Film Office Vitoria-Gasteiz - Green Shooting
The audiovisual industry is one of the sectors with the greatest environmental impact but, in turn, an important awareness-raising vehicle to inspire and promote actions towards a sustainable present, where a balance between the economy, the environment and social well-being is guaranteed.
Vitoria-Gasteiz Film Office wants to bring sustainability closer to the audiovisual industry, and accompany you in this process of shifting towards new production models that generate positive environmental impact.
Therefore, we put at your disposal a series of tools that will serve you as a guide/base on that path, so that you can drive actions and a more sustainable and respectful production model to the planet.
Decalogue of good practices
- Green communication
With your team, draw up a Sustainability plan: objectives, measures and actions. Put up informative posters around the office and set to involve and raise awareness among the team. Disseminate your good practices in the media and share ideas and practices with the sector.
- Choose locations responsibly
Select locations that are as close together as possible. Find out about and respect the environmental characteristics and regulations at the locations.
- Efficient Transport and Mobility
Plan transport logistics efficiently, optimising journeys. Share vehicles. Inform the team of the options in terms of public transport and bicycle rental points.
- Local suppliers
Choose local suppliers who have a social and environmental policy in place. Promote local employment.
- Sustainable catering
Choose local suppliers with a sustainable policy in terms of purchasing, waste management, the reduction of packaging or the use of biodegradable or reusable packaging, and who work with local products that are in season.
- Minimise consumption
Avoid, wherever possible, buying equipment, materials or filming elements, opting instead to rent said supplies. Reduce the use of paper, encourage digitisation. Establish purchasing and manufacturing criteria based on sustainable development.
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Create a waste management plan: selective collection in the office and on set. Rent, reuse, borrow, buy second-hand material for decorations, costumes, etc.
- Water: a source of life
Avoid bottles of water packaged for individual use opting for dispensers / refill points and promote the use of eco-friendly, personalised bottles; flasks etc.
- Reduce energy consumption
Raise awareness of energy saving habits: turning off lights when they are not required, avoiding standby mode, low-consumption lights and bulbs and rechargeable batteries. Recycle material at the designated recycling points.
Designate a Green Runner to monitor the Sustainability Plan. Check your carbon footprint using the calculator before and after production.
- Good practices Guide (pdf): with actions and measures that you can adapt to your projects.
- Carbon footprint calculator (zip): to know the impact of a production and, thus, know where to insist on to minimize it.
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