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Insights and tips from remarkable women leaders and innovators - from business, policy, science, the arts - who are transforming our world - Energy and sustainability - Career advice too.

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Feb 24, 2017

Think about your favorite movies this Oscar season… Now think about what it took to produce it: energy for lighting, water and food for the crew, paper for the scripts, wood and other materials for the sets, cars and vans to transport people, maybe cars and buildings that get blown up…. All of that produces a lot of waste and uses a lot of energy and water, and puts CO2 into the air.

Listen to host Joan Michelson’s fascinating conversation with Emellie O’Brien, Founder and President of Earth Angel, an award-winning company focused on reducing the carbon footprint of movies and television shows. (I wonder what the carbon footprint is of the Oscars!) (This was recorded as Green Connections Radio.)

You’ll hear about:

  • How much energy, CO2, wood and water productions use and waste they produce
  • How to reduce it dramatically – including how she saved over half a million water bottles from going into the waste stream!
  • Juggling the needs of creative projects with environmental priorities.
  • Tips for your productions, whether a community video or a studio production
  • Which shows focus on sustainability
  • What you can do – including Earth Hour on March 25th

You’ll probably also want to listen to Joan’s interviews with: Marilyn Weiner, an EMMY-winning documentarian focused on making films about the environment;

Paul O’Byrne on reducing the carbon footprint of theatres (like on Broadway).

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