American pop star, actor and heartthrob Justin Timberlake is to be one of several honorees at this year’s Environmental Media Association Awards in Los Angeles on October 15. 

Since their inception in 1991, the Environmental Media Association Awards (EMA) have honored environmental efforts made throughout the entertainment industry with the aim of “linking the power of celebrity to environmental awareness.”

Each year, in addition to promoting the environmental efforts of a myriad of films, TV series and actors, the awards distribute special honors to people in the entertainment industry who, according to the EMA, “have gone above and beyond to help the environment both professionally and personally.”  

Previous recipients of this special award include such household names as Pierce Brosnan, Daryl Hannah, rock band Maroon5 and singers Alanis Morissette and Willie Nelson.

This year honorees include singer and actor Justin Timberlake – EMA Futures Award; PGA (Producers Guild of America) Green – Green Production Award; communications executive Marc Nathanson – Ongoing Commitment Award; and energy company Southern Californian Edison for the Corporate Responsibility Award.  

Internationally recognizable celebrity Justin Timberlake has in the past made notable donations to charities such as Wildlife Warriors founded by the late Steve Irwin. The EMA Futures Award honors him as a potential future leader of environmental causes.  

Other celebrities with green inclinations will be honored at the Green Awards in London — celebrities shortlisted for this year’s awards include supermodel Gisele Bündchen, Spanish musician and actor Miguel Bose and legendary ex-Beatle Paul McCartney. The winning celebrity as chosen by a panel of expert judges will be announced, alongside winners of other Green Award categories, on November 24.  

EMA Awards: http://www.ema-online.org

Green Awards: http://www.greenawards.com — AFP RELAXNEWS