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2011 EMA Awards Wrap-Up

This year’s Environmental Media Association Awards ceremony was a huge success!  Not only did it feature more A-list celebrities than past year’s, but it also brought more media attention.  The goal of the organization is to use the power of celebrity to get the word out about eco, green, and environmental practices, and this year they did just that! With a green carpet packed with celebrities and environmental gurus, the attendance brought more news and media outlet coverage.

The award ceremony was followed by an organic dinner prepared by award-winning chefs and a silent auction.  OMI donated a Terra mattress for the auction which also included other enviromental and eco-concious items, with all proceeds going to various charities.

The Honorees:

Justin Timberlake - EMA Futures Award

Marc Nathanson – EMA Board of Directors Ongoing Commitment Award

Southern California Edison – EMA Corporate Responsibility Award

PGA Green – EMA Green Production Award

The Winners:

Yogi Bear – Feature Film

Revenge of the Electric Car – Documentary

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – “Fracked” – Television Episodic Drama

Futurama – “The Futurama Holiday Spectacular” – Television Episodic Comedy

Real Time With Bill Maher – Episode 188 & HGTV Green Home 2011 - Reality Television

Bubble Guppies – Children’s Television

Take a look at the Highlight Video as well as pictures from the Awards below.

Amy Smart, Nicole Richie, Christa B. Allen, Kim Raver, Charlotte Ross

Aubrey Plaza, Darryl Hannah, Emily VanCamp, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Madeleline Stowe

Constance Zimmer, Wendie Malick, Perrey Reeves, Michelle Kwan, Justin Timberlake

Making The Organic Choice

In today’s world of economic struggles, more and more people are seeking organic products. This is proven by a recent study performed by The Organic Trade Association (OTA).

OTA is a membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America, representing over 6,500 organic businesses across 49 states. They send out newsletters with industry information, announcements and great tips. Check out their site here for more information or to sign up for their informative newsletters.

The study polled 1,300 U.S. families about their attitudes and behaviors relating to organic food. According to the study, 78 percent of U.S. families are choosing organic foods. The study also indicated that four out of 10 families are buying more organic products than they were a year ago. The main motivator for the drastic increase in organic demand was revealed simply by 48 percent of parents: “Organics are healthier for me and my children.”

The full study is available for purchase by visiting OTA’s bookstore.

This motivation is also reaching more into the media, informing more of the general public about ways to be more organic and the important reasons why. It is even reaching into the entertainment business through celebrity organizations like the Environmental Media Association. A great example of this is Eva Longoria, who chooses organic options.

Here is a clip of the actress stressing the importance of buying organic:

OMI featured at Hollywood Gala; Justin Timberlake to receive Environmental Award.

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Justin Timberlake can now add eco-warrior to his already impressive résumé, as he will collect the Futures Award at the Environmental Media Association’s (EMA) Gala next weekend.

Celebrating future environmental leaders in the entertainment industry, the Futures Award will be given to Timberlake for using his celebrity to promote environmental issues, his attempts to create a carbon neutral footprint while on tour, and the eco-friendly Mirimichi golf course he built in his hometown of Millington, Tennessee.

Previous winners of the prize include the actors Edward Norton and Rosario Dawson.

EMA President Debbie Levin said that Timberlake and fellow honoree the Producers Guild of America “demonstrate taking a green lifestyle to the next level.”

Past EMA Awards Gala:

OMI’s Terra mattress will be featured as a hot new product during the Gala event at Warner Bros. Studios and will be part of EMA’s Silent Auction.

EMA mobilizes the entertainment industry in educating people about environmental issues, which in turn inspires them to take action.  The annual EMA Awards honor film and television personalities, productions, musicians and musical tours that convey environmental messages in the most creative and influential ways. The work that EMA has done for almost 20 years has helped inspire millions of people to reduce air pollution, ensure clean water for drinking and recreation, protect endangered species, preserve open spaces, minimize waste, promote a safe food supply (go organic!) and live more environmentally sustainable lives.

The feature films The Other Guys, Rio and Yogi Bear; documentaries Carbon Nation, African Cats, Revenge of the Electric Car and Saving Pelican 895; TV dramas Body of Proof, CSI and The Good Wife; and comedies Futurama, Hot in Cleveland and Nurse Jackie will be showcased at the event as projects that have carried a positive, environmentally friendly message in the past season.

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