If you were at the Healthy Child Healthy World gala last night, you’d have seen that concern for children’s environmental health certainly brings out the celebs — though not child celebs, as the cocktail-party-and-dinner affair was really for the 21 and over crowd.

Sheryl Crow, Jessica Capshaw, Amy Smart and Ricki Lake were among the many celebrities who came to the LEED-certified Montage in Beverly Hills to show their support for the eco-health nonprofit Healthy Child Healthy World. They and many other supporters of the nonprofit came undeterred by the strong winds — which had Montage employees handing wraps to the guests trying to enjoy pre-dinner wines on the patio.

But the purpose of the gala wasn’t just to give Healthy Child Healthy World some star power. In fact, the event honored a “regular” parent, Shelby Rodriguez, as the 2009 Mom on a Mission for her work to stop a polluting, roof-tarring project in Antelope, Calif. Read the powerful story about Shelby’s efforts to keep air cleaner in her community — despite multiple personal and scary threats — at Healthy Child Healthy World.

Know a Mom on a Mission in your community? The 2010 nominations are now open — so give your neighborhood activist her due praise. The Healthy Child Healthy World website offers a wealth of eco-living tips and resources. Visit the newish interactive guide Eat Healthy, which has advice and recipes from celebrity moms such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Meryl Streep. Visit and learn.

Mom on a Mission honored by celebs at green gala
A star-studded crowd honored an eco-activist mom from Antelope, Calif., at the Healthy Child Healthy World gala in Beverly Hills.