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Matt Damon to be honoured for his ecology work

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Matt Damon and Hayden Panettiere are set to be honoured for their dedication to ecological issues at the upcoming Environmental Media Awards

The 42-year-old Elysium star is to be recognised with the Ongoing Commitment Award for his work with Water.org, an organisation he co-founded that aims to bring safe water and sanitation to Third World countries.

24-year-old Panettiere has been named the recipient of the 2013 Futures Award, which is given to young stars who have the potential to become environmental activists. The Nashville actress is currently working with the conservation group The Whaleman Foundation.

The awards will be held in California this October.

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