Billie Eilish and her Mum will receive the award following their climate project 'Overheated' in partnership with Baird's plant-based charity Support + Feed
Billie Eilish and Maggie Baird are both in line for a prestige environmental award recognising their efforts to fight climate change.
The acclaimed pop star and her mum will receive the EMA Missions in Music Award at the Environmental Media Association in October.
The pair scooped the gong following their project ‘Overheated‘ – a six-day event that brought together climate activists, musicians and designers at venues across The O2 to “discuss the climate crisis and the work they are doing to make a difference”.
It was organised in partnership with Support + Feed – a plant-based charity spearheaded by Baird to tackle food insecurity in the US while tackling climate change.
‘A dream come true’
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Baird said she was “thrilled” to be accepting the award alongside her daughter.
“I’m so proud that Billie uses her voice to inspire a younger audience and advocate for change,” she added.
“It’s a dream come true that Billie and I share the same passion in tackling the climate crisis.
“We are stronger together and I know that she’ll continue to make a tremendous impact on this earth for the next generation.”
Debbie Levin, CEO of EMA, described the event as a “special and unique” evening that celebrates the accomplishments of environmentalists.
She said: “It’s an opportunity to showcase sustainable brands and leaders and celebrate green milestones in the media.
“We believe so strongly that this next generation has the strength, creativity, and determination to create and implement the solutions we have all worked for all these decades”.
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