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2005 OSSA Awards

2005 OSSA Awards

2005 OSSA Awards

2005 OSSA venue
Ritz Carlton Hotel
Angela Lindvall
The Collage Foundation
The OSSA Awards
by Jonathan Adler

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About the OSSA Awards: Categories | Design | Nominations | Process | Sponsorship

The Outstanding Sustainable Style Achievement (OSSA) Awards recognize outstanding social and environmental efforts across the many and diverse style and design industries that help us all “look fabulous, live well and do good”. The OSSAs are designed to showcase the amount and breadth of sustainability efforts underway in style industries, as well as foster cross-industry awareness and inspiration. They are one of the few places where stylemakers, community organizations, businesses and government come together to celebrate the many ways we can make positive change in the world as we express ourselves in our individual style choices. Above all, the OSSAs provide incredible role models for us all to look up to.

The awards are presented as a part of SSF’s “recognition and inspiration” program area, designed to highlight the best in sustainable style and showcase the positive power of making more sustainable lifestyle choices.

Sharon LawrenceLOHAS 9 was the presenting sponsor and host for the 2nd annual Outstanding Sustainable Style Achievement (OSSA) Awards, held on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina Del Rey, California. For the second year, the host was the beautiful, talented, and sustainably stylish actress, Sharon Lawrence. In addition to the 2005 OSSA Awards, the Collage Foundation presented their Youth Award. For the first time ever, SSF hosted a live auction during the event featuring tickets to Sarah McLachlan; home furnishings by Herman Miller, IKEA, and Bambu Home, a shopping spree to Cutter & Buck, American Apparel and Loomstate; travel with jetBlue and Song to events like Global Green’s 2006 Oscar Party and places like San Francisco’s Triton Hotel, L.A.’s Warner Bros Studios and New York’s Great Jones Spa.

You can find all the 2005 nominees and recipients below and in issue 006 of our SASS Magazine. For more information on the OSSA Award nomination and selection process, click here.

[2005 Premier Awards]

Vision & Innovation Innovation – Aveda

The Vision & Innovation Award recognizes an individual, organization or company that has demonstrated ongoing leadership and vision in a style/design industry. The SSF Board of Directors has selected Aveda to receive SSF’s first Vision & Innovation Award. Since its founding in 1978 by Horst M. Rechelbacher, Aveda has set the standard in the beauty industry, as well as many other industries, on how to infuse both social and environmental responsibility into a company’s culture and core business strategy.

Outstanding Public Expression Award: Susan Sarandon & Tim Robbins

The Outstanding Public Expression award recognizes efforts by a celebrity, style professional or public figure that uses their high profile position to bring attention to pressing social and/or environmental issues. The SSF Board of Directors is delighted to confer the first Outstanding Public Expression Award to not one, but two individuals, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins. Perhaps Hollywood’s most conscious couple, Sarandon and Robbins are well known for speaking out on issues ranging from the environment and human rights to politics, AIDS and hunger.

Style & Substance Award – Audrey Hepburn

The Style & Substance Award is SSF’s highest honor and recognizes outstanding efforts by a celebrity, style professional or public figure improving the quality of life for children around the world. Because the late Audrey Hepburn originally inspired the Award as an actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador who worked to raise awareness of the plight of children around the world, the SSF Board of Directors has chosen resolutely to present the first Style & Substance Award to Ms. Hepburn through the Audrey Hepburn Children’s fund established in her honor.

The Collage Foundation Youth Award – Jenny Hwa

The Collage Foundation’s Youth Award will also be presented at this year’s OSSA ceremony to Jenny Hwa, Founder of Loyale Clothing.

[2005 OSSA Award Jury]

Lynn Barker | Sustainable Building Specialist, City of Seattle; LEED accredited professional

Larry Dohrs | VP, Newground Social Investment; Amnesty International Just Earth! Program Steering Committee Member

Bruce Herbert | President, Newground Social Investment; Sierra Club Shareholder Action Task Force

Lisa Hymas | Senior Editor,

Barbara Johnson | Co-founder of the Design Resource Institute; GreenMap Seattle Steering Group member

Amanda Wong | Student, Garfield High School

[2005 OSSA Award Recipients & Nominees]

