The Greening the Screen sustainability toolkit is full of ideas and examples intended to encourage the screen production industry to use its creativity to seek win-win solutions that deliver both screen success and protection of New Zealand’s natural, historical and cultural heritage. Recognising the constraints faced by the industry, the toolkit is designed to help the screen production industry to think smarter, work better and add value. It contains practical improvement measures that can be implemented on any production regardless of size. The toolkit encourages all users to focus on what matters most to their business. The very nature of screen production in New Zealand, where groups of professionals come together for a few months and then disperse to other projects, provides a great opportunity for Greening the Screen practices to spread throughout the industry.

Use of the toolkit

The toolkit is intended to be used by:
• individuals
• companies
• productions
• industry bodies.

Users are encouraged to use all or part of the toolkit as appropriate to their needs or situation. Each set of tools can be pulled out and used as a stand-alone document by different crafts within a production. Whether the toolkit is used in part or in full, selected initiatives can been ticked and then viewed as one document under “Your Checklist”. The toolkit also provides a template for productions to develop a “Sustainability Plan”. This plan coupled with the checklist provides the framework for a comprehensive approach towards improving the sustainability of productions.

It is intended that the toolkit will be recognised as best practice in environmental management for New Zealand’s screen production industry. It may also be used as a standard for international companies, whether filming in New Zealand or abroad.
Greening the Screen Logo