Category: Environmental Media Association

A Recap of the 2015 EMA Awards

October 30, 2015 lacarguy Environmental Media Association Tags: , , , , , , ,

The EMA awards (sponsored by Toyota and Lexus) were a fun-filled spectacle that really gave Gwyneth Paltrow and a handful of other environmental champions a chance to shine for all their efforts to improve the environment. Paltrow received the 2015 Green Parent Award thanks to all her efforts to make corporations label all their GMO products as such. This is a major environmental issue and Gwyneth spent 2015 working toward getting the issue resolved. Lance Bass was the night’s host and he kept the tone light and fun, but also made sure that everyone understood just how important the environmental issues represented really are.

2015 EMA Awards

Environmental Cars

Both the Toyota Prius and the Toyota Mirai were recognized at the event. The Prius was a major spectacle at  the EMA awards because the vehicle’s been on the market for the last 15 years. The Mirai – Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell car – was on display for everyone to get acquainted with fuel cell technology a bit more and to see the stylish vehicle in person.


Rescuing a Baby Elephant

Kristin Davis of Sex and the City was honored at the big event for her work with the EMA to bring back an orphaned baby elephant in Kenya. She helped rescue the creature that was a victim of poaching and she helped raise even more awareness for the ongoing issue in Kenya and other parts of the world with poaching.

Saving Elephant

Missions in Music

Don Henley received the Missions in Music Award during the event for his continued work to help preserve historic locations and the Walden Woods, home to Henry David Thoreau’s many writings and to the conservation movement overall.

Don Henley

Overall there was an excellent turnout to the event. Big names like Jessica Biel, Blythe Danner, Don Henley, and Gwyneth Paltrow were all in attendance to show their support for the environment.

Mike Sullivan of LAcarGUY was present to explain the Mirai and Toyota’s leading environmental technology and it was a good night for the environment overall.

The 25th Environmental Media Awards

September 18, 2014 lacarguy Environmental Media Association, Green Articles 0 Comments

Toyota and Lexus are putting on the 2014 EMA Awards and by obtaining seats now you can make sure you’re there for the big night. Held in Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank California, this event takes time to honor stars and other media professionals putting together videos that make a difference to the environment.

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The Event

October 18th is the date and the event is set to begin at 5PM in the Steven J. Ross theater. It starts with a reception, moves into a silent auction. After the auction the award ceremony begins at 6:30PM. When the awards are finished the night moves on to the luxurious gala dinner, put on by some of the area’s most talented chefs.

Throughout the night there will be live entertainment and plenty of chance for enjoyment while connecting with environmental proponents. The event’s a cocktail affair so make sure to dress up and get ready for some fun.


Each year the Environmental Media Awards honors a select group of people and 2014 will be no different. It’s set to honor James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Daniel Abasi , Joel Bach.

Members of the Pristine Seats Project, the Executive Producers of “Years of Living Dangerously” and the Fox Fall Eco-Casino Party are all being honored as well.

How to RSVP

If you’d like to be part of the 25th Environmental Media Awards RSVP here. Seats cost $500 a piece, but there are sponsor packages as well if you would like to give back more.  Hurry and get your tickets now before the event fills up completely, and know that your money goes to a good cause.


How LAcarGUY is Involved?

Not only is Mike Sullivan a chairmember of the board at the Environmental Media Association and LAcarGUY a sponsor of the EMA’s, but the two organizations have come together to create a sustainable edible garden at Helen Bernstein High School. This lush garden setup is designed to provide fresh food and encourage children to learn more about gardening, sustainable living and healthy eating all at the same time.


Toyota of Hollywood Celebrates Completion of School Garden Project

June 28, 2013 lacarguy Community Involvement, Environmental Media Association, LAcarGUY News & Events, Toyota of Hollywood Tags: , , , , , , , 0 Comments

If you’ve been following our posts about the School Garden Project at Helen Bernstein High School, we are glad to be able show you the wonderful final outcome. Initially, the school was was built on concrete grounds. With the addition of the school garden, it has been transformed into a lush greenspace where students, teachers and parents can learn not only how to grow their own vegetables but also be encouraged to eat healthy.


