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The deadline for submitting an application for media credentials was on January 4, 2013, and requests are no longer being accepted. General admission and VIP tickets for the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball are available and can be purchased here>> 

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For Immediate Release: December 19, 2012

Media Contact: Sahar Wali 832-606-8399 or

Energy, Environment, and Clean-Tech Leaders Come Together to Hold the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball

Event celebrates successes over Obama’s first term, looks toward more progress over the next 4 years

Washington, DC – Top environment and green technology leaders from across the country have come together to hold the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball to honor President Barack Obama. The ball brings a diverse set of groups from among the energy, environment, conservation, and clean-tech community to celebrate the past four years of accomplishment in these areas and a look forward to the next four years.

This year’s event builds from the success of the star-studded 2009 ball which featured former Vice President Al Gore, then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi,, Maroon 5, John Legend, John Cusack, and top environmental, conservation, and business leaders.

“Just as in 2009, we expect this year’s ball to feature marquis talent from among those who are leaders and innovators in this space,” said Shelley Cohen, chairwoman of the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball Greening Committee and greening expert at Ameresco. “We anticipate hosting a sold-out crowd at this important juncture for the environmental, clean tech, and conservation community to come together in celebration and begin to move forward on our initiatives over the next four years.”

The event will be held at the Newseum in Washington, DC on Sunday, January 20, 2013; Doors open at 7:00pm.

The 2013 Green Inaugural Ball’s hosts represent the broad diversity of issues and successes that will lead the way over the next four years of progress including:

American Renewable Energy Institute,
American Rivers, As You Sow,
American Wind Energy Association,
Blue Green Alliance,
Carbon War Room,
Defenders of Wildlife,
Earth Policy Institute,
Energy Action Coalition,
Energy & Environment for Obama,
Environment America,
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital,
Geothermal Energy Association,
Green For All,
League of Conservation Voters,
National Audubon Society,
National Hydropower Association,
National Parks Conservation Association,
National Wildlife Federation,
Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund,
The Nature Conservancy,
Sierra Club,
Solar Energy Industries Association,
Solar Electric Power Association,
The Trust for Public Land,
UN Foundation,
The Vote Solar Initiative,
The Wilderness Society,
World Alliance for Decentralized Energy
And many more…

Sponsorships at all levels are still available.. Members of the host committee and sponsors can purchase pre-sale tickets. Tickets go on sale to the public at midnight, December 21st. Public sale VIP tickets are $1,950/each and general admission tickets are $400/each. For the VIP ticket, $1,710 of the price is considered tax deductable by the IRS.

For more information about the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball and/or to purchase tickets please visit: