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REEL Earth Day Challenge – Spring 2022 Update

In the 2022 REEL Earth Day Challenge, the BC film industry came together and raised $108,860 to support the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. Together, with the help of sponsors and production teams, we helped fund 7 transformational projects.   The Reel Earth Day...

This vendor list shows organizations providing sustainable solutions for British Columbia’s motion picture industry. This list is organized alphabetically by category and notes the degree of sustainability that each vendor demonstrates in their operations as indicated by the performance levels below. These vendors are rated based on green performance, and reliability.

Level 1: are sustainable businesses that have established a consistent level of sustainability in their business operations and practices

♲ ♲ Level 2: are businesses that have an integrated sustainability strategy approach to their business operations and practices

♲ ♲ ♲ Level 3: are businesses who have demonstrated a full sustainability approach to all business operations and practices.

To apply to be a Reel Green Vendor, fill out and submit the application form located here.

Copper Penny Distilling
All natural 80% WHO approved and Health Canada Licensed hand sanitizer available for your productions. Created by fellow film crew who are opening a distillery. Safe, effective, non-sticky and infused lightly with Lavender and Juniper. Office packages, multiple sizes and Bulk options available.
 
Jennifer Kom-Tong, Owner
356 West 22nd Street North Vancouver, BC V7M2A4 Canada
Tel: 778 802 3500
 
Diversion Zero Waste
Vancouver’s first film only, waste diversion and deconstruction company. With over
20 years of film construction experience focused at reducing set waste and
providing production real solutions.
 
Collis Verdicchio
422 Richards Street, Suite 170, Vancouver, BC V6B 2Z4
 
Driving Force
Driving Force is a vehicle rental, sales and leasing company. We continue to grown our hybrid and EV vehicles that we offer to the film industry, and other industries interested in reducing their carbon footprint.
 
Moe Watzel, Business Development Manager
9522 200 Street Langley, BC V1M3A6 Canada
 
FABCYCLE

FABCYCLE is a collection service of textile waste. We work directly with local apparel manufacturers like factories, fashion designers and schools to collect the scraps, off-cuts, deadstock and ends of rolls that are left during the apparel production process and reuse or recycle what they cannot use.

Our mission is to divert textile waste from the landfill by finding creative solutions, promoting the sustainable mindset of waste as a resource.

In February 2019, we opened the Textile Waste ReUSE Centre in Vancouver, B.C. We acknowledge that we are operating on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples: S?wx?wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:l?, Shíshálh (Sechelt), S?l?i?lw?ta? (Tsleil-Waututh) and x?m??k??y??m (Musqueam) Nations.

The purpose of the ReUSE Centre is to provide an open and inclusive physical space for the local creative community to come together and experiment with textile waste.

We encourage artists, designers and creative minds of all skill levels, backgrounds, orientations and identities to experiment with scraps and deadstock fabric and come up with innovative and exciting ideas to divert textile waste from the landfill.

Irina McKenzie
268 Keefer Street Unit 401 Vancouver, British Columbia V6A1X5 Canada
Great Northern Way Scene Shop
The Great Northern Way Scene Shop provides custom scenery and fabrication for theatre, dance, opera, industrial design and displays, trade shows, and architecture projects. The GNW Scene Shop started operating out of the Great Northern Way Campus in 2003. We’re currently located at 281 Industrial Avenue in Vancouver, BC. Our team of exceptional crafts people have a proven track record of providing quality products on schedule and on budget to local, national and international artists and arts organizations.
 
Elia Kirby, CEO
101 – 281 Industrial Ave Vancouver, BC V6A 2P2
Tel: 604 874 0470
 
Green Spark Group
Green Spark Group is the industry leader in the field of sustainable production. We are a sustainability consulting agency and specialize in a dynamic array of services that help clients integrate sustainable strategies and practices across the globe.
 
Our services include:
  • Working directly with productions (remotely and/or in person) to develop and integrate sustainable production action plans.
  • Consulting with corporations in the creative industry to develop sustainability strategies for the organization.
  • Managing multi-stakeholder industry programs such as Reel Green and the Green Production Guide.
  • Training and education through the Sustainable Production Forum, Online courses in our Knowledge Hub, talks and on-set training
 
Zena Harris, President
1772 Broadway Street, Unit 110 Port Coquitlam, British Columbia V3C2M8 Canada
Tel: (604) 815-3021
 
Keep it Green Recycling

Keep it Green Recycling sets up customizable zero waste programs to divert your waste from the landfill and to reduce your carbon footprint. We strive to make the recycling process clean and easy. We do this through our specialty labels on all bins. We also give a simple orientation during setup.

