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 issues.

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 Centennial.

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.

Documentary Awards

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.

Honourable Mention

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


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 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

About EMA:

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.

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