We are a mere week and change away from the 24th edition of the Environmental Media Awards (EMA) and everybody is preparing for one of the biggest nights for the eco-friendly world. Of course, that’s also the case for Tree Living, since we’re getting ready for our full coverage of all things related to the EMA Awards to be held on October 18th.
This won’t be just another edition for the event that rewards the efforts of the filmmaking and television industries to raise awareness on environmental issues. That’s because next week’s gala will mark the beginning of the Environmental Media Association’s 25th anniversary celebrations. Surely, there’s no better way to start a year worth of festivities than by commending those within the audiovisual field that help in spreading a green conscious message around the globe.
Thus, the EMA will be rewarding eco-friendly cinema and TV across 6 different categories:
Clear History (HBO)
Disneynature Bears (Walt Disney Pictures)
Rio 2 (20th Century Fox)
Cesar’s Last Fast (Pivot)
GMO OMG (Compeller Pictures)
Toxic Hot Seat (HBO Documentary Films)
Television Episodic Drama
Castle: “Time Will Tell” (ABC)
Parenthood: “All Aboard Who’s Coming Aboard” (NBC)
Revenge: “Allegiance” (ABC)
Television Episodic Comedy
House of Lies: “Wreckage” (Showtime)
Modern Family: “Under Pressure” (ABC)
New Girl: “Menus” (Fox)
Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey: “A World Set Free” (Fox/National Geographic Channel)
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: “Episode 103” (HBO)
Vice: “Greenland Is Melting” (HBO)
Cyberchase: “Trash Creep” (PBS)
Doc McStuffins: “Leilani’s Lu’au” (Disney Junior)
Paw Patrol: “Pups Save the Bay” (Nick Jr.)
But those aren’t the only awards the Association will hand out that night. There are three special awards to honor some equally special productions. Thus, the EMA Outstanding Achievement for Environmental Content Award will be given to the executive producers of Showtime’s Years of Living Dangerously, a series focused on climate change that had the support of highly respected celebrities such as James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger (which are expected to attend).
Additionally, the EMA Board of Directors Heroes Award will go to Dr. Enric Sala and the Pristine Seas Project, the National Geographic project led by the famous ocean explorer that seeks to protect the oceans’ wildlife. Finally, the EMA Green Production Award will be given to Fox’s Fall Eco-Casino Party, one of the first major events in Hollywood to tackle the environmental issue by going green in all of the phases of its production.
Of course, being the special occasion that it is, the 2014 EMA Awards will be nothing short of amazing. That means that there will be numerous surprises, with the attendance of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars as one of the most anticipated ones.
Fortunately, you’ll be able to live it as if you were there in the Steven J. Ross Theater, thanks to Tree Living’s coverage, which will have full support of Tree Home Media. You’ll be able to follow the entire ceremony through our Facebook and Twitter livefeed, which will be brought to you courtesy of Treeium as a part of their #Change4Better campaign. In fact, they already have some surprises of their own, such as free energy audits during the event. So, don’t forget to tune in on October 18th and be part of one of the best nights of the eco-friendly community!