Over the past ten years, Twentieth Century Fox has taken every opportunity to make its global production operations among the most environmentally sustainable in the industry. From taking aggressive steps to responsibly manage energy and waste at its Los Angeles production campus to spearheading best practices for filming on location, the studio has consistently undertaken innovative projects that address the unique sustainability challenges facing film and television production.
On the latest episode of the GreenBiz 350 podcast, GreenBiz executive editor Joel Makower interviewed 21st Century Fox’s VP of Social Impact Vijay Sudan about the company’s efforts to green its film and television productions. Vijay spoke about the studio’s recent production achievements, such as 24: Live Another Day’s success at becoming the first TV series to use 100% FSC-certified lumber for set construction, as well as the company’s ongoing efforts to manage waste.
By Bharathi Athinarayanan, Principal Member of Technical Staff for AT&T in Bengaluru, India.
How do you save more than 3,800 gallons of water and 40 pounds of trash in Bengaluru, India? You get together a bunch of dedicated colleagues who are passionate about making their world a better place. By working together over a year, my 75 colleagues and I demonstrate that small actions for good can add up to a big, positive impact. It all started with doing one thing – really.
Many people probably don’t think their local landfills are more than a final resting place for waste. But companies like Apple and General Motors are using them as a source of renewable energy that reduces their costs and impact on the environment.
Recycling electronics to help farmers eliminates 102 tons of e-waste
GAITHERSBURG, Md. July 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ – After being paralyzed from the waist down, Russell Boseck of Villisca, Iowa, wasn’t sure he’d be able to work as a farmer again. But, thanks to an electronic recycling partnership between Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, and Easterseals, Boseck received a grant that lets him continue making a living doing the farm work he loves so much.
Collaborative efforts deliver a 15 percent increase in year-over-year sales while also significantly reducing organic and non-organic waste, achieving a 40 percent landfill diversion rate
GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, today announced the release of the Stanford Health Care Food Transformation Journey. The recently published case study outlines how Sodexo and local Chef Jesse Cool set out to better align food concepts with the outstanding level of health care for which the renowned institution is known.
Chaired by senior journalist Zeinab Badawi. Panelists: Azita Shariati CEO, Sodexo Nordic. Dr. Michael Grosse, Executive Vice President Development & Service Operations, Tetra Pak. Matt Kovac, Executive Director, Food Industry Asia. Stefan Catsicas, Executive Vice President of Nestlé. EAT Stockholm Food Forum, June 2016. www.eatforum.org
What is Green Procurement? It’s where you, and your organization (whether you are a meeting planning firm, or work for a corporation or association) have the greatest influence over the amount of waste generated and diverted from your event. This can be done through smart purchasing: products and services from companies and manufacturers that have demonstrated their commitment to both you, the industry and the environment.
Let’s face it – a product that is “green” is less harmful than the alternative.
So, what can you do? Here are some tips that are actionable, NOW: