Jennifer Sandoval, Green Spark Group

In response to COVID-19 measures, Reel Green training has quickly been adapted, now offering digital classrooms for free online. You can now learn with Reel Green online while productions pause, stay home and do their part to support B.C. in flattening the curve. Sustainable production efforts in British Columbia were formalized 10 years ago through the Reel Green initiative, a resource centre with a collection of best practices to help productions reduce their environmental impacts and improve their overall environmental footprint.

The Carbon Literacy course is a unique, engaging and solutions-based training session offering attendees the information and inspiration to live and work in a more sustainable way. After training, attendees will have a sound understanding of the science of climate change, understand how to act to reduce their impact, recognize the impact that production has on the environment and retain knowledge of the tools and techniques to lessen this impact

Powered by The Albert Project, the Reel Green Carbon Calculator is a one-hour digital training session to learn how to track the carbon footprint of your production. Calculating the carbon footprint of your production is an important step in understanding the impact of film production. Having consistent data and metrics from the industry can help organizations like Reel Green understand priority areas for sustainable practices as well as help productions understand and measure their carbon impact.

These courses are for crew members, independent producers, film students and all of you in the film industry. Anyone interested in taking initiative to grow their skillset for the future of a more sustainable industry should attend. The courses are free for industry members and will elevate your on-set skills. Gain expertise now while there’s time before the industry returns to set.

The Reel Green initiative is a mainstay at Creative BC. They look ahead to the next decade about how to empower and inspire productions to innovate and implement sustainable production practices, and industry stakeholders to collectively support this effort. They prioritize education, engagement, communications, and resources as they develop a platform for the reduction of environmental impacts and stakeholder engagement at the local level to set an example for other jurisdictions globally.

Take both courses online via Zoom: 

Carbon Literacy training – 2 hours
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Carbon Calculator training – 1 hour
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Learn more about Reel Green initiatives here.