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The Amazing Environmental Media Awards


Written by Plant With Purpose on October 20, 2011 in General

By Kate Nare

Lights, camera, action! Last Saturday night we prepared for our close up at the Environmental Media Awards (EMA) at the Warner Bro’s Studios in Burbank. Myself, along with three other Plant With Purpose staff members tried to avoid “star struck syndrome” as we mingled with celebs such as Nicole Richie, Amy Smart, Darryl Hannah, Michelle Kwon, Olivia Wilde, Madeleine Stowe, Perry Reeves, Ed Begley Jr., and Frances Fisher. (Justin Timberlake was the honoree, but we didn’t get to meet him, darn!)

This was an incredible opportunity to get the word out about Plant With Purpose’s vital work of restoring the environment and the lives of the rural poor. We were blessed to be a part of this event thanks to our amazing corporate partner, Kellogg Garden Products, who is considered EMA’s “go to” company for gardening information and is also their partner in educating children about gardening.

Kellogg graciously allowed us to showcase Plant With Purpose at a premiere booth. We were armed and ready to hand out Oaxaca pine needle baskets filled with Eden Valley potting soil, tomato seeds, and fertilizer packets to the 1,000 guests in attendance. Gardner and Bloome, a product of Kellogg, is donating $1.00 per bag sold to Plant With Purpose to plant a tree. (The soil will be available in most nurseries as of January 1, 2012. Click here to find out more.)

Thank you so much to Kellogg for your invaluable partnership, and for allowing us to be a part of this spectacular event!

Aly Lewis and Kate Nare with Michelle Kwon.

The Plant With Purpose / Kellogg table. Look at all those baskets! :)


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