in conducting research and generating projects that will yield groundbreaking results for the present and future generations.” The Bid to Save the Earth initiative plans to raise more funds in an online auction on that ends on April 7, and from sales of the Runway to Green pro-environment fashion world initiative fashion show. Items for sale in the silent auction include luxury travel packages, Fendi bags cust