2013 April 5
Mayor Bloomberg Graces Cover of L'Uomo Vogue's Eco Issue
(NEW YORK) Guess who nabbed the cover of L'Uomo Vogue's April issue? None other than New York's very own Mayor Michael Bloomberg! The Vogue brand has promoted several political figures on covers past. Michelle Obama has been the face of two U.S. Vogue covers in March 2009, and most recently, in April 2013. Of course, Anna Wintour herself was not long ago rumored to be in the running for an ambassadorship. Now the Italian men's mag is following suit by touting this month's glossy as a special collector's issue dedicated to eco-sustainability and energy issues.
In addition to running one of the largest cities in the United States, Mayor Bloomberg is also the chairman of the C40 Climate Leadership Group. What's on C40's agenda? The group's main mission is going green and its leaders come from the world's biggest cities to share information and technology in an effort to create growth models that will have less of a harmful impact on the environment. "Developing cities today find themselves at a crossroads," said Bloomberg. "If they fail to plan, they will lock into place for years to come a series of disastrously expensive models regarding building, transport, land use and energy production and consumption."
Other eco heavyweights being honored and interviewed in the issue include: longtime activist and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, designer Olafur Eliasson, PPR's Francois-Henri Pinault, architect Patrick Blanc, Livia Firth (wife of actor Colin Firth) and Eataly founder, Oscar Farinetti, to name a few. The issue will be the first Italian magazine to have a Carbon Neutral certification. And if you don't plan to collect the eco-friendly tome, at least follow in its subjects' green footsteps and recycle it, s'il vous plaît!
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