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Impact Investing 101: Two More Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor

Impact Investing: Two More Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor You have the power to influence positive change in how companies operate. By aligning your investments with your values, you can make a difference. Just in May and June of this year, shareholder proposals at ExxonMobil, Occidental Petroleum and PPL Corp. each earned more than 50 percent support for climate risk resolutions, ground-breaking results for oil companies and electrical utilities. Investors are making it clear that financial performance isn’t enough – companies must consider environmental, social and...

6 EMA Awards Speeches That Will Inspire You To Help Our Planet

These 6 EMA Awards Speeches Will Make You Want to Get Out And Help Our Planet We are living in interesting times. One day the Federal Government takes a huge step backward in our fight to cut emissions and pollution, and the next day a major US city commits to 100% clean energy. We are thrilled to see so many people use their voice to demand immediate climate action on a local and state level. From marches to petitions, citizens across this great country are demanding...

Recycled Toyota Car Batteries Power Yellowstone National Park

Recycled Toyota Car Batteries Power Yellowstone National Park How can a car company recycle and repurpose car batteries to power a national park? Ask David Absher of Toyota Motor North American Environmental Sustainability who shared his renewable energy case study on the panel "How the Impact of our Energy Usage Can Save Humanity” during our first-ever EMA IMPACT Summit. David explained how Toyota in partnership with Indy Power Systems installed recycled hybrid batteries at Yellowstone National Park that collect and store energy from solar panels. [caption id="attachment_11271"...

Why Choose a Paper Bottle Over Plastic?

JUST Guest Post: Why choose a Paper bottle over Plastic? We hear this question often. Put simply, there are many reasons why one should choose a paper bottle over plastic. First and foremost, paper water bottles such as our JUST water bottle reduces carbon emissions by up to 74% compared to standard plastic water bottles.  How?  Our bottles are not made from PET plastic - which comes from petroleum- co2 emitting a fossil fuel.  This is a positive all the way around! Secondly, our bottle is...

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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...

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...

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...