Want to meet Oprah backstage — or hang out on Dustin Hoffman’s set for a day? Then head over to the 6th annual Chevy Chase Green Auction to get your online bid in. Because if you win, you’ll not only get the auction prize but also send money to benefit The GREEN Community Schools, a new initiative to “transform school buildings into centers for green development.”

Pick from an impressive list of auctions and celebs — some of them with a green tint. Love Stephen Colbert and his 350.org-supporting ways? Then meet him on the set of The Colbert Report. Need an eco-educational vacation? Bid on a 10-day/9-night expedition for two exploring the Galapagos Islands.

Proceeds benefit the GREEN Community Schools, a joint project between nonprofit MGR Foundation and Jayni Chase, a board member of the Foundation, the founder of Center for Environmental Education, and wife of Chevy Chase. According to the description on Charitybuzz, the project will create model green schools that promote sustainability.:

The GREEN Community Schools mission is to create long-term holistic partnerships between the school, local community residents, stakeholders, available resources and families to ensure that the community is environmentally aware and able to successfully practice and promote sustainability in their lives, communities and globally… Beginning with pilot programs in Chicago and Detroit, we will create model green schools where all parties will be able to thrive and grow to their potential.
Unfortunately, the auction items I want are already all well out of my price range. But Paul Rudd fans will be happy to know that as of now, no one has bid on the actor’s signed “Role Models” hat and T-shirt. Get your bid in before the auctions close on Nov. 18! 

Plus: Check out Chuck Leavell's interview below with Jayni and Chevy Chase.


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Support green schools by bidding on a celeb
Spend time with Stephen Colbert, Oprah, or Dave Matthews Band by bidding in the 6th annual Chevy Chase Green Auction.