There is some lively behind-the-scenes discussions happening at this year’s Hot Docs festival. Yesterday, the industry got together to talking about the environmental impact of cinema. According to the Greencode Project, “A recent UCLA study of the environmental footprint left by Hollywood finds that California’s media industry creates more greenhouse gases than the apparel, hotel, or aerospace industries in the region.” Yesterday, Greencode Project organizers met with filmmakers to unveil their proposal to draft a process “similar to the code against the inhumane treatment of animals in films.” For a film to receive the Greencode stamp of approval, it would have to show that it followed environmentally friendly, on set principles such as using production car co-ops or sourcing craft services coffee from fair-trade suppliers. The environment will also be the focus at his year’s Doc Summit on Friday at the Rogers Industry Centre.
Image courtesy of Greencode Project.