Watch the following video as members Toyota of Hollywood, LAcarGUY and Environmental Media Associations Young Hollywood celebrated the completion of the school garden project. Celebrities, Lance Bass, Amy Smart, Dawn Olivieri, and Alison Sudol were on hand to celebrate with the students and faculty of Helen Bernstein High School:


LAcarGUY Sponsoring The 22nd Annual EMA Awards

September 13, 2012 lacarguy Environmental Media Association, LAcarGUY News & Events Tags: , , , , , , 0 Comments

Since 1991, the Environmental Media Association Awards has been the only program solely devoted to celebrating the entertainment industry’s environmental efforts. A pioneer in linking the power of celebrity to environmental awareness, it was EMA who invented the ‘green carpet,’ launching the concept of taking a hybrid or alternative fuel vehicle – not a limo – to our annual Awards show.As an organization that is deeply involved in environmental issues LAcarGUY is proud to once again sponsor this great event which highlights the great works that members of television, music, production, and business do to change and influence the message about the environment.

LAcarGUY has for the last several years provided Hybrid cars for people to arrive on the “Green Carpet” and will do so once again this year.  As LAcarGUY is the largest Hybrid dealer in the United States

The 22nd Annual EMA Awards will take place Saturday September 29th and you will be able to watch the event live on the EMA’s website, or their Facebook page,

LAcarGUY is continuing to work with the EMA on our School Garden project at the Helen Bernstein High School, have a look at the latest video.


Toyota Hollywood School Gardens Project Begins Plantings

January 16, 2012 lacarguy Environmental Media Association, School Garden Project Tags: , , , 0 Comments
The Toyota of Hollywood School Gardens project continued to move forward last month as students from Helen Bernstein High School along with members of the LAcarGUY family and LA Conservation Corps planted the first seedlings of the garden.  The students helped plant a variety of vegetables including cucumbers, jalapenos and bell peppers.

The Garden beds will be completely full next month when the students team up with a member of Environmental Media Association’s (EMA) Young Hollywood Board for a full day of planting.  LAcarGUY and Toyota of Hollywood are extremely proud to partner with EMA on this great cause!

Go to for more updates on the School Gardens Program and stay tuned for more garden news!”

Toyota of Hollywood partners with EMA on School Garden Project

December 2, 2011 lacarguy Environmental Media Association, Green Charity, Green Team, LAcarGUY Sustainability, School Garden Project, Scion of Hollywood, Toyota of Hollywood Tags: , , , , , 0 Comments

Toyota of Hollywood (an LAcarGUY dealership) is proud to announce our sponsorship of Environmental Media Association’s (EMA) School Garden Program at Helen Bernstein High School. This program is an innovative initiative between the EMA and the LAUSD to support gardens and greenery in urban schools across Los Angeles.

Community and environmental causes have always been a priority for LAcarGUY dealerships so we were excited to provide a hands-on educational opportunity through the Helen Bernstein school garden. This “living classroom” will enrich the learning experience for all students at Helen Bernstein and will help develop healthier food choices and eating patterns that can last a lifetime.

EMA launched an ongoing partnership with LAUSD to support gardens and greenery in urban schools across Los Angeles. The school garden will be a great opportunity for the children take their learning beyond the four walls, in a more dynamic environment. Math, science, nutrition, health, and fitness can all be taught through the use of these gardens. In addition to the garden itself, EMA will also provide a celebrity mentoring program for students with a member of their Young Hollywood Board that includes Amy Smart, Nicole Richie, Maroon 5 and Rosario Dawson!

We will continue to bring you updates and pictures of our newly adopted garden. If you’re involved in growing your own fruits and vegetables in your backyard, tell us your story and send in pictures. We would love to see them! We’ll continue to bring you updates and pictures of our newly adopted garden. If you’re involved in growing your own fruits and vegetables in your backyard, tell us your story and send in pictures. We would love to see them!