- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 28, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - Justin Timberlake has been lauded for his work in music, TV and film. Now he’s about to get an accolade for trying to better the environment.

The Environmental Media Association says Timberlake will receive its Futures Award, which represents future environmental leaders in entertainment.

The group cited Timberlake’s attempts to reduce his carbon footprint during his tours, his advocacy for environmental issues and his eco-friendly golf course outside of Memphis, Tenn.

EMA President Debbie Levin called Timberlake “a great example of how you can lend your voice for positive change.”


Others who have received the award include Edward Norton, Rosario Dawson and Maroon 5.

The Environmental Media Awards will be held Oct. 15 in Burbank, Calif.

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