Our material reuse side of the business accepts reusable materials at our warehouse, and from there items are made available to the film industry, film schools, community, theatre groups, artists, and charities – for free!

KIGR started out as just a recycling company, however it has grown into one of the most successful recycling and waste management companies in the area. (It’s a big part of the film industry here in B.C.)

 
Kelsey, Evans
1772 Broadway St, Unit 110 Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 2M8 Canada
Tel: 604-341-6495
 
Life Unpacked (Upswell Products Inc.)

We are here to help humans put plastic in the past. We stand for our planet, grow with our planet, and strive to reduce our impact on our planet.

Cracote Comet, Wholesale Manger, 604-855-1320
113 – 1868 Glen Drive, Vancouver, BC V6A 4K4

 
Location Fixer

Location Fixer is a leading Film Liaison Company serving Vancouver and the Sea to Sky Corridor. Providing location management and supervision services to many unique sites across BC including Commercial, Residential, Industrial, Health and Educational locations. Visit our Location Library

Need local support for your shoot? Our experienced team can assist you in projects of any scale and budget. We are available 24/7 to facilitate your production needs. Location Fixer offers creative solutions to your production challenges.

 
Rachael Dudley
551 Harvey Road Gibsons, BC V0N 1V1 Canada
Tel: 778 870 2105
 
Martini Film Studios
David Shepheard
9390 198th Street Langley, BC Canada V1M 3C8
Tel: 604 546 0306
 
Martini Film Studios (MFS) is a full-service production facility catering to the most demanding film and television projects in the industry.
 
As a partner of the Reel Green initiative, we continuously work in the promotion of programs that provide opportunities for productions to lighten their environmental footprint. From energy conservation to promoting less use of plastics and waste, it is Martini Film Studios’ mission to continue building upon its literal foundation as a green partner. Our Studios were constructed with a green consciousness, incorporating technologies such as action-sensitive LED lighting, energy-saving heating and cooling zones and paperless hand dryers. Our operations provide options for all recycling, composting and programs to mitigate food waste. Our facilities also use Renewable Natural Gas and we have a solar farm contributing to powering the operations and have 20 EV charging stations available. We continue to incorporate sustainable technologies and practices throughout the studios, supporting our goal to reach net zero by the end of 2022.
 
MBSE Canada Studios
Our goal at MBSE Canada is to be the global leader of studio and equipment rentals prioritizing the advancement of sustainable solutions for our partners in the entertainment industry. We’ve created the relationships to help you reduce pollution on set, protect the health of your crew, and ensure your production can reduce its carbon footprint.
 
Randi Kruse, Senior Director, Sustainability and Communications
8301 Eastlake Drive Burnaby, Select State V5A4W2 Canada
Tel: 604 421 0026
 
MYO (Makeup Your Own) Cosmetic Cases

MYO Cosmetic Cases is an eco-conscious company with a mission to reduce make-up and make-up packaging waste while increasing efficiencies for Makeup & Hair Stylist Artist on set. With daughters in the industry, one is a makeup artist and both daughters do a lot of background work in TV/Film, I wanted to create an efficiency tool mindful of reducing waste.

We’ve innovated a REUSABLE • REFILLABLE • SANITIZE-ABLE • Palm-Sized • Magnetic Touch-Up Kit.

PROTECT YOUR TALENT while saving valuable time on set. It’s a tool that saving an average of 33 hours on set over 10 months per makeup artist! (avg. time savings 1 min per/touch up x 10/day)

Seen on 1000s of TV/Film sets including Supergirl, Riverdale, Katy Keene, Vikings, The Order, POSE, Hawaii Five-O, Locke and Key, Star Trek and many more.

MAKEUP ARTISTS / HAIR STYLISTS CAN:
– personalize a touch up kit for each talent/character, talent loves this! (especially post COVID)
– keep makeup hygienic and sanitize daily
– save precious touch up time on set
– lighten set bags (alleviating physical strain)
– pre set kits for day players/assistants
– pre set kits for talent to touch up on set (if required)

MYO HOLDS: metal pans, pencils and the magnetic MYO Makeup Pods (containers) hold everything from powders and creams to liquids and sponges for beauty, hair and F/X touch ups.

