August 21st

Here's who we hope wins the environmental media awards.

Join us for a panel with the film's protagonist, the lawyer who sued DuPont and won!


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Our panel of speakers


Rob Bilott

Attorney and Author of Exposure, Played by Mark Ruffalo in Dark Waters

Shayne Fiske Goldner

SVP, Production Management For Participant Media


Laura Turner Seydel

EMA Board Member, Environmental Working Group Board Member


Michael Green

CEO, Center for Environmental Health


Troy Swope

CEO and Co-Founder, Footprint


Host: Lina Constantinovici

Founder, Innovation 4.4

EMA nominee for best Environmental Feature Film of 2020

Dark Waters

Dark Waters clips provided courtesy of Participant Media. © Focus Features LLC and Storyteller Distribution Co., LLC. All rights reserved.

“That’s chemicals I’m telling ya. They’re hiding something.”

Corporate lies

“Dupont is knowingly poisoning 70,00 local residents over the last 14 years.”

Corporate cover-ups

“What if whatever is killing the cows, is in the drinking water.”

Corporate intimidation

“They have all the money, all the firepower. And they will use it. I know. I was one of them.”

EMA nominee for best Environmental Documentary of 2020

The Story Of Plastic

Story Of Plastic clips provided courtesy of Story Of Plastic. ©  All rights reserved.

THE STORY OF PLASTIC takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. Spanning three continents, the film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe: fields full of garbage, veritable mountains of trash, rivers and seas clogged with waste, and skies choked with the poisonous emissions from plastic production and processing.

Want to learn more?

Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer's Twenty-Year Battle against DuPont

The story that inspired Dark Waters, the major motion picture from Focus Features starring Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway, directed by Todd Haynes.

I Quit. Will You?

Footprint Foundation and Innovation 44 have joined to launch a movement for each of us to quit our plastic addiction. It’s killing our planet and people. Unless we quit, there will be more plastic then fish in our oceans by 2050! We already consume a credit card worth of micro-plastic a week and it is affecting out health. Our health is affected by plastics, our oceans and other ecosystems are collapsing at an accelerated rate, and the impact is not evenly distributed – communities who have the least are paying the highest price. Eight million tons of plastic are dumped in the ocean each year, babies are born pre-polluted with plastic toxic compounds in their bodies, and people of color are 3 times more likely to die of pollution from nearby landfills and industrial plants. Plastic is not healthy for humans, ecosystems, or the economy! Recycling it takes adding more toxic chemicals to it to make it usable and re-polluting ourselves and everything around us – it’s not a solution we or the planet can live with.

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