EXTRAORDINARY AH Teaching from Spiritual Hierarchy
  NEW READERS! Read Here First
  Supporting AH
  Leadership of AbundantHope
  Regional AH Sites
  Other Sites with AH material
  Contact Us
  Becoming A Messiah
  Mission Ideas
  System Busting
  Cleric Letter/English
  Translations of Cleric Letter
  AH Member Writings
  Brian's Poetry
  Telepathic Messages
  Jess Anthony
  Lucia G
  Targeted Messages
  Light Flower
  Changing The Face Of Religion
  - Phoenix Journals - PDF in German
  Candace on Religion
  Other Spiritual Pieces
  Spiritual Nuggets by the Masters
  Phoenix Journals
  Phoenix Journals - PDF
  Telepathic Messages PDF books
  Selections from the Urantia Book
  Illustrations For The Urantia Book
  CMGSN Pieces
  David Crayford and the ITC
  Health and Nutrition
  Podcasts, Radio Shows, Video by AH
  Political Information
  True US History
  Human/Animal Rights
  The Miracle That Is Me
  911 Material
  Books - eBooks
  government email/phone #'s
  Self Reliance
  Alternative News Sources
  Art and Music
  Foreign Sites
  Health and Healing
  Human/Animal Rights
  Vegan Recipes
  Translated Material
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Jess
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Candace
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Anderen
  Canal Jess
  Par Candace
  Other Channels
  Telepathische Nachrichten (Candace)
  Telepathische Nachrichten (Jess)
  Telepathische Nachrichten (div.)
  AH Mitgliederbeiträge (Candace)
  AH Mitgliederbeiträge (Jess)
  Spirituelle Schätze
  Translations - Candace
  Translations - Jess
  Translations - Others
  by Candace
  By Jess
  By Others
  Anfitriones Divinos
  Bitácoras Fénix
  Creadores-de-Alas (WingMakers/Lyricus)
  Escritos de Candace
  Escritos de Otros
  Telemensajes de Candace
  Telemensajes de Jess Anthony
  Telemensajes de Otros
  By Candace
  By Jess
  By Others
  Korean Translations
  Hungarian Translations
  Swedish Translations

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Environment/Science Last Updated: Nov 13, 2019 - 12:49:20 AM

Saving the Planet or ‘greenwashing’? Behind the Scenes of Movie Industry Trying to go eco-friendly
By Nebojsa Malic for RT
Nov 13, 2019 - 12:44:36 AM

Email this article
 Printer friendly page Share/Bookmark

12 Nov, 2019           Get short URL

Saving the planet or ‘greenwashing'? Behind the scenes of movie industry trying to go eco-friendly

A film crew works on a Hollywood blockbuster in Hong Kong (file photo) ©  REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

From Hollywood to Europe, the film industry is hopping on the environmentalist bandwagon by hiring "eco-producers," dumping bottled water, recycling props and going vegan on-set. Saving the planet or virtue-signaling? You decide.

Civilization has suddenly collapsed. Panic and riots sweep the globe as energy, food and other resources suddenly become unavailable. This apocalyptic vision is the plot of ‘Collapse'(L'Effondrement), a TV series premiering Monday. Its producers, France's Canal+, say they want to avoid such a scenario from becoming reality - so they hired an environmental consultant and went "green" during the shoot this summer.

All the catering on-set was vegetarian and made with local produce, if possible. There was nothing disposable on the snack tables. Everything was sorted into recycling bins. Makeup was organic, and the cotton wads used to apply it made either out of recycled or recyclable materials. The crew even used hand-painted wooden labels instead of gaffer tape, and collected cigarette butts to "design urban furniture," whatever that means.

Pay slips were digitized and the cast and crew went around in shared minibuses instead of private cars - until they had to use airplanes, that is. There was even talk of filming some scenes during the day instead of at night, to save on electricity, but the producers ultimately decided doing so would make no narrative sense. This is all according to a reporter from Le HuffPost, embedded with the production in July.

