MARCH 23 & 24, 2017

Two days of inspirational keynotes, panels and our EMA Future Innovator of The Year Challenge. 

Storytellers, Investors, Innovators, Activists and Visionary Executives come together for one main goal.

Helping create a path to a better tomorrow.


The biggest innovators in the environment. 

The organization that helped launch Toyota's Prius.

Where will you be when we make our next impact? 

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EMA's first ever competition will invite the best and brightest minds of tomorrow to solve our planet's biggest issues of today. Innovative students from the top Universities in the nation will compete for The New Pacific Future Innovator of The Year Grant. 

A fifty thousand dollar prize, sponsored by New Pacific that includes mentorship by our Senior Impact Advisory Board. 

Our eight finalists will compete day one, pitching their world changing concepts in a late afternoon judging round before the final four are announced. 

Day two, our four hopefuls will return to stage to illuminate the panel of esteemed judges and make the case for why their idea is worthy of the New Pacific Future Innovator of The Year Grant. 

Finalists unveiled February 2017.


VENue & accomodations

A LEED Gold Certified Hotel. 
The 2017 EMA Impact Summit will be hosted at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. To book a room,
please contact reservations at (888) 860-0788.



The Environmental Media Association (EMA) is a Non-Profit 501(c)3 Organization founded in 1989 to inspire solutions for the environment through our impact in media and pop culture. 

The organization has grown into a diverse subsection of entertainment industry tastemakers, entrepreneurs in finance and technology, and green icons dedicated to the mission of promoting environmental progress and innovations through celebrity role modeling, campaign work, year round programs and large scale annual events, The EMA Awards and EMA's Impact Summit. 

Every year EMA’s mission of advocacy and change through celebrity and media gets a global platform at the iconic Environmental Media Awards Gala.  The EMA Awards have been honoring film/tv and beyond for excellence in environmental messaging for 27 years, with our last Awards in 2016 nearing 2 billion media impressions.  The EMA Awards is truly the premier annual gala for the environmental and entertainment community. 

Our annual programs include:

  • Green My School:  Every year we bring celebrities back to their hometowns to build school gardens. (We also have a local sister program providing celebrity ambassadors and resources to build organic gardens in low income schools that can't provide this to their students on their own). 

  • Health Family Trusted Partners:  Trusted Partners is a third party certification program, creating guidelines for manufacturers in direct to consumer products (health, beauty, baby, food, etc.). Once a company meets requirements they are featured and promoted on our website and social. Our goal is to build a large network and provide a consumer directory for families to live a healthier, toxic free life. 

  • The EMA Speaker Series: Our Speaker Series creates engaging monthly events for our board members and general members to get educated on the latest environmental issues and innovations. Each event has a celebrity moderator and a diverse panel representing different sides of the topic at hand. Each event is filmed and recorded for our YouTube and podcast channels. 

  • EMA Green Seal: Our longest running program, the EMA Green Seal creates production guidelines to help reduce the carbon footprint on film and television shows. In 2016, we expanded the EMA Green Seal to create new standards for hospitality businesses. Each year Green Seal recipients are recognized on our website and at the EMA Awards. 

  • IMPACT: Our newest program, Impact is all about profiling and inspiring the change we can make on our planet by investing correctly, both personally and professionally. The Impact Program has two unique focuses, spotlighting the niche world of impact investment mutual funds and inspiring the next generation of socially and environmentally responsible businesses through our Impact Innovation Challenge. We showcase both of these focuses at the brand new, annual EMA Impact Summit. 

Overall, EMA serves as a valuable link between the world of media and the environmental community, working tirelessly to bring the planet's most pressing issues to the forefront of pop culture and make true change by inspiring the next generation of filmmakers and entrepreneurs. To find out more about our programs and events, visit us at and, Hashtag #Green4EMA, Instagram @green4ema and Twitter @green4ema.