Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Greening Your Production

We are dedicating the May blog to “Greening Your Production.”

Environmental concerns hit every aspect of our society. President Obama includes the environment among his top 5 issues; focusing on conservation and the development of clean energy. Earlier this week Governor Cuomo released a statement saying that he is committed to reducing energy consumption in New York State by 20% over the next 4 years. His initiatives include energy efficient upgrades, solar energydevelopment, and the use and development of other emerging energy technologies. Even some funders have started to require that grantees engage in green practices.

Now, OOBers are no stranger to the mantra “Reduce, Recycle and Reuse.” We’ve been practicing conservation since the indie theatre movement was founded more than 50 years ago. However there are lots of new resources and initiatives that make it even easier for our community to more effectively employ environmentally friendly practices.

We are very excited to have some amazing guest bloggers this month. They represent theatrical organizations that have implemented green practices into their productions and organizations that provide resources and are aiding our community in its green efforts. They will share their experiences with executing their initiatives and some of the resources that are available to our community right now.

Guest bloggers this month include:

Joanne Haas from the TDF Costume Collective
Lory Henning from the Blue Man Group, Green Program
Kevin Stirnweis from Materials for the Arts
Jeremy Karafin from The Wild Project
Special Guest Blogger from The Broadway Green Alliance
And others...

Have you implemented green practices into your production? What was your experience? What are your favorite resources?

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