Starting Monday, June 5, Participant Productions and Segway Inc. will auction off, on eBay, an autographed Segway Human Transporter (HT) from the L.A. premiere of "An Inconvenient Truth" to benefit the Alliance for Climate Protection, a non-profit devoted to spreading awareness of global warming. Segway, the manufacturer of the innovative, environmentally conscious Segway HT, donated the unit to help raise awareness for eco-friendly transportation alternatives and to support Participant Productions fundraising auction for the Alliance. In addition, Paramount will donate 5% of the gross to this organization. You may view the autographed Segway, as well as other items which will benefit the Alliance, at on Monday.

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At the May 16th premiere of Participant Productions’ new documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" celebrities Al Gore, Larry & Laurie David, Sharon Stone, Jessica Alba, Daryl Hannah, and many others (see below) autographed the Segway HT. "An Inconvenient Truth" explores Al Gore’s plight to spread awareness of global warming. The Segway HT is an electric, zero-emissions transportation device that gives people a real world alternative to the car for short trips that are too far to walk and too close to drive. It costs only 25 cents to charge up the Segway HT and it has an energy efficiency of 450 miles per gallon.

Somebody should really proofread these press releases. “Al Gore’s plight to spread awareness of global warming”?

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Update [2006-6-2 14:56:35 by David Roberts]: Hm … the ebay link does not appear to work. If it’s not up by tomorrow, I’ll axe the whole post.