Talking Proud And Living Green (The Buffalo News)

Therese Forton-Barnes is an event planner by occupation, but she also is an advocate for many causes.

Through her Web site, “Green Living to a Tee,” she teaches consumers how to detox their lives. Through “Carvings for a Cause,” she turns fallen trees into pieces of local history, and boosts her hometown at the same time.

As party planner, she has tossed bashes on behalf of many local celebs, including Jim Kelly and Ryan Miller — but there’s one very important person who tops her bucket list of potential clients.

People Talk: Whose party would you love to plan?

Therese Forton-Barnes: I’ve always wanted to plan something for Oprah Winfrey because she does it big. …