Managing waste, conserving water, protecting the landscape and environment and respecting the local community are all important when shooting on location. These practices start from the moment scouting begins, and should run through final wrap and clean up; be sure to involved prep crew and swing gang in these efforts from the start, especially regarding water conservation and waste disposal.
Also remember that different cities have varying policies regarding recycling and waste removal, so contact the Mayor’s Office and/or check with local municipalities upon scouting.
– Choose alternative fuels (hybrids, electric, flex fuel) for long drives;
– When possible, scout locations via public transit, bicycle, foot or carpool;
– After choosing a location, determine ways to reduce your environmental impact there. Work with the location contact to ensure that the best methods for preservation and protection of the site are followed;
– Include public transit information with maps given to cast/crew.
Stay tuned for more tips and hints on how you can green your production, or visit pgagreen.org.