On July 22nd the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance is teaming up with the Amazon Watch for a 'first of it's kind' fundraiser event at the beautiful Bently Reserve building in Downtown San Francisco to raise money for the work of both groups. This amazing evening will include musical performances by American Icon Willie Nelson, Sara Wasserman and an All-Star cast of muciscians, and a locally sourced dinner and cocktails. The evening's program will also include a very special charity auction and an awards presentation to 2011 SBA Visionary Award Winner Willie Nelson.
An exclusive meet and greet cocktail hour with the performers and members of the organizations is available for VIP ticket holders at 7pm, with the program to begin at 8pm.
In the past biofuels, including biodiesel have been connected to deforestation and rain forest endangerment through massive scale palm oil and soy production. This event will help educate the public on how supporting local, sustainable biodiesel production and using local renewable resources instead of feedstocks like international soy and palm can protect our planet’s precious rain forests.
Both organizations are very excited about the educational potential for this event as it will mark the first time ever a rain forest protection group and a biofuels organization have worked together for a common cause.
The SBA and the Amazon Watch are confident that this event will:
This important event will not only showcase the community and global benefits of community-based sustainable biodiesel, but more importantly will give supporters of both causes a chance to discuss the important issues and enjoy and amazing evening of music, awareness and giving.
2011 Visionary Award Presentation - Willie Nelson
Every year the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance honors an individual or an organization for championing the cause of the environment, and for challenging the status quo in order to bring about real change. This year the SBA honors Music Legend Willie Nelson for his continued support of environmental and social causes through his work, his music and his life. The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and Amazon Watch are honored to have Willie Nelson as our guest of honor at the upcoming event. The organizations will present him with the award during the evenings festivities.
The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance has been dedicated to supporting sustainable, community-based biodiesel programs since 2006 and works closely with artists like Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson and Guster, educating fans and sourcing locally produced biodiesel and blends for tours, festivals and large scale fleets. The organization is also focused on creating transparency for the consumer through the development of a certification system for local, sustainable biodiesel in the United States. I encourage you to learn more about the SBA and our work by contacting me directly or visiting www.fuelresponsibly.org
Amazon Watch partners with indigenous and environmental organizations campaigning for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon's fragile and priceless ecological systems. Amazon Watch is a known leader in protecting the rainforest and advancing the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. To learn more about the great work of Amazon Watch check out their website at www.amazonwatch.org
This amazing evening will be held at the elegant Bently Reserve in Downtown San Francisco on July 22nd, 2011. For directions or more information on the Bently Reserve click the image of the venue below.
The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliace and Amazon Watch are honored to have the talents of the legendary Willie Nelson on display at our 2011 Summer Fundraiser. An artist whose catalog and history needs no introduction. Mr. Nelson has graciously agreed to perform to benefit the work of both the SBA and Amazon Watch.Throughout his career he has supported environmental and social causes around the world. The SBA and Amazon Watch could not be more excited to have such an amazing man in our corner.
Quite simply, music has been a part of Sara Wasserman's life from day one. The daughter of Grammy-winning bassist Rob Wasserman, Sara was immersed in a rarified musical world from an early age. This unique experience has molded Sara into a young artist with whom few can compare.
Sara is teaming up on July 22nd with some very special friends including:
This amazing combination of talents is sure to result in an amazing night of music and awareness. For more information on the performers click on their names above.
In 2009 Sara released Solid Ground, an album of songs that is both the reflection of a beautiful creative soul and a brilliant showcase for a truly spectacular voice. Solid Ground has been the subject of significant critical acclaim. "The high points are high indeed." cites the Sarasota Harold Tribune, while the Austin American Statesman commented "Sara Wasserman not only has a musical pedigree but also a gigantic, glittering soprano that an American Idol would kill for."
Her father is one of several musicians who contribute their respective virtuosity to Solid Ground. Lou Reed, bassist Christian McBride, drummer Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction, Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid and highly regarded turntabelist DJ Logic are also heard on the album.
A duet with Aaron Neville on "Fly Away" is one of the album's many highlights. Sara and Neville co-wrote two other tracks for Solid Ground, with those collaborations and the album garnering considerable airplay around the country.
Most recently, Sara’s orginal song “You Got Me” was featured in the films Percy Jackson And The Olympians and Step Up 3D as well as ABC-TV's Falcon Beach and The CW's The Game. Her song “Somehow Forever” debuted on CBS’s Girlfriends. www.sarawasserman.com