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The New Green Party

The Green Party is making an impact on the Democrats' big day. No, not that Green Party. We're talking about the Green Inaugural Ball. *

The catch-phrase for the big event: Maximum Celebration, Minimal Impact.

The draw: organic food, recyclable bottles and cups, linens/tables/glasses/chairs with a high "reusage rate". "In addition, the large windows in the main ballroom allow for the set-up of the event to take place without the use of most of the in-house lighting," the Web site explains. "The Mellon Auditorium’s contracted cleaning company uses primarily eco-friendly cleaning products and 100% of the restroom supplies are eco-friendly."

The event will take place Jan. 17 from 8 p.m. until midnight at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW in Washington. No details yet on entertainment, but perhaps it'll be a band with a high reusage rate.

(Correction: This post incorrectly said Al Gore was the host of this event. Gore is hosting a separate Green Ball on Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. at the National Portrait Gallery at 8th and F Streets NW.)

By David A Nakamura  |  December 12, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  | Category:  The Balls
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Al Gore, since he invented the internet and all, I'm sure he will host a great "Green Ball" He should have contacted AC DC, cause everyone knows they have the Biggest Balls of them all.

I wonder how many of the attendees will be getting to the big "Green" Inagural Ball, in their private or Government "taxpayer" provided Jets, and Limos? I wonder how many will be forced into driving their in a hybrid or Electric Car, like the Auto Executives were scoffed at, by Leading Democrats, when they flew in Private Jets to Washington?

Al Gore is a laughing stock. The only smart business he invented was the "Global Warming" False hypothesis. He is laughing all the way to the Bank. The Only "Green Inagural Ball, would to not have one at all. This would be the only conservation message, that could possibly be Green. These people just want to pat themselves on the back, and do insignifigant things to make themselves look like they are "Green" and then will tax you directly or indirectly into oblivion.

The "Green" Movement should be called the BIG BROWN MOVEMENT. It is disgusting that Political Scientists think they are real Scientists. In the words of Al Gore though, I guess "Zebra's can't change their spots."

Posted by: ignoranceisbliss | December 12, 2008 8:01 AM | Report abuse

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