By Jack Barnes
The Environmental Media Association (EMA) kicked-off their 2nd Annual IMPACT Summit at The Montage Beverly Hills. Co-hosted by Jaden Smith and EMA President & CEO Debbie Levin, IMPACT focuses on environmental innovations, corporate responsibility, green jobs, and activism as a loudspeaker for solutions.
Panel: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Environmental Media Association
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Van Jones gave a rousing speech on the climate crisis that moved him to tears, earning him a standing ovation. On the heels of the royal wedding and Rev. Michael Curry’s moving sermon about love, Jones applied the same points to politics in an emotional keynote.
ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA ASSOCIATION
The Environmental Media Association (EMA), a nonprofit 501©3, 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. EMA is a movement powered by celebrity role-modeling, campaign work, social media messaging, year-round programs, and three large-scale Annual events: The EMA Awards, EMA Honors Benefit, and EMA IMPACT Summit.
IMPACT Day 1 panelists and speakers include: Jaden Smith (Co-Host), Debbie Levin (Co-Host, EMA President & CEO), Alexia Kelly, Alicia Seiger, Barney Swan, Caroline Hadfield, Carter Reum, Courtney Reum, David Margulies, Dr. Dennis G. Whyte, Drew FitzGerald, Frances Fisher, Garrett Melby, Holly Gordon, Ian Monroe, Jana Hartline, Jill Kickul, John Paul DeJoria, Katie MacDonald, Kelly Viahakis-Hanks, Kevin Buckler, Lance Bass, Mara Gourdine, Matthew M. Nordan, Melissa Carbone, Michael Masserman, Mike Sullivan, Sarah W. Kearney, Tom Sebastian, Van Jones, Vien Truong, Wendie Malick
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