Q&A with Debbie Levin, architect of green cars’ red carpet moment
Third-year film earns highest industry environmental award
Environmental causes have long benefited from the visibility of famous advocates.
For businesses looking to promote green products, a major turning point came during the Academy Awards at the beginning of the 21st century. As millions watched worldwide, celebrities dressed to the nines climbed out of — not limousines — but hybrid Toyota Priuses.
The architect of that made-for-TV moment was Environmental Media Association (EMA) CEO Debbie Levin, who joins us next week for a panel discussion that will explore strategies to get even more people buying and living sustainably. The event, titled “The Green Bundle,” is the official launch party for UCLA environmental economist Magali Delmas’ new book by the same name.
Although the event is now sold out, we caught up with Levin for a quick conversation about that pivotal moment in green advertising.
THR.com: Jane Fonda, Elizabeth Olsen Honored at Environmental Media Association Benefit Gala
When people think “going green,” it usually means recycling or biking to work. School of Filmmaking students decided to take it one step further with their third-year film, “Curls.” As the future of the film industry, these innovative students, including a crew of over 60 and an Eco-Management team, set their sights on obtaining the EMA Seal for their film.
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In EMA's first annual Benefit Gala, attendees discussed the long-term impact of a "dangerous" Trump administration and the need for increased awareness on environmental crises.
The Environmental Media Association (EMA) held its first annual Honors Benefit Gala on Saturday evening. Over the course of the night, Jane Fonda, Elizabeth Olsen, CEO of Oneida Nation Enterprises Ray Halbritter and President of LA Car Guy Mike Sullivan were all honored for their contributions, both locally and globally, to making the Earth a safer and cleaner place to live for generations to come.
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Elizabeth Olsen had all eyes on her during the Environmental Media Association's first annual benefit gala in LA Saturday.
The Ingrid Goes West ingenue, 29, made a sultry show in a chic black dress which dipped low to offer maximum amounts of cleavage.
Elizabeth, who is the younger sister of clothing designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, gave her stylish sisters a run for their money in her classic look.
Zimbio.com: 1st Annual Environmental Media Association Honors Benefit Gala - Arrivals
Elizabeth Olsen strikes a pose on the green carpet as she arrives at the 2018 Environmental Media Association’s Benefit Gala on Saturday night (June 9) in Los Angeles, Calif.
The 29-year-old Avengers star looked pretty in a black dress as she was joined at the event by Grey’s Anatomy actress Ellen Pompeo.
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Other stars at the event Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, JoAnna Garcia and husband Nick Swisher, and Nicky Whelan.
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1st Annual Environmental Media Association Honors Benefit Gala - Arrivals
Actress Elizabeth Olsen attends the 1st Annual Environmental Media Association Honors Benefit Gala at a private residence on June 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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Van Jones, host of CNN’s The Van Jones Show, urges voters who are deeply concerned about the future of America under Donald Trump to do more than just tweet – vote. “This is the most important election of your lifetime.”
America is like a car in reverse right now under President Donald Trump, Van Jones, 49, tells Hollywoodlife.com in an exclusive interview. But the CNN host of The Van Jones Show is adamant that simply praying that Bob Mueller‘s investigation into whether Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia, is simply not going to put America back on track and moving forward.
ETcanada.com: 2018 Environmental Media Awards
Best known as the cofounder of hair care company John Paul Mitchell Systems and high-end tequila Patrón Spirits Company, billionaire John Paul DeJoria is known the world over for his entrepreneurial endeavors, as well as his ardent stance on putting the needs of the planet first.
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Jaden Smith, Jenna Dewan and Bill Nye explain their connection to the 2018 Environmental Media Awards, celebrating eco-friendly products and green lifestyle choices.
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Jenna Dewan wore a beautiful black jumpsuit with a large cut-out on her chest, revealing her cleavage at the event. She paired the look with the Silver Mirror Leather ‘HARMONY’ Sandals by Giuseppe Zanotti. The Environmental Media Association Awards honor people and companies making a positive difference regarding our environment. Singer Leona Lewis also wore a gorgeous dress with cut outs — she wore a white Prabal Gurung gown with a diagonal neckline. So interesting and gorgeous.
USMagazine.com: Amy Smart: ‘I Dread Traveling’ With My Toddler
Jenna Dewan strikes a pose on the red carpet as she arrives at the 2018 Environmental Media Awards on Tuesday (May 22) at the Montage Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The 37-year-old World of Dance host looked pretty in a black jumpsuit with diamond detailing as she hung out fellow actresses Emmanuelle Chriqui and Jordana Brewster.
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Thanks, but no thanks! Amy Smart admitted to Us Weekly that she “dreads” traveling on planes with her 17-month-old daughter Flora, and the actress is definitely not alone. Most parents of toddlers — at some point during a flight — have a moment of “What was I thinking!?”
“She doesn’t want to sit at all,” Smart, 42, explained to Us at the Environmental Media Awards in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, May 22. The Varsity Blues star recalled an especially stressful trip with Flora and her husband, Carter Oosterhouse. “I was basically in the aisle the whole time walking her back and forth,” said Smart. “She was screaming and loud!”
Justjared.com: Jaden Smith & Girlfriend Odessa Adlon Cozy Up at Environmental Media Awards 2018!
The pair came together for a good cause, the EMA IMPACT Summit in Beverly Hills on May 21. The event was co-hosted by Smith, an EMA Executive Board Officer.
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Jaden Smith is supported by girlfriend Odessa Adlon at the 2018 Environmental Media Awards on Tuesday (May 22) at the Montage Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The 19-year-old actor/rapper kept things cool in a yellow sweatshirt and black baseball hat while 18-year-old model girlfriend looked pretty in a black dress for the event.
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Jenna Dewan’s 4-year-old daughter Everly doesn’t do styrofoam. “She’ll be like , ‘Mommy, you need to recycle that.’ Or ‘Be careful. ‘Respect nature!’” Dewan, 37, told Us Weekly and other reporters at the Environmental Media Associations Awards in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, May 22.
But the World of Dance host and her estranged husband, Channing Tatum, can’t take all the credit for their future composter. “She goes to all different camps where she’s learning about nature and she’s with the trees,” Dewan revealed. “She goes to a fairy camp!
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Francesca Eastwood is going to be a mom!
The 24-year-old daughter of actor and director Clint Eastwood and actress Frances Fisher announced the baby news at the 2018 Environmental Media Association Awards in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Francesca took the awards stage with her mother, 66, while presenting an award, during which she told the star-studded audience that she is pregnant. Attendees included Jenna Dewan, Lance Bass, Bill Nye, Jaden Smith and host Amber Valletta.
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Jaden Smith was thoughtful onstage Tuesday as he crafted his questions for a talk with Jay Lemery, who wrote the book “Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health,” for which Smith wrote the afterword.
Every year the Environmental Media Association brings together some of the most recognizable names across the media and entertainment industries. The nonprofit aims to wield the exposure of these people to benefit the environment and raise awareness for conservational causes. Its keynote events, the EMA Awards, EMA Honors Benefit, and EMA IMPACT Summit showcase the association’s efforts and the efforts those involved.