Google+

Awards Season is Almost Upon Us.

 

Awards Season is Almost Upon Us.

But Let’s Remember the ‘Green’ Carpet is the One That Really Shines!

 

What does Dr. Seuss, “Don Cheadle is Captain Planet” and the television drama, Dallas, allhave in common? I know, a real stumper, imgresright? Well…if you are an award’s enthusiast, you would know that each one of these entities actually took home a 2012 EMA Award back in September. And now that the awards season is nearly upon us – with the Grammy’s, Oscars, Golden Globes and People’s Choice heading to our television screens very soon – it is nice to take a look back at the most ‘caring’ awards given out every Fall to the environmental friends who truly work to make sure that the they are building a better world for the next generation.

 

Now, when you think about the big three coming up in the movie industry, its most likely that the dramatic beauty of ‘Lincoln’ will win it all. But as 2013 begins, more and more production companies will be looking at how they can help the environment – from ecologically sound films and equipment to screenplays and books (like the amazing “Lorax” written long ago by Dr. Seuss) – they will focus on the important issues of what we need to do as a planet to save our surroundings.

 

And think about endorsements. When it comes to the world of endorsements, it is the power of celebrities that brings about awareness – and that is the case when it comes to ‘green‘ awareness, as well. The awards called the EMA’s soundly believe that through the areas of television, film and music, celebrities can make ‘changes’ and bring people into the mindset of ‘green thinking.’

 

But the EMA (www.ema-online.org/), the Environmental Media Association, also works in other areas in order to promote ‘sustainable lifestyle choices’ and to utilize influential people to speak about the power of a “green globe.”

 

When it comes to their awards, however, the annual EMA’s are the only accolades given that celebrate and support the creative work of media and their environmental efforts. They honor film and television personalities and celebrities, as well as musicians and musical celebrities and tours, that take the time to truly educate and inspire others about environmental concerns, and how to cure the ills this world is experiencing. They also recognize organizations, corporations and production companies that work to convey environmental messages in all areas of entertainment.

 

Beginning in 1991, the EMA Awards opened the door to celebrating environmental efforts and has, thus far, remained the only program that is uniquely devoted to the entertainment industry’s use of their power to open the world’s eyes to a better life for everyone.

 

One of the most creative issues when it comes to the EMA is the fact that they – and only they – provide the ‘green carpet’ instead of the ‘red’ when it comes to celebrities walking down the aisle and into their building for the awards ceremony. (My personal view is that the green works far better with all those lovely gowns than the red does). Celebrities also arrive in hybrid/alternative fuel vehicles and leave the gas-guzzling limos behind.

 

As each and every one of us know, Hollywood holds an extreme amount of power over the rest of us. From magazines to pop culture to celebrity news to the best and brightest in the areas of writing, producing, acting, singing and directing – Hollywood can inspire millions with a simple song, phrase or movie that will never be forgotten. And seeing as that they wield this huge influence over the public, the EMA wants to make sure – and HAS made sure since 1991 – that this industry is rewarded for their monumental efforts in the area of ‘going green.’

 

Let’s face it. Al Gore’s documentary – An Inconvenient Truth – will never be forgotten. In fact, six years later this is one subject that is still being spoken about across the globe. Yet another way that media brought about a ‘turn’ for the positive and opened everyone’s eyes to the serious issues that we face as a planet.

 

With natural disasters, such as the recent Hurricane Sandy that left behind years of clean-up in its powerful wake, the entertainment industry is even more concerned and far more vocal about how to help our communities recover and how to keep hope alive!

 

The environment and environmental policy is getting a huge ‘facelift’ as Hollywood works to make sure that our world becomes better and better each and every day! So as you sit down to watch those Academy Awards and see the flashes of a thousand cameras as the stars walk up and down the red carpet, just remember there is a green carpet waiting for them that they all want to stand on very, very soon!

 

Support the EMA!

 

www.thegreenregister.com

Entertainment

Top Ten DVD List for April 11, 2017

  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for April 11, 2017         Lion https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01LTI1KH8/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Wall Writers https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06WLMVGJM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 All of Me https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01MV17N2C/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Ruins of … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

The President’s Kitchen Cabinet

  The President's Kitchen Cabinet The Story of the African-Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas by Adrian Miller University of North Carolina Press Hardcover, $30.00 292 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-4696-3253-7 Book Review by Kam Williams “[This opus] vividly tells the stories of the African-Americans who worked in the presidential food service as chefs, personal cooks, butlers, stewards … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

The Day After the Day Of

  The Day After the Day Of by Paul Ilechko   The sky sheds its tears. This morning is the morning of the day after. The day of mourning, the day after the day of.  I beseech the sky to shed tears in order to wash away the tears on my face.   This is the first day of the time after. This is the beginning of a new time, the days of pain, the days of sorrow. We are in mourning. The sky looks down and sheds its tears for … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder

  History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder by Amy Lignor   For the longest time, scientists and archaeologists have been confused and bemused by various discoveries they’ve unearthed that offer little or no explanation as to the who, what, and why of the people who created these things or left them behind. Even now, in 2017, there are discoveries being studied; stories that were once legends now have actual bits of proof being found that … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

Jacob’s Banter!

  Jacob Latimore The “Sleight” Interview with Kam Williams Jacob's Banter! Jacob Latimore has been hailed by Variety, Indiewire and The Wrap as a young breakout star. Having emerged as one of the most promising talents of his generation, his upcoming films are from Academy Award-winning directors and writers where he stars alongside actors of that same caliber. Jacob was most recently seen among the ensemble of celebrated thespians in … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

Cape Cod Deep Sea, Sport Fishing & Pleasure Cruises: The Dancing Squid Offers it All!

  Cape Cod Deep Sea, Sport Fishing & Pleasure Cruises: The Dancing Squid Offers it All!   When any species of ‘fish’ is mentioned in the same sentence as the beautiful location of Cape Cod, everyone seems to drool. Half of that group are those who want to set out upon the water and catch something ‘this big’ to either mount on the wall or take a picture of that they can carry in their wallet to let all their friends know that … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

It’s Time to Play Ball!

  It’s Time to Play Ball! by Amy Lignor   As far back as you can remember, Major League Baseball’s Opening Day comes with pomp, pageantry, good food, excitement, and a whole lot of fun for the family. Cincinnati, home to the very first professional baseball team, will once again hold the annual Findlay Market Parade, making it official to the whole world that baseball has returned. In Cincinnati it is a holiday for one and all, … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Made in the U.S.A. Should be the #1 Path for Businesses

  Made in the U.S.A. Should be the #1 Path for Businesses by Amy Lignor   The popular show called “Shark Tank” offers investors that back up small businesses – businesses that then turn around and make millions and are able to hire more and more American workers each year, still mentions something that breaks the heart in almost every episode. The fact that overseas manufacturers could save the entrepreneur who’s speaking a great … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

Where to Vacation? Go Big or Stay Home!

  Where to Vacation? Go Big or Stay Home! by Amy Lignor   We speak about luxury vacations, budget vacations, vacations that are fun for the kids, and many more areas of travel at this time of year. But there is also a category that many do not touch upon because they “assume” it is far too difficult for those on a budget to be able to enjoy these jaw-dropping wonders. However, whether you are a backpacker looking to “become a … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden

  Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden by Amy Lignor   Many are still dealing with that wintery mix Mother Nature just loves to toss down from the sky this time of year. Yet, that gardener living inside the soul – the one just dreaming of the sunny skies and lazy rainy days that are must-haves in order to grow the best vegetables possible – is already jotting down the facts, tricks and tips they need to know in order to make that … [Read More its Good for You...]