Sheryl Crow was honored by the Natural Resources Defense Council at its annual Forces for Nature fundraiser held at Pier 60 in New York. The musician, who embarked on a nationwide bus tour last summer to promote global warming, recalled her early 70s childhood wherein her parents encouraged her and her older sisters to respect the planet. As for her colleague Lyle Lovett, who performed several songs by request from the evening’s other honorees Empire State Building owners Anthony and Shelly Malkin, Crow couldn’t speak to his eco-friendly practices. “All I know is that he makes me laugh hysterically. There’s something energetic about that as well,” she said.