We believe we have a responsibility improve our environment and we are working hard to reduce the impact our industry has on it.
As a division of Vancouver Film Studios, we are following their example in making sustainability not only a core value within our business , but one of our top priorities. To that end, we have implemented multiple initiatives throughout all departments in our office and warehouse and are striving daily to become more environmentally and socially responsible.
This year, we officially became a Certified B Corporation™. As part of the B Corp certification process, we amended our legal governing documents requiring our Company to balance both profit and purpose. What this means is that we have put in place positive core practices beyond what is required by regulations, including an emphasis on the betterment of our environment.
How we do it
What you can do as a production
Have we inspired you to try and make your sets greener? There are many ways you can reduce your carbon footprint. The following are just a few small ways you can help out:
- Hire craft services and catering services that use compostable containers, cutlery and plates. Encourage your cast and crew to bring their own reusable containers.
-Reduce or even ban plastic water bottles from set. (Set dec will also thank you for the reduction in empty bottles they have to clear from the set!)
-Rent LEDs instead of tungsten.
-Donate your props and set pieces to a reuse it centre like Keep it Green.
-Use recycling bins instead of garbage cans. Removing garbage cans will encourage (force) people to reduce their garbage.
-Encourage your production members to attend a Carbon Literacy Training session (its free!).
-Save and reuse or recycle old costumes or props/set pieces.
-Donate anything useful that you don't need to schools or microbudget productions.
-And...we might be a little biased on this one... RENT instead of buying!