The Producers Guild of America’s sustainability initiative, PGA Green, and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) are teaming up to prove that affordable housing can be built with the environmental good in mind. The 2nd Annual PGA Green/HFH GLA Green Build returns to the city of Lynwood, CA, on November 6, 2010, to finish what was started in 2009. Green-minded Film, TV and New Media producers are donating their Saturday to benefit the community and HFH GLA partner families with the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified Green housing in Lynwood.
The PGA Green Committee was established in 2008 as part of the Producers Guild of America’s commitment to actively encourage and support sustainability in the entertainment industry. The PGA Green Committee has created and maintains the industry's foremost reference website for greening productions, http://www.PGAgreen.org. This site is fast becoming the portal for all productions - Feature, TV and New Media, and is available to production crews worldwide. The PGA Green Committee's mission is to lead the way toward environmentally-friendly productions world-wide.
In 2010, PGA Green launched the Green Production Guide, an interactive website which provides the production community with access to a database of environmentally-sensitive products and services from vendors and service providers nationwide. The web-based Green Production Guide (www.greenproductionguide.com) offers film, television and new media producers with easy-to-access resources to help them operate more sustainable productions. With seed funding and support provided by Disney, Fox, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Warner Bros., the PGA, as part of its PGA Green Initiative, has developed this tool for the production and entertainment community to further its goal of integrating sustainable practices into its operations and reducing the environmental footprint within the production process. The Green Production Guide is also be accessible via a link on www.PGAgreen.org
About the Producers Guild of America
The Producers Guild of America is the non-profit trade group that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The PGA has over 4,500 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and community by providing members with health benefits, employment opportunities, the creation of fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other education and advocacy efforts such as promoting sustainable production practices. Visit www.producersguild.org and www.pgagreen.org.
About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) strives to eliminate poverty housing through advocacy, education and partnership with families in need to build simple, decent, affordable and sustainable housing. Since 1990, HFH GLA has built and renovated over 630 homes locally and worldwide, transforming the lives of hundreds of individuals. HFH GLA is a GuideStar® Valued Partner. For more information, please visit http://www.habitatla.org or call 310-323-4663. Visit our blog at http://buildingagreaterla.blogspot.com.