ELLE International recently interviewed EMA Young Hollywood Board Member, Emmanuelle Chriqui on her involvement with EMA for World Environment Day.
I have been working with EMA for almost four years. Protecting the environment has always been a passion of mine, and I had lunch with Debbie Levin, EMA’s president, and I was excited by her passion for the cause, and it seemed like a natural fit for me.
What is it’s goal and mission?
The Environmental Media Association harnesses the power of the media to educate and inspire people about environmental issues. It was founded to showcase environmental messaging in television and movies, but we also focus on social media, online content and all the other avenues people get their information.
What is the environmental cause closest to your heart and how do you contribute to it?
I’ve been really inspired by EMA’s school garden program and helping to support gardens in urban areas. Gardens have such an impact on students, whether they are six or sixteen. It teaches them about science and math, inspires them to make healthier eating choices and even improves their grades. I am a mentor at one of the gardens in Los Angeles, and the kids are just incredible. Continue reading