Communications & Communication Design

Designed Environments

Arts & Entertainment

Fashion & Beauty

Food & Restaurant

  • Stonyfield Farms for their waste minimization and recycling programs
  • Frito Lay for their natural line of snack products – **OSSA RECIPIENT**
  • McDonalds for using Newman’s Own Salad Dressing
  • for providing organic, wholesome, delicious organic food for delivery or pick-up
  • Peanut Better for their organic line of fabulous, uniquely flavored peanut butter

Industrial Design & Consumer Products

  • Method cleaning products for making eco-friendly cleaning products stylish **Honorable Mention**
  • Herman Miller for continuing to make furniture utterly stylish and sustainable
  • Roost Home Furnishings for their hand made recycled paper vases
  • NEC for their biodegradable-plastic laptop
  • Call2Recycle for helping to recycle rechargable batteries – **OSSA RECIPIENT**
  • Bambu for their innovative, contemporary bamboo homewares


  • Toyota for introducing the updated 2004 Prius – **OSSA RECIPIENT**
  • Honda for giving us the option of hybrid Civics
  • DaimlerChrysler and Smartcar for introducing the forfour to the alternative-fuel commuter car market
  • General Motors for their diesel hybrid bus systems in Austin, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Portland, Orange County, Calif., Seattle and more
  • UPS for having the largest fleet of compressed natural gas vehicles in the U.S.



  • EcoGolf for developing biodegradable tees and water soluble golf balls
  • Zumiez for supporting Boarding for Breast Cancer and offering sustainable products such as bamboo skateboards and vegan shoes in their stores
  • The Lance Armstrong Foundation for their WearYELLOW, LiveSTRONG campaign – **OSSA RECIPIENT**
  • World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) for their Smackdown the Vote campaign
  • OrganicAthlete for providing information on healthy living, ecological responsibility and compassion for all life


  • jetBlue for offering EcoTru Cleansing Wipes to airline passengers
  • Hotel Triton for their eco-celebrity suites
  • Aspen Skiing Company for being the first ski resort in the U.S. to achieve ISO 14001 certification for “GreenTrack” – **OSSA RECIPIENT**
  • Kimpton Hotel in NYC for their overall commitment to social and environmental responsibility
  • Song, operated by Delta Airlines, for offering in-flight organic food

All images copyright © Dimitri Halkidis 2005

OSSA Award winners, Sharon Lawrence,
Gavin Keilly & SSF Co-founders
Sharon Lawrence with SSF Co-
founders Sean Schmidt and
Rebecca Luke
2005 OSSA Award Nominees
Our gracious host,
Sharon Lawrence
SSF Co-founders Rebecca
Luke and Sean Schmidt
LOHAS 9 producer Ted Ning,
keeping nominees on the
edge of their seats
OSSA Awards event
manager and auctioneer
extraordinaire Gavin Keilly
BP’s Irene Brown
with Sharon Lawrence
Call2Recycle takes home
the OSSA for
Consumer Products
Chris Hacker of Aveda,
recipient of the
Vision & Innovation Award
Multi-talented Frank Scura,
presenting (and accepting)
awards to Lance Armstrong
and Frito Lay
Rogan Gregory shows off
his OSSA Award for
Loomstate with Sharon
Sean Schmidt, proud papa
of SSF and the OSSA Awards
Ruben Aronin accepts Global Green’s OSSA
Angela Lindvall and
Kelly Cox, presenting
Collage Foundation’s
Youth Award…
…to Jenny Hwa,
founder and designer
of Loyale Clothing
Collage Foundation’s
finest at the OSSA Awards
Youth Award winner
Jenny Hwa
Ellen Erwin, executive director
of the Audrey Hepburn
Children’s Fund, speaks about
Ms. Hepburn’s life and legacy
Holding the Style & Substance Award,
Ellen Erwin accepts SSF’s highest honor
on behalf of Audrey Hepburn
Post-acceptance, Ellen Erwin
shares a smile with
the two proud Co-founders
The Los Angeles Chapter
of SSF gathers for a group hug
OSSA recipients on stage after the event
Can you feel the love?

[2005 OSSA Award Partners]

ssf* collage
SSF Collage Foundation

[2005 OSSA Award Sponsors]

lohas 9 lesegoistes gbkevents
LOHAS 9 Les Egoistes GBK Events
bellwether hallisky voda
The Bellwether Group Hallisky & Phillip Voda Studios
heffner design tex etherea
Heffner Model
Design Tex Etherea Salon & Spa
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