• Be Reel Green Video Guides

    A resource for the whole film community with 10 tips to green your production.

    Be Reel Green highlights Reel Green's mission and community building resources and presents the top ten tips for reducing a film production's environmental footprint. A free and essential resource for the BC film industry, with input from dozens of eco-minded cast and crew industry leaders.

    Check out the launch of the Be Reel Green campaign with dedicated videos on how to best green your production. 

    Share this video and others with your networks, on social media, in your boardrooms, production meetings, and beyond!

  • About Reel Green

    We believe that Sustainable Production is the future of filmmaking!


    A sustainable and thriving industry with a positive and healthy relationship with our environment and society.


    To enable the evolution and implementation of sustainable practices in the motion picture industry to contribute to the betterment of the world.

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

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    Reel Green Industry contributors

    Programming for and strategic direction of the Reel Green Initiative is made possible by industry contributors:

    Through its operating principals, Reel Green promotes an ambitious, non-political vision for sustainable production based on sound scientific understanding, policy and reasonable business for the benefit of the motion picture industry and the international community.

    Reel Green prioritizes strategic activity, investing all funding in program development and delivery while working with organizations committed to delivery on these terms. Reel Green seeks to do this efficiently and with the broadest representation of industry stakeholders as possible.

    Reel Green is governed by an Advisory Committee made of industry stakeholders who are recognized above as industry contributors. This committee works hand in hand with Creative BC to realize the goals and objectives of the Strategic Plan. The committee meets regularly to monitor the progress of the Reel Green program, offer valuable insights and resources, and participate in program objectives.  


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  • Reel Green Carbon Calculator

    Calculate the carbon footprint of your BC production for free using this online tool!

    Reel Green has worked in hand with the team at one of the industry’s leading carbon calculators, albert, to bring a carbon calculator to British Columbia, and now it is available for use on productions here in BC for free! 

    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. 

    Additionally, with more available data points we can also derive economic benefits of going green on production! 

    Here is a video overview of how the calculator works. 

    To use the albert carbon calculator on your production, !

  • Carbon Literacy Courses

    Get trained for FREE! Find out more...

    Reel Green offers free carbon literacy courses to all industry members as part of our commitment to reducing environmental impact.

    Reel Green's goal is to have every member of the industry take part in this course

    Learn more on how you can take part in the upcoming courses and what discover what carbon literacy is all about.

  • Sustainable Lockup

    A collaborative space to enable sustainable production in entertainment.

    Green Spark Group and Keep it Green Recycling are partnering to provide a service to store and reuse set materials that can then be donated to future productions, charities and film schools.


    Items accepted:

    • Flats
    • Plywood
    • Doors
    • Windows
    • Wood
    • Carpet
    • Linoleum
    • Any reuseable items

    The initiative is excited to continue working with the BC motion picture industry for a sustainable future. To schedule your drop-off or pickup, please email:

  • Reel Green Ambassadors

    Reel Green Ambassadors are committed individuals who support the Reel Green mission.


    The intention of the Reel Green program is to engage those in the motion picture industry as we work toward our mission to enable the evolution and implementation of sustainable practices. Sustainable production is a journey and we need committed individuals to help us work toward the Reel Green mission, mitigate negative environmental impacts on productions and advocate  the importance of implementing sustainable production best practices to address the challenge of climate change.