Le HuffPost✔@LeHuffPost

On est allés sur le tournage éco-responsable de "L'Effondrement", nouvelle série de Canal+

On est allés sur le tournage éco-responsable de "L'Effondrement", nouvelle série de Canal+

Les tournages de nos films et séries préférés sont de véritables machines à polluer. Pourtant il existe des solutions pour minimiser leur impact sur l'environnement.
22:00 AM - Nov 12, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy

See Le HuffPost's other Tweets

Movie stars are among the most outspoken climate and social justice activists, even as they fly around the world on private jets. Meanwhile, the film industry emits an estimated one million tons of CO2 - the carbon footprint of 110,000 people - every year, according to Le HuffPost, and movie shoots account for a quarter of that number.

Sensing a business opportunity here, ever-vigilant environmentalists slid into the moviemaking business as ‘eco producers', offering advice on how to save the planet - and making a different kind of ‘green' for themselves in the process, of course.

If you thought the French TV shoot was eco-woke, the word in Hollywood is go big or go home. Universal Pictures has a whole website explaining which of its blockbusters have gone ‘green' and how: from eliminating plastic water bottles and paper cups to eliminating paper in favor of electronic devices. You're not supposed to ask about the power consumption of those, however. Nor are you supposed to notice that movies are about selling dreams:

Green tips and facts were put onto call sheets to educate and inspire crew.

Another common thread is crews sharing vehicles, recycling props and set pieces, or donating costumes and catering surpluses to local charities. One production even used "renewable diesel made from 100% used cooking oil" to heat their stages. Greta Thunberg would approve - even as emissions regulators shriek in horror.

‘I (won't) be back': Why is the latest ‘Terminator' such a flop?READ MORE: ‘I (won't) be back': Why is the latest ‘Terminator' such a flop?

One of the most prominent examples of ‘green' filmmaking has been 2014's ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2,' which "secured 49.7 tons of materials for donation or for reuse on future productions, saved 193,000 disposable plastic water bottles and achieved a 52 percent diversion rate from landfills,"according to the Hollywood Reporter.

These tricks saved an estimated $400,000, Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad boasted. While that may sound great on paper - sorry, tablet screen - against the film's $200 million pre-advertising budget it amounts to a measly 0.002 percent.

Obviously, there is a lot to be said for not being wasteful. Picking up one's own trash, or better yet not generating as much, is a no-brainer in any industry. These eco-efforts, however, don't seem to do much to actually reduce the carbon footprint or help the environment.

Just like buying ‘carbon offsets' lets industries not actually reduce emissions, this is more about buying indulgences. Eco-producers get paid, the movie industry gets to ‘greenwash' its shoots and signal some virtue, and the moviegoers get to feel better without much effort. At the end of the day, that's what it's all about.

Nebojsa Malic, senior writer at RT

Like this story ? Share it with a friend !

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.


All writings by members of AbundantHope are copyrighted by
©2005-2019 AbundantHope - All rights reserved

Detailed explanation of AbundantHope's Copyrights are found here

Top of Page

Latest Headlines
A Giant Floating Machine is Now Cleaning Up The great Pacific Garbage Patch
Skeptics Bring Science to UN; Democrats and Alarmists Ignore It
Exposing The Promoters Of Climate Anxiety
Cobalt Theft and Child Labour
West Seeks Control Over Asian Rivers
Hemp Batteries Are More Powerful Than Lithium and Graphene, Study Shows
The world economy ‘would collapse’ if it followed the ‘Greta Thunberg approach’
China’s Gene-Edited Baby Experiment Created Unintended Mutations
Mekong River Dying a Slow But Certain Death
China Set To Create 10 New National Parks
Plants Emit Ultrasonic Squeals When Stressed, Recordings Reveal
Don’t Look, Don’t See: Time for Honest Media Reporting on Impacts of Pesticides
As Australia Bushfires Rage, People Knit Mittens for Burnt Koalas and Raise Nearly $2 Million in Aid
3D-Printed Home Can Be Constructed For Under $4,000
Scientists Invent Method to Turn CO2 Into Solid Carbon – Report
Solar Plant Turns Ocean Water Into Drinking Water for 35,000 People a Day in Kenya
Study Estimates Sharks and Manta Rays Consuming Up To 137 Plastic Pieces Per Hour
UN COP25 “Climate” Summit Promises More “Global Governance”
How To Discuss "Climate Change" With A 'Woke' Teenager
Danish Academic: U.N. Might Use Military to Enforce Climate Agenda