MADE FROM: FDA Compliant Food & Medical Grade Materials
CLEAN: Soap and Water or Wipe with 99% Alcohol
SANITIZE: 70% Alcohol
DISINFECT: (such as) Luca-cide / Lysol Wipes
STERILIZE: in any UVA unit.

MYO’s Sustainable Commitments: BCorp Certified, New Plastics Economy Globally Committed Company, Reel Green Ambassador, Mindful of our Carbon Footprint, our cases are Designed and Made in Vancouver, Canada and we have a Take Back Upcycle Program for our cases.

“MYO Pro Kits are a makeup kit game changer and kit necessities for going back to work!”
– Linda Preston, HOD The Umbrella Academy / Lock & Key / Run

Suzanne Carter
13716 63B Ave Surrey, BC V3X 3J7 Canada
Tel: 778-222-5555
 
Onstage Cleaning

On Stage Cleaning™ has been in business since October 2016. Our founders have vast experience in the hotel industry working in several five-star hotels in three different countries including Hilton at The Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, FL where they acquired the knowledge of the high standards of the “Disney way” while working inside the Disney properties.

Now in Canada, there was a need for a specialized cleaning company for the film industry, we created On Stage Cleaning™.

For the past five years, On Stage Cleaning™ has been recognized as the only film industry dedicated to cleaning services, with offices in Canada and Australia. By fall 2021, we will open our fourth office in the big apple New York City, U.S.A.

During Covid-19, On Stage Cleaning™ raised their cleaning and sanitizing standards to adapt and keep providing the highest value to all our film industry clients. We provide all types of professional cleaning for the film industry including but not limited to, production office, sound stage cleanup, and Covid-19 related sanitation.

 
Edward O’Brien, CEO
2544 Douglas Rd. Burnaby, British Columbia V5C 5W7 Canada
Mobile: 778 231 535
 
Portable Electric
Portable Electric is a technology company and category leader in the development of energy management services, founded in the design, engineering and manufacturing of high performance mobile electric generators. Portable Electric is fundamentally changing the way energy is stored and delivered. From remote destinations to the hearts of major cities, VOLTstack technology is making green, silent power available all over the world.
 
Mark Rabin, Founder/CEO
3095 Hebb Ave Vancouver, BC V5M 4P7
 
Purafyre Distribution
Purafyre sells and distributes Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl). It is a toxin-free, hypoallergenic, biodegradable, and food safe disinfectant. It does not require the use of PPE and is Health Canada approved (DIN #02511967). It is an Approved disinfectant against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID19) and approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. We also provide sanitization services, sanitization stations, and fogger rentals.
 
#16 19926 96th Avenue Langley, BC V1M 3C2 Canada
 
Rethink2gether
Rethink2gether is a sustainability consulting company specialized in food waste prevention.
 
Ben Liegey, Co-founder
8-928 E Broadway Vancouver, BC V5T 1Y4 Canada
 
Sappho New Paradigm Cosmetics
 
Sappho New Paradigm began as Sappho Organics and even in 2008, offered refillable reusable compacts and the cleanest cosmetics at the time. In 2016, I launched Sappho New Paradigm and In 2022 ,SAPPHO is a Canadian leader in organic cosmetics, dedicated to the production of the finest, highest performing , cleanest organic makeup line available. SAPPHO is focused on diversity, ingredient transparency and sustainability inside and out.
 
We are fiercely independent, feminist and forward thinking. Our minerals are not mined by children, our formulas not tested on animals. Our plastic is treated with biosphere for enhanced biodegration , most of our products are packaged in glass and our paper boxes are laminate free. We love all that is creative, elegant and accessible. Equality and diversity are cornerstones for our company – creativity and sustainability are in our DNA.
 

JoAnn Fowler
(604) 789-5905

 
ShareWares

ShareWares is a Vancouver-based cleantech startup aiming to solve the city’s excessive waste creation problem.

We do this by providing a city-wide borrowing platform that supplies, collects, and sanitizes reusable cups (and takeout containers) for businesses in Vancouver. Our goal is to make it as quick and easy as possible for businesses to offer an alternative to single-use items.

With our innovative platform, we believe it is entirely possible to end the world’s disposable packaging crisis within the decade.

