How Hollywood Studios Go Green On and Off the Set

Warner Bros. sustainability director Mike Slavich said he’s working with the other major studios to implement industry-wide benchmarks to monitor Hollywood’s environmental impact

As pressure from activists and celebrities for more environmentally friendly practices continue to mount, studios are looking to increase their efforts and work together to decrease Hollywood’s carbon footprint.

Hollywood, with its average of 700 films a year and increasing number TV projects, can have a significant impact on the environment. Movies with a budget of $50 million dollars typically produce the equivalent of roughly 4,000 metric tons of CO2, according to a blog from the Earth Institute at Columbia University. That is roughly the weight of a giant sequoia tree.

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Trey Williams

Film Reporter covering the biz • • Twitter: @trey3williams