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Matt Damon and Hayden Panettiere honoured at environmental awards

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Oct 20, 2013 | 7:33am EDT

Actors Matt Damon and Hayden Panettiere have been honoured for their continued efforts to save the planet at the 2013 Environmental Media Awards. The Bourne Identity star was named Ongoing Commitment Honoree for his work with Water.org, a charity he co-founded to provide clean water to those in developing countries, while Panettiere walked away with the Futures Award in recognition of her efforts with The Whaleman Foundation, an oceanic research and conservation group, which aims to protect the world's oceans and their inhabitants. Accepting her award, the newly-engaged actress poked fun at Miley Cyrus' favourite dance move, joking, "Twerking is not going to solve global warming." The makers of documentary Gasland 2 and film Promise Land also received prizes for raising awareness about the environment at the California ceremony, which took place on Saturday (19Oct13) and celebrates leading green stars in the entertainment sector.

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