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Green Celebs at the Environmental Media Association Awards

Saturday, October 16th marked the 20th Annual Environmental Media Association Awards.   The annual EMA Awards honor film and TV personalities, musicians, and other media figures with environmental messages exhibited in creative ways.  It's been dubbed as "the green Oscars."  Some highlights include…

Jason Ritter and Olivia Munn co-hosted the event. Munn was decked out in a “rainforest couture” outfit. Ritter practices eco-friendly living in his daily life and drives a hybrid.

Eva Mendes presented James Cameron feature film EMA Award for Avatar. He discussed critical environmental issues and said that he has been to the Amazon twice to meet with indigenous communities to push back against the hydroelectric dam they’re building. The dam will displace 25,000 people and harm the rain forest.


 • Jane Fonda presented her ex-husband, Ted Turner, the Lifetime Achievement Award. Ted Turner founded the EMA and has been a friend to the environment for a very long time. He’s a real-life Captain Planet!

Wendy Malick and Jane Leeves presented "30 Rock" with an award for their episode “Sun Tea” featuring Al Gore. Katrina Bowden accepted on behalf of the show.

Wilmer Valderrama’s kid show “Handy Manny” won an award for the episode "The Earth Day Challenge" presented by Rosario Dawson.

Ed Begley Jr. and his wife, Rachelle, won their second reality TV EMA Award for Living With Ed on the Planet Green network.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Erika Christensen presented the live action children’s program EMA Award to Lights, Camera, Take Action!: Backstage With Disney’s Friends For Change.

Additionally, Toyota and Lexus (two sponsors) displayed plug-in models of cars. (Toyota Prius and Lexus CT200h)

Check out who else was nominated and the winners.