Think about your favorite movies … Now think about what it took to produce it: energy for lighting, water and food for the crew, paper for the scripts, wood and other materials for the sets, cars and vans to transport people, maybe cars and buildings that get blown up…. All of that produces a lot of waste and uses a lot of energy and water, and puts CO2 into the air.
Listen to host Joan Michelson’s fascinating conversation with Emellie O’Brien, Founder and President of Earth Angel, an award-winning company focused on reducing the carbon footprint of movies and television shows. (I wonder what the carbon footprint is of the Oscars!)
You’ll hear about:
- How much energy, CO2, wood and water productions use and waste they produce
- How to reduce it dramatically – including how she saved over half a million water bottles from going into the waste stream!
- Juggling the needs of creative projects with environmental priorities.
- Tips for your productions, whether a community video or a studio production
- Which shows focus on sustainability
- What you can do – including Earth Hour on March 25th
You’ll also want to listen to these podcasts:
- Ashley Bell, on her documentary about rescuing elephants from abuse in the tourism trade.
- Paul O’Byrne, on making historic theatres sustainable (with Cate Blanchette)
- Dayna Reggero, Eco-filmmaker who created the Climate Listening Project.
- Flo Stone, Founder of the DC Environmental Film Festival.
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