We recognize that every film production is different and therefore, we adapt our specific services and target areas based on the needs of the individual production. Our primary function is to implement and oversee sustainable systems within the existing structure of a film/TV/commercial set. For a production to have a successful sustainability program, it needs targeted interpersonal, material and technical approaches.
Our waste tracking methods allow us to provide a customized approach for targeted waste reduction and diversion. We provide receptacles, liners and signage to ensure that the waste generated throughout the day is sorted into the proper streams. Our Eco Crew vets waste facilities, hauling, and collects the data to help productions achieve their zero waste goals.
Each new production that we consult on is an opportunity for us to educate hundreds of people on how their everyday consumer choices impact the environment and how best to lead a low-impact lifestyle. We offer a seminars for crew members on recycling, composting and waste disposal and recognize crew members who go above and beyond with their sustainability efforts.
We collaborate with our partners to ensure that the production sources as many of their materials as possible from environmentally conscious vendors across all departments. This includes compostable dishware, FSC certified lumber products and other building materials, non-toxic soaps and detergents, reusable water bottles, and more.
Every set that is constructed, meal that is served, or costume that is designed is an opportunity to redirect excess resources out of the waste stream and into the local community. We assist with donation of props, set dressing and recovered food to local charities and community organizations and we provide resources on how productions can offset their emissions.
We produce comprehensive Sustainability Reports which include carbon footprint assessments, an analysis of the production’s energy and fuel use, and detailed metrics including waste hauled by category, number of plastic bottles not used, the amount of donations made, and other sustainability goals reached.
We consult productions on alternative sources of energy, and ways to cut down on energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions. This includes switching diesel fuel use to biodiesel, converting to a hybrid vehicle fleet, renting solar powered equipment, encouraging LED lighting vendors, and more.