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Results From Pilot Phase of NYC's Media & Entertainment Sustainability Program

Thursday, June 8, 2017   (0 Comments)
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From New York City Mayor's Office:

NEW YORK—Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin today announced results of the pilot phase of NYC Film Green, the nation's first government program encouraging and recognizing sustainable practices in the entertainment industry. Three television productions here in New York participated in the six-month trial period of the groundbreaking environmental initiative – Sesame StreetDivorce, (both on HBO) and Madam Secretary (on CBS) – meaningfully reducing their environmental impact. Highlights from the results include:

·       94,520 fewer single-use plastic water bottles used

·       48 trees saved through use of recycled paper

·       Over 7500 meals and over 80 pounds of set dressing and props donated

·       1,238 tons of waste diverted from landfills

"The Producers Guild of America applauds the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for being a leader in this ground-breaking initiative," said Mari Jo Winkler, Chair of PGA Green. "NYC Film Green rewards best practices and carbon calculation, which are at the heart of many of the recommendations put forth in the PGA's Green Production Guide. We are thrilled to contribute and support this city program, as it has the potential to affect real change in creating a sustainable future for New York and our industry."

"Producers have the power to go green. There is no reason not to anymore," said Lori McCreary, President of the Producers Guild of America and Executive Producer of the CBS hit showMadam Secretary. "On Madam Secretary, we used the PGA's Green Production Guide, a resource guide detailing the financial and environmental benefits of sustainable production. The 'NYC Film Green' designation adds an additional incentive for cast and crew to take pride in our efforts."

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