Samata attends Environmental Media Awards
The 2016 Environmental Media Awards took place on October 22 at Warner Brothers Studios in Los Angeles. Producers, directors, actors, writers, musicians and celebrities nominated for an EMA Award share a passion for the environment and a socially conscious ethos. The awards recognize the huge influence entertainment wields over the public and how that can be used to spread environmental awareness in ways both subtle and strong.
Founded in 1989, The Environmental Media Association (EMA) is a nonprofit organization that uses well-known activists in the entertainment industry to educate people about environmental issues and inspire others to protect our planet. Two major honorees of the evening included Jaden Smith, who attended with his family (Will, Jada, and Willow), and Shailene Woodley, the “Divergent” star who was arrested less than a week before the event for boldly protesting the North Dakota pipeline project, a project many agree infringes on Native American rights and presents an environmental disaster waiting to happen.