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Inspiration /
May 04, 2017
Powering a Film Set can be Silent, Clean, and Portably Electric

“The film industry in Vancouver has long been conscious of sustainable production,” says Zena Harris, President at Green Spark Group, a sustainability consultancy that serves the film industry. “Efforts in this space formalized in 2006 with the formation of Reel Green and have evolved to include vendors such as Keep it Green Recycling and success stories […]

Success Stories /
Sep 16, 2016
Filmed in Vancouver, X-files a bonafide green production

As FOX’s iconic sci-fi series The X-Files returned to television in January 2016, the cast and creative team worked to ensure that the show remained as timely and ambitious as ever. Even as the series built on its own fictional history, it also built on its legacy behind the scenes, including its long-running commitment to […]

Success Stories /
Jul 28, 2016
Warner Bros. is “Watching its Waste” – Showing Leadership on Metro Vancouver’s Organics Ban

Organics ban advertisement. Credit: Metro Vancouver Television has a profound effect – we are entertained, engaged and excited to see what the next episode brings. The credits that scroll at the end of a show are an indication of the hundreds of people and resources needed to create it. There are many logistics involved with […]

Inspiration /
Jul 25, 2016
Green Spark ignites local film industry

Sustainable production is an emerging trend in the motion picture industry, with film hubs around the world organizing local industries to incorporate greener practices on set. Vancouver’s Green Spark Group is leading the charge on the home front, where spending on film and TV production is a $1.25B industry. Founders Zena Harris and Aza O’Leary are […]

Success Stories /
Jul 25, 2016
When industries collide: upcycling connects Film with Design

Basic Design exists to change the way people think about reducing commercial waste and the company is thriving today by re-using, recycling (“upcycling”) throwaway material to create useful, attractive, in-demand consumer products. We have dedicated our lives to improving environmental sustainability with a clear focus on design innovation and collaboration. Theunis is a graduate of Emily Carr University of […]