Request for Proposal: Reel Green Legacy Project
December 10, 2019
Reel Green will be raising funds from the British Columbia motion picture industry during the month of April 2020 to fund an identified environmental legacy project. Reel Green, an industry collaboration housed at Creative BC is seeking to partner with a Canadian organization that can execute a BC-based legacy project to sequester carbon, provide and/or enhance ecosystem services, and benefit the local community.

Reel Green Request for Proposal

Issued by Reel Green / Creative BC
Project Name: 2020 Reel Green Legacy Project
RFP period:  December 9, 2019 - January 15, 2020
Project selected and organization notified at the end of January 2020.
Project to commence upon fundraising completion, April 30, 2020.

Contacts: 

Zena Harris, Green Spark Group, Reel Green project manager
Julie Bernard, Creative BC, Reel Green 

Background:

Reel Green, an industry program housed at Creative BC, was formalized in 2006 to address environmental impacts of the motion picture industry and help productions reduce their overall environmental footprint and improve their sustainable production efforts in British Columbia.

Reel Green Mission: To enable the evolution and implementation of sustainable practices in the motion picture industry towards the betterment of the world.

Reel Green will be raising funds from the British Columbia motion picture industry during the month of April 2020 to fund an identified environmental legacy project. Reel Green, an industry collaboration housed at Creative BC is seeking to partner with a Canadian organization that can execute a BC-based legacy project to sequester carbon, provide and/or enhance ecosystem services, and benefit the local community.  

Reel Green is now accepting proposals to choose an organization(s) with whom to partner, and project(s) to fund. Our legacy project fundraising goal is $100,000.

Project goals: 

  • Sequester carbon and provide other ecosystem services to improve the community 

  • Be a relatable and understandable project to the general public and take place in BC.

  • Have measurable environmental and social outcomes and benefits, such as carbon sequestration and community access to nature

  • Ideally the project would be scalable to allow for adaptation in the event that funds either exceed or fall short of fundraising goals.  

  • Project must be executed by the organization selected to receive funding or it’s designated partner(s) clearly described in the project proposal

  • Project must commence upon fundraising completion, April 30, 2020, and have a clear completion date

  • Enhance awareness of the project via social media, citing the BC film industry and #ReelGreenLegacy 

  • Photos of the project progress to be submitted to Creative BC/Reel Green 

Please explain how your organization and your proposed project can meet the project goals above.

Other Criteria:

  • The organization seeking partnership must be a non-profit or society and a non-political organization. The organization must provide their non-profit/society number in their proposal.

  • Please describe any First Nations or indigenous participation in your proposal.

  • Does your organization have the ability to provide matching funds? If so, please describe the matching criteria.

  • A timeline of project execution and milestones

  • Please describe any other attributes that your organization or project has

  • The recipient agrees to track projects expenses and disbursements and report back to Creative BC/Reel Green on how the money was spent, the exact project details and measurable outcomes.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Please submit your proposals in a PDF file format to Reel Green at by January 15, 2020.  

  • Proposals must address the project goals noted above and the stated criteria to be considered and executed.
     

About Reel Green

Reel Green is an industry initiative housed at Creative BC and made up of 17 industry partners   working hand in hand with Creative BC to realize the goals and objectives of the Reel Green Strategic Plan. The partners meet regularly to monitor the progress of the Reel Green program, offer valuable insights and resources, and participate in program objectives. Sustainable production efforts in British Columbia were formalized in 2006 and today has a mission to enable the evolution and implementation of sustainable practices in the motion picture industry to contribute to the betterment of the world.

Reel Green prioritizes education, engagement, communications, and resources and strives to set an example for other jurisdictions globally.

About Creative BC

Creative BC is an independent society created and supported by the Province of BC to sustain and help grow BC’s creative sector (film and television, digital and interactive media, music, and magazine and book publishing industries). The society delivers a wide range of programs and services to expand BC’s creative economy. These include the administration of the provincial government’s tax credit programs for film and television; development funding and export marketing support; and motion picture production services to attract inward investment and market BC as a destination for domestic and international production. The society acts as an industry catalyst and ambassador to help BC’s creative sector reach its economic and creative potential both at home and globally.

 
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