Breaking News Bar
updated: 8/26/2013 2:55 PM

Damon, Panettiere get Environmental Media Awards

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • The Environmental Media Association is honoring Hayden Panettiere for her dedication to ecological causes.

      The Environmental Media Association is honoring Hayden Panettiere for her dedication to ecological causes.
    Associated Press File Photo

  • The Environmental Media Association is honoring Matt Damon with the Ongoing Commitment Award at Environmental Media Awards this fall.

      The Environmental Media Association is honoring Matt Damon with the Ongoing Commitment Award at Environmental Media Awards this fall.
    Associated Press File Photo

 
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- The Environmental Media Association is honoring Matt Damon and Hayden Panettiere for their dedication to ecological causes.

The organization announced Monday that the two actors will be honored at its 23rd annual Environmental Media Awards this fall.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Damon will receive the Ongoing Commitment Award for his work with Water.org, the organization he co-founded that aims to bring safe water and sanitation to people around the world.

The 42-year-old actor says he hopes the award brings attention to Water.org's efforts "to bring clean water to communities around the world and inspire new friends and partners to join the fight."

Panettiere will accept the Futures Award, which recognizes younger entertainers for their potential to be environmental activists. The "Nashville" star is active with the Whaleman Foundation, an oceanic research and conservation group.

The 24-year-old actress said she's excited to talk about her work with the Whaleman Foundation and "using my voice to protect our oceans and their amazing inhabitants."

The prizes will be presented at a ceremony on Oct. 19 at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, Calif.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.