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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...

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EMA Earth Month Wrap-Up

EMA May Newsletter Planting Change: EMA Heads to Lance Bass' Hometown for Our First #GreenMySchool Garden of 2016 What does food mean to you? To EMA Young Hollywood Committee Chair Lance Bass, food means family; it means home. This April, we traveled to Clinton, Mississippi, Lance's hometown, to get back to the roots of what food can mean to a community. It was all about being organic. Not just in the literal sense, but in creating a natural experience for the school children to get in touch...

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EMA Earth Month Special Newsletter Part 1

A Fantastic Life of Creativity and Compassion: EMA Interviews Author and Conservationist T.A. Barron EMA had the pleasure of talking to illustrious conservationist and author T.A. Barron about the 25th anniversary of "The Ancient One", life, the environment, and what the future has in store. What inspired you to write “The Ancient One”? The Ancient One really came from a night I spent camping out in a redwood forest in California. That night I wondered what stories those ancient trees might tell – and it led to the...

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EMA Newsletter: Au Fudge Launches EMA’s Spring Season of Events

EMA Awards Chic Au Fudge With Inaugural EMA Green Seal for Restaurants On a cool, beautiful night in West Hollywood, EMA hosted an intimate cocktail party at the highly anticipated restaurant Au Fudge. The purpose of the gathering was to recognize and honor the restaurant for its commitment to eco-friendly practices and sustainability. The event was in partnership with our friends at the Sierra Club, who kicked off their "Ready for 100 Campaign". It was a genuine pleasure to see so many friends, Board Members, and...

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EMA Forecast: Why We’re Hopeful for 2016

EMA Monthly Forecast (February) Why I'm Hopeful for 2016 by Jay Jasinski, EMA Community Manager 2015 was a hot one. Actually, it was the hottest year ever recorded. Sure, El Niño is partially to blame for the fact that I could’ve comfortably worn shorts in Detroit in the middle of December, but we all know what’s happening. With fifteen of the sixteen hottest years on record globally occurring after 2000, there’s a good chance 2016 is going to be hot too. The real question isn’t whether or not...

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Obama Rejects KXL! EMA Weekly Forecast

President Obama Rejects the Keystone Pipeline! The Keystone Pipeline has been many things over the past few years. It's been a political talking point, an environmental movement, and a sign of fossil fuel's dwindling influence. But what the pipeline has never been, and never will be, is a good idea. Thankfully, President Obama, after more suspense than an Alfred Hitchcock film, finally rejected the Keystone Pipeline! His reasoning? “The pipeline would not make a meaningful long-term contribution to our economy." Further, Keystone XL doesn't fit in with...

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EMA Weekly Forecast: 2015 EMA Awards Wrap-Up

2015 EMA Awards Wrap-Up: Thank You to Everyone who Helped make our 25th EMA Awards an Inspiring and Emotional Evening!   Wow. What a wonderful, inspiring and emotional night for EMA! Our 25th Anniversary Awards show, presented by Toyota and Lexus, was one of our best yet. From the Green Carpet to our AMAZING Host Lance Bass, the entire night was one memorable moment after another. Most importantly, we were able to harness the power of media to spread positive, often urgent, environmental messaging. This is what...

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EMA Weekly Forecast: Road to the Awards

Road to the Awards: EMA Celebrates its 25th Anniversary Hosting Annual Awards Show and Gala | Saturday, October 24th It's that time of year again! As we get ready to roll out the green carpet for this year's Awards show and gala, it's hard not to look back on all the great memories of years past. Since 1991, the EMA Awards has been the only program solely devoted to celebrating the entertainment industry’s environmental efforts. A pioneer in linking the power of celebrity to environmental awareness,...