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EMA June Newsletter: It’s Up to Us

Join us at the 27th Annual EMA Awards Happening September 23rd, 2017 EMA Teams With Clover Sonoma for Non-GMO PSA, It's Up to Us Do you know where your food comes from? As concerned parents, we are often overwhelmed with the options at our local grocery stores. From deceptive "all natural" greenwashing to not being able to pronounce most of the ingredients in processed foods, it's time we use our voice to demand better options. This is why we joined forces with our friends at family-owned dairy...

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EMA Newsletter: Does Your Portfolio Match Your Values? Two Questions to Ask Your Advisor

EMA May Newsletter EMA President & CEO Debbie Levin Responds to Paris Agreement Withdrawal in Variety Exclusive In an article on Variety.com titled "After Trump’s Exit From Paris Accord, Showbiz Activists Look to What’s Next", EMA President & CEO Debbie Levin reinforced the important role the entertainment industry and influencers play in creating a sustainable future: “Celebrities can’t just say, ‘You have to do this,'” she said. “We would rather be encouraging and motivating and solution oriented.” “It is about being able to speak from knowledge, and the fact...

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April 2017 Newsletter: EMA Makes An IMPACT During Earth Month

Investing in a Sustainable Future: EMA IMPACT 2017 "It's not just what we say. Ultimately it's what we do." - Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti speaking at IMPACT. It doesn't take longer than a quick read of the headlines or a scroll of your Facebook timeline to realize we are in some uncertain times. An inauspicious administration, excessive consumption and pollution, and an ever-growing population are all putting our future in jeopardy. So what do you do about it? Become complacent? Complain? Here at EMA, we...

EMA January Newsletter: Make an IMPACT

Own your IMPACT Ready to own the impact you have on our planet and use your power to make a positive change? Join leaders in business, tech, and entertainment this March for the first annual EMA IMPACT Summit. There's a lot of talk and buzz about the incredible potential of a green economy. Through impact investing, innovative green companies and visionary VC’s, we can show the world the buzz is real. Early Registration prices available through January 31, 2017! Review ticket options and purchase here. EMA IMPACT Summit...

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EMA December Newsletter: Carter Oosterhouse’s Last Minute Green Tips for the Holidays

Board Member Carter Oosterhouse's Guide to Keeping Your Home Green for the Holidays 1. Buy/use LED ( light emitting diode) Christmas lights. Some LED’s can save you up to 90% on Energy Consumption. 2. Use candles made from Soy or beeswax. Most candles are made from Paraffin wax which is petroleum, and that’s bad. 3. Don't simply throw your Xmas tree to the garbage man. Find a way to give your tree another purpose. Most cities have special plans set up to either turn your tree into mulch...

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November Newsletter: Live From the EMA Awards!

Live From the EMA Awards! We are so thrilled and grateful for your support making the 26th Annual EMA Awards incredibly warm, impactful, and authentic. The power of each of our Honorees was literally palatable in the “room.” That’s a feat in the very large, under-the-stars backlot at Warner Bros Studios! And… there were more tears (and cheers) than I ever remember. Backstage was appropriately full of the love that was shared with the audience. This year was truly a gift. Thanks to the connected world we...

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October Newsletter: Announcing the 2016 EMA Awards

From EMA's Parent Board to the Emmys, Constance Zimmer is Turning Hollywood Green Tell us how you became a Member of EMA. I was invited to one of their first events and became so enamored with the people involved and their method to how they were getting the environmental message across, I tried to be at all events they were associated with. I was so excited when Debbie asked me to be a member of the Board; I jumped at the opportunity! But I was very quick...

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EMA Newsletter: Take Action to Save The Plastic Bag Ban and Stop The Dakota Access Pipeline

Making an Impact: EMA Board Member John Streur, CEO of Calvert Investments I sleep with the windows open here in Washington D.C., even though I’m awakened periodically during the night by a loud truck or some other fossil-fueled vehicle. It’s important for me to live with the mess we have created, and it is one of many motivations to work urgently to solve the greatest challenges we face as a society. Our relationship with nature and the environment is a massive problem, and we are running...

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EMA July Newsletter: Help Restore LA’s South Central Farm

A Life of Environmental Activism: EMA Board Member John Quigley I played in the woods every day of my young life. This is where my environmental activism took root. I grew up on the east coast outside Washington, D.C. We lived next door to the farm of legendary baseball pitcher Walter Johnson. The land was dozens of acres filled with remnants of old farmhouses, barns and a spectacular array of trees -- Birch, Ash, Cedar, Elm, Dogwood, Magnolia, Maple, Oak, Sycamore – all knitted together by...

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June Newsletter: Dress Green For the Summer with Board Member Amber Valletta

EMA June Newsletter Making Fashion Eco-Chic: A Conversation With EMA Board Member Amber Valletta We spoke with EMA Board Member Amber Valletta about her eco-chic Met Gala dress, the fashion industry, and much more. EMA: Tell us about your eco-friendly dress you wore to the Met Gala. Amber: My Met Gala dress was custom made for me by H&M Conscious Collection. The dress was made with 80 percent sustainable materials.  H&M used organic silk and taffeta and recycled plastic sequins to embellish the dress. There were over 1,000 hand...