Birgit Heidsiek • TEDxWageningenUniversity
Sustainability in the film and media industry - green matters
Did you know that film production can leave a big mess behind sometimes? Huge amounts for electric energy supply to power lights on set, trailers for actors, caterings, and so on are produced with diesel generators that pollute the air. Having the crew and cast members of 300 people fly from one part of the globe to another to shoot generates a lot of carbon footprint. How can the film industry’s production become more sustainable? Birgit is the founder of the European Center for Sustainability in the Media World which organizes international events on environmentally-friendly film production. Aside from that, she publishes Green Film Shooting Magazine as well as its digital online platform. As the Green Cinema Consultant of the Federal Film Board in Germany, she is the author of The Green Cinema Handbook and is a two-time recipient of the German Sustainability Award.