WINNERS ANNOUNCED / TO BE RECOGNIZED AT GALA EVENT
TORONTO, April 7 /CNW/ -
What: The Los Angeles based Environmental Media Association (EMA) and Green
Living Enterprises, producers of The Green Living Show have selected
the first inductees into the inaugural Canadian Environmental Media Awards honouring film and TV productions that raise awareness of environmental
On hand to present the awards will be notable TV and film
representatives, including: Special Guest Presenter and EMA Young
Hollywood Board Member, the film / TV star Rachelle Lefevre ("Barney's Version," "Casino Jack," "Twilight"). Canadian singer and
songwriter Sarah Harmer will conclude the Awards show with a concert celebrating Parks Canada's
The following will be presented on Saturday, April 16th at 6 PM at the Direct Energy Centre:
International Award of Excellence:
Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie - a film based on Suzuki's "last lecture" that interweaves scenes from
Suzuki's life and times - the major social, scientific, cultural and
political events of the past 70 years. In this biography of ideas,
Suzuki articulates an urgent core message: We have exhausted the limits
of the biosphere and it is imperative that we rethink our relationship
with the natural world. Director: Sturla Gunnarsson; Producers: Laszlo
Barna, Steven Silver, Tracey Friesen and Janice Tufford.
The Canadian Environmental Media Awards' jury has unanimously awarded
Dr. David Suzuki and the film, Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie, the 2011 Winner of the International Award of Excellence.
Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands - an unparalleled view of the world's largest industrial, capital and
energy project. Director: Peter Mettler; Producers: Spencer Tripp,
Sandy Hunter and Laura Severinac.
Land of Destiny - an intimate portrait of a working-class city in paralysis and a
devastating investigation into when, and for what, people fight; and a
portrait of work, landscape and community in an era of globalization.
Director: Brett Story; Producer: Frederic Bohbot.
Documentary Honourable Mention
Water on the Table - a character-driven, social-issue documentary that explores Canada's
relationship to its fresh water supply, arguably its' most precious
natural resource. The documentary asks 'is water a commercial good or a
human right?' Director: Liz Marshall; Producers: Liz Marshall, Shelley
Saywell, and Deborah Parks.
Television Series Award
Down2Earth - a documentary series that goes on a global search for indigenous
solutions to man-made environmental problems. The series shares
environmental success stories that inspire viewers to take more
responsibility for preserving and restoring the earth for future
generations. Director: Barbara Hager; Producer: Barbara Hager.
Dragon's Den (a single TV episode) - The "Green-vention" Show devoted one hour to
eco-friendly businesses that saw one of the participants awarded a
$100,000 prize and the title of Canada's top "eco-preneur." Director:
Michele Berlyne; Producers: Tracie Tighe and Lisa Gabriele.
The Awards will be handed out: Saturday, April 16, 2011, 6 - 7 PM @ the
Green Living Show, Main Stage, Direct Energy Centre, Toronto
EVENT OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES AT THE GREEN LIVING SHOW
About Green Living Enterprises / Green Living Show
Green Living Enterprises is a pioneer and leader in developing social
and environmental marketing programs that keep consumers and clients at
the forefront of the green agenda. Green Living Enterprises is a
full-service, one-stop solution for green marketing, product and
program development, custom publishing, and event management. Green
Living Enterprises, an authentically green company, also includes Greenlivingonline.com and The Green Living Show, Canada's largest green consumer show,
dedicated to easy and workable solutions for leading a sustainable
lifestyle. For more information, visit greenlivingshow.ca
The Los Angeles-based Environmental Media Association created the Awards
in 1991, recognizing the power of celebrity in raising environmental
awareness. Writers, producers, directors, actors and others in the
entertainment industry are recognized for actively expressing their
concern for the environment through their work and affecting changes.
Past honorees include Colin Firth who accepted the Award at the Green
Living Show in 2010. Past honorees include: Sir Richard Branson, Blythe
Danner, Dave Matthews Band, Al Gore, Willie Nelson, National Geographic
Society, Edward Norton, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rob Reiner, Jeff Skoll,
Ted Turner and Colin Firth who accepted the Award at the Green Living
Show in 2010.
Note: Media requesting interviews with the winners, celebrities and
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