Stars showed their support for the environment as well as equal pay for women at the award ceremony celebrating Mother Nature.
The 25th annual Environmental Media Association Awards, held Saturday at the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, Calif., brought out environment-conscious celebs who said it’s time to stop talking about the changing weather and making changes in the way we live.
With discussions leading up to the 2016 presidential election in full-swing, Lance Bass, host of the evening, said all the Democratic candidates are saying what they should about the environment, but the other side of the aisle could do better.
“Republican candidates have their stance on the environment, which is really sad to see that some of them are still denying that climate change is really a thing,” Bass told Variety. “They know what’s happening. It’s just sad to know they’re so smart but they can’t share the message that this is something.”
Attendees repeatedly named Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton for their work in creating a more sustainable environment.
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Jennifer Lawrence was also given a nod for her recent essay on equal pay for women in Hollywood. Like environmental issues, many stars on the carpet said that it’s finally time to start having an honest conversation about the topic.
“UnReal’s” Constance Zimmer said, “I find it interesting that it’s taken so long to address it. I just feel like we’re living in a time where we’re being made aware of what’s happening and how it’s affecting the workplace. We all just want to get along and make sure we’re all being treated fairly. I’m glad it’s finally being discussed.”
Women who have seen many decades in the industry said it’s up to younger generations to continue speaking out.
“Well I think it’s great. That’s not my primary march,” Blythe Danner said. “I leave that up to Gwyneth, Jennifer and all the gals who have every reason to be out there for it.”
Danner’s daughter Gwyneth Paltrow and “Sex and the City’s” Kristin Davis received two green thumbs up during the ceremony, taking home the night’s top prizes.
Davis earned the EMA Wildlife Conservation Award for her work with elephants in Kenya, an animal that’s on the verge of becoming extinct. Paltrow was presented the EMA Green Parent Award by her mom and “radical environmentalist” mother Danner.
“I really realize what [Danner] meant by having responsibility to the next generation and we’re at a critical point. All of us should know that,” Paltrow said. “The decisions that are being made imminently are literally going to determine our fate, and it’s up us to do what we can to do.”
Also in attendance were Jessica Biel, Ed Begley, Darby Stanchfield and Karrueche Tran.
After the ceremony, attendees partied in the Warner Bros. lot eating an assortment of vegan and vegetarian dishes and left with gift bags filled with sustainable items.