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:
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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.