Actor/environmentalist Matt Damon and author/environmentalist Bill McKibben received top awards at the 2013 Environmental Media Awards on Saturday. Actresses Hayden Panettiere and Anna Getty also were honored as were several TV programs.
Environmentalist and media mogul Ted Turner and social media and entertainment entrepreneur Jeff Skoll will be honored at the 20th Annual Environmental Media Awards this Saturday in Los Angeles.
Natalie Portman will present Skoll with the EMA Corporate Responsibility Award. Jane Fonda will present Turner with the EMA Lifetime Achievement Award.
Skoll, the founder and chairman of Participant Media, the Skoll Foundation, and the Skoll Global Threats Fund, has supported social entrepreneurship and investment in sustainability in many ways. The Skoll Foundation has funded the Amazon Conversation Team, the American Council on Renewable Energy, Ceres, Forest Trends and the Global Footprint Network. Skoll’s Participant Media has created and financially supported entertainment that inspires social change, such as the films An Inconvenient