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
ASPEN — For four solid days this past week, the historic Hotel Jerome was packed with academics, Forbes list members, Silicon Valley luminaries, government energy leaders and Hollywood activists attending the 7th annual AREDAY conference which brings business, thought leaders and financiers together to wrestle with how the United States can shift to a renewable energy economy.
This brainy jam session at 8,200 feet above sea level takes place far from Washington, and this year, it seemed farther than ever, kicking off just after Congress had split for the summer holiday, with Senate leader Harry Reid announcing that even his scaled down energy bill would not be taken up until after the holiday. This followed the July anti-climatic squelching of the real deal, the once-ambitious Kerry-Lieberman climate/energy bill. So no climate bill, not even a skinny energy bill, and none expected. See ya in September. No, wait, after the election.