IS THE FILM INDUSTRY SUSTAINABLE?
London’s audio-visual industry generates the same CO2e as 20000 of its inhabitants. (CO2e means carbon dioxide equivalent to energy produced by electricity from UK suppliers). TV productions, according to BAFTA’s Albert, the industry-backed sustainability project, emits 13 TCO2e (T=metric Tonnes) per hour’s worth of content.
Also, 95% of materials used in production ends up as rubbish that is not necessarily recycled.
Unfortunately, Albert certified carbon literacy training is far less than what is required to make a difference. The advice is very standardised, and in our CEO’s opinion as a Sustainable Development Scientist ‘lacks the ability to really solve this problem because it focuses on the small things, rather than the big ones.’
Read his “Sexy Sustainable Filming Guide” to find out more…
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“The addition of the word “sustainable” to our vocabulary, to our reports, programs, and papers, to the names of our academic institutes and research programs, and to our community initiatives, is not sufficient to ensure that our society becomes sustainable.”
Professor Al Bartlett, Colorado University