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3 Reasons To Reconsider Your Traditional Grass Lawn

Your Grass Lawn Isn't As Eco-Friendly As You Think To many, the American Dream is to own a house in a friendly community with a front and backyard. Spending time with your knees and hands in the dirt planting, weeding, and cutting is as American as apple pie. We respect traditions, and the solid green space of a traditional yard does accentuate the detail of a home, but are grass lawns really worth the environmental and physical toll? Now, you're probably saying to yourself, "grass absorbs CO2,...

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Earth Day Interview: How JUST Aims to Benefit Humans and the Planet

Moments With Drew Fitzgerald To Discuss Water, Being Optimistic About Our Future, And How We Can All Do A Small Part For Our Planet! For the initial launch of JUST’s monthly guest blog series, we interviewed JUST water co-founder, Drew FitzGerald.  We wanted to uncover more about JUST and how they’re a for-profit water company while putting sustainability first in all they do. [caption id="attachment_10773" align="alignnone" width="443"] JUST Water co-founder Drew Fitzgerald speaks onstage during the EMA IMPACT Summit. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Environmental Media...

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Toyota Makes an IMPACT With Purifying Eco-Billboard Technology

Toyota Mirai's Eco-Billboards Clean the Air Our inaugural IMPACT Summit brought together entrepreneurs, investors, actors and film executives who share a passion for creating sustainable businesses and advocating for the environment. Our sponsor – the Toyota Mirai - shares a similar commitment to that passion and announced its innovative and trail-blazing eco-billboard campaign that will help Californians breathe even easier. The Mirai is Toyota’s fuel cell, hydrogen-powered vehicle, whose only emission is water. The Toyota Mirai’s current eco-billboard campaign, conceived by their ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi...

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4 Artists With Environmental Messages

These Four Artists Bring Attention to Environmental Issues With Their Work April is Earth Month, so we are celebrating people who use their influence as an artist/entertainer to raise awareness for environmental issues and solutions. In this blog post, we'll be highlighting four artists who get millions of people thinking about their impact on our planet through their murals in some of the largest cities on the planet. Here at EMA, we bring influencers from the entertainment industry together and synchronize their voices to encourage eco-friendly lifestyles. Stefaan...

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4 Ways to Use Social Media to Spread Green Messaging

How to Use Social Media to Spread Green Messaging   Whether you're a social media phenom like EMA Board Members Karrueche Tran and Joey Graceffa or just use it to stay in touch with friends and family, your social platforms can be a tool to encourage green living. Let's be honest, we all spend way too much time staring at our devices, too afraid we'll miss something if we look away. Though we encourage people to put down their devices from time to time and get outside, we...

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These 10 Celebrity Environmental Quotes Will Motivate You to Take Action

THESE TEN CELEBRITY QUOTES ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT WILL MOTIVATE YOU TO TAKE ACTION EMA is all about using the power and influence of celebrities to bring attention to environmental issues and inspire people to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. Why? Because people listen to celebrities. Below are ten celebrity environmental quotes to motivate you to take action! ROBERT REDFORD “I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?” MARION...

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7 Ways to Be Green in 2017

Go Green in 2017 With These 7 Environmental Tips There have been plenty of articles about how bad 2016 was and how uncertain the New Year will be, which is why we want to take a different approach. If you're anything like us, then you started 2017 with a burning urge to take action. Yes, a lot of things went wrong in 2016, but a lot of successful protests, initiatives, and actions went right. We need to be louder, smarter, and more open than ever if...

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Guest Post: 4 Best Ways to Green Your Closet

THE 4 BEST WAYS TO GREEN YOUR CLOSET By Marci Zaroff The average American consumer throws away 70 pounds of clothing every year, according to EPA estimates. The shift towards an eco-friendly world can start with your wardrobe, so this holiday season, challenge yourself to take a different approach when it comes to your shopping. Below are four creative ways to green your closet: 1. Buy certified organic apparel 84% of Americans buy organic food at least occasionally, yet the organic movement doesn’t always come to mind when it comes...

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Join EMA Board Member Daryl Hannah and the South Central Farmers at LA City Hall

Civic Leaders and Celebrities Join Forces to Call for the Restoration of the South Central Farm. LA Planning Commission will hear appeal to deny approval of PIMA's Final EIR for warehouse construction at 8:30 am Thursday, November 10, 2016 Dozens of celebrities joined together at the recent Environmental Media Awards on the back lot of Warner Brothers Studios for the #BringBackSouthCentralFarm social media hashtag campaign in support of renewed efforts to restore the South Central Farm. Nicole Richie, Ian Somerhalder, Shailene Woodley, Van Jones, Ed Begley Jr.,...

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Food Choices That Make a Difference by Erica Wohldmann, Ph.D.

Food Choices That Make a Difference Erica Wohldmann, Ph.D. People often feel powerless when it comes to large-scale social change. That’s because, in many situations, we are. For example, we rely almost entirely on our elected officials and industry leaders to act on our behalf when it comes to large-scale systems such as energy, transportation, and education. Typically, our involvement is limited to writing letters, signing petitions, and attending meetings in hopes that our voices are heard and listened to. Occasionally, our actions are effective at the...