EMA is a non-profit 501(c)3 founded in 1989 by Cindy and Alan Horn and Lyn and Norman Lear.
The Environmental Media Association (EMA) has grown into a diverse subsection of entertainment industry tastemakers, entrepreneurs in finance and technology, and green icons dedicated to the mission of promoting environmental progress and innovations through celebrity role modeling, campaign work, year-round programs and our two large scale annual events, The EMA Awards and EMA’s Impact Summit.
Our program work includes:
Green My School – Every year we bring celebrities back to their hometowns to build school gardens. (We also have a local sister program providing celebrity ambassadors and resources to build organic gardens in low income schools that can’t provide this to their students on their own).
Healthy Family Trusted Partners – EMA’s Healthy Family Trusted Partners is a third party certification program, creating guidelines for manufacturers in direct to consumer products (health, beauty, baby, food, etc). Once a company meets requirements they are featured and promoted on our website and social. Our goal is to build a large network and provide a consumer directory for families to live a healthier, toxic free life.
The EMA Speaker Series – Our Speaker Series creates engaging monthly TED-talk style topic based events for our board members and general members to get educated on the latest environmental issues and innovations. Each event has a celebrity moderator and a diverse panel representing different sides of the topic at hand. Each event is filmed and recorded for YouTube and our podcast channel. (http://www.green4ema.org/healthy-planet/ema-speaker-series/)
EMA Green Seal – Our longest running program, the EMA Green Seal creates production guidelines to help reduce the carbon footprint on film and television shows. In 2016 we expanded the EMA Green Seal to create new standards for hospitality businesses. Each year Green Seal recipients are recognized on our website and at the EMA Awards. (http://www.green4ema.org/ema-green-seal/)
IMPACT – Our newest program, Impact is all about profiling and inspiring the change we can make on our planet by investing correctly, both socially and environmentally. The Impact Program has two unique focuses, spotlighting the niche world of impact investment mutual funds and inspiring the next generation of socially and environmentally responsible businesses through our Impact Innovation Challenge. We showcase both of these focuses at the brand new, annual EMA Impact Summit, debuting March 22nd & 23rd 2017.
EMA serves as a valuable link between the world of media and the environmental community, working tirelessly to bring the planet’s most pressing issues to the forefront of pop culture and make true change by inspiring the next generation of filmmakers and entrepreneurs.