LOS ANGELES, CA, October 2, 2014 – The Environmental Media Association (EMA) will honor Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) with the EMA Green Production Award at the 24th Annual Environmental Media Awards on Saturday, Oct. 18. The award will recognize FOX for its efforts to raise awareness of sustainability issues and funds for various environmental causes via the FOX Fall Eco-Casino Party.

FOX also has achieved remarkable results as a presenter of sustainable events. The FOX Fall Eco-Casino Party kicks off the Fall TV season, while simultaneously raising awareness and funds for environmental causes. Over the past decade, more than a quarter of a million dollars has been raised at these parties. Its wide range of efforts include increasing the use of LED and fluorescent lighting and limiting the use of conventional lighting instruments to reduce power; best efforts for all recycling of paper, cans, bottles and cardboard; composting all waste in food and beverage outlets; utilizing Fair Trade and sustainable food products wherever possible; renting all event furniture, décor, lighting fixtures, linens and napkins; and measuring the carbon footprint to offset all CO2 created by this event, making it carbon-neutral.

In addition, FOX continually works with its partners to encourage them to implement green initiatives. For example, Sweetwater Video Productions, FOX’s main supplier of audio/visual equipment, has changed its entire fleet of trucks to run off more eco-friendly B20 bio-diesel, and it powers its facility with solar power. These types of efforts affect industry-wide events.

“We are incredibly proud of our friends at Fox Broadcasting Company for the work they have done with the FOX Fall Eco-Casino Party,” said EMA President Debbie Levin. “When millions of fans around the U.S. are excited and focused on the new fall season and their new favorite shows, FOX captures this attention to showcase essential environmental messages with a beautiful and high-end sustainable event. It represents the best in what EMA strives to do each day and we’re excited to honor the network this year.”

The Environmental Media Association (EMA) is entering its 25th year as an organization, honoring 21st Century advocacy and using the vast and growing media platform to educate the public about these urgent issues.  Since its inception in 1991, the Environmental Media Awards has evolved into a prestigious event, honoring individuals and organizations, as well as films, television productions and their creative teams that increase public awareness of environmental issues.

The 2014 Environmental Media Awards are presented by Toyota and Lexus.

Go to www.ema-online.org and follow EMA on Twitter @green4ema for updates on the 2014 EMA Awards.

About The Environmental Media Association

The Environmental Media Association (EMA) is a Non-Profit 501(c)3 Organization founded in 1989 by Cindy and Alan Horn and Lyn and Norman Lear. EMA is dedicated to harnessing the power of celebrity and the media to promote sustainable lifestyles and believes, through positive role modeling, the entertainment community can inspire consumers to take action. The organization has grown into a diverse group of industry professionals from film, television and music dedicated to the mission of promoting environmental awareness through the entertainment business and the media.  EMA serves as a valuable link between the entertainment industry and the environmental community. Visit us at online at www.ema-online.org and www.facebook.com/EMAOnline.

About Toyota Motor Sales, Inc.

Toyota (NYSE:TM), the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, we’ve built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 40,000 people (more than 32,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.5 million cars and trucks (more than 2.2 million in the U.S.) in 2013 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.  

Toyota partners with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment. As part of this commitment, we share the company’s extensive know-how garnered from building great cars and trucks to help community organizations and other nonprofits expand their ability to do good. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com

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