 
Cody Irwin, CEO & Founder
(604)259-4482
 

 

 
Sim International
At Sim, we use our creative and technical talent to continuously advance meaningful solutions for the entertainment industry. We’re in business for the long term, and we invest in the communities where we work, in our staff and industry partners. For us, sustainability is about doing business better today so that we can continue doing what we love tomorrow. We’re taking a collaborative, science-based approach to our work. Rather than guessing about where to begin, we use international standards and the best available research to inform our priorities in close coordination with our clients.
 
Lucy Kayumov, Director, Marketing
8301 Eastlake Drive Burnaby, BC V5A 4W2 Canada
Tel: (416) 979-9958 x1173
 
Sophie's Flower Pedals
Sophie’s Flower Pedals in a Vancouver based floral design company that specializes in floral pieces for set dec teams and props.
 
Tanya Montalbano, Owner
13- 3596 Salal Drive North Vancouver, BC V7G 0A9
Tel: 604 202 0880
 
Tahoe Industries Canada

Our Company has been serving Vancouver’s Movie Industry since 1977. We provide exceptional on-site accommodations for casts, writers, producers and directors. In addition, we also provide flat deck trucks and prop trucks to the industry.

In our pursuit to become a more sustainable, we have designed our trailers with this is goal in mind. All our newly designed units are built with eco-friendly materials (ie recycled materials), energy efficient appliances and solar panels for renewable energy generation. In addition, we are also retrofitting our existing fleet with solar panels to harness the renewable energy to power our trailers.

Finally, we have recently renovated our offices as well to achieve our goal to become more sustainable. New energy efficient windows and doors as well we have installed a brand new high efficient HVAC system for cooling and heating.

 
Thomas Yip
4888 Still Creek Ave Burnaby, BC V5C 4E4
Tel: (604) 299-1008
 
The Earth Group

We’re a social enterprise (and B Corp) that exists entirely to provide food, water, and education to children globally. We do this in a partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) by funding school meal programmes globally. We are the only products in the world to bear a United Nations logo and to date have funded nearly 4 million school meals for children.

We’ve recently launched bottled water in a reusable aluminum can, addressing the backlash against single use plastic (attached, https://bit.ly/2m1mOE8). Shoppers, Loblaws, Fairmont and IKEA have listed it, and we’re speaking with 7-11, Petro, Husky, Shell and Circle K, as well as Cobs and Freshii. The interest level has been through the roof as consumers and corporations are looking to limit their single use plastic use.

 
Matt Moreau, Founder
9725 62 Ave Edmonton, AB T6E 0E4 Canada
 
Valid Manufacturing Ltd.

For over 30 years Valid Manufacturing Ltd. has been building our reputation as a world-class innovator. By focusing on exceptional quality and service, we develop strong relationships with renowned industry leaders. Valid offers effective ways to supply zero emission power in eco sensitive areas. The Valid Power System Battery Packs are available in 10kW, 20kW, 40kW and 100kW, the technicians simply need to estimate their power requirements for the day and select the appropriate size battery.

Kamela Cosacchi, Marketing Coordinator

5320 48 Avenue, Salmon Arm, BC
 
Vancouver Film Studios
Our business leads the Vancouver film industry in environmental sustainability practices. It is the first-ever carbon neutral production centre in Canada. Our eco-friendly business is also a participant in the City of Vancouver’s Still Creek Enhancement. Still Creek is one of the last two remaining visible streams in urban Vancouver and flows, in part, through our studio’s lot.
 
Samantha Montgomery, Executive Assistant
3500 Cornett Rd Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 2H4 Canada
 
Vancouver Mobile Dressing Room
Our vision is to support you and your team to create the world’s most innovative programming. Vancouver Mobile’s equipment is designed to empower you to work more simply and productively – and to collaborate with a shared purpose.
 
Craig Landon, Owner/President
PO Box 75524 Edgemont PO North Vancouver V7R 4X1
Tel: 604 833 0520
 
William F. White International
William F. White International Inc. is Canada’s largest supplier of equipment to the Canadian film and television production industry. Our five lines of business include lighting & grip, camera, specialty (telescopic and fixed arm cranes, jibs, camera cars, balloon lights and other camera support), studios and location support equipment. We operate in five provinces (BC, AB, MB, ON, NS). Our inventory includes large and small battery packs that allow users to choose zero-emission power for their productions.
 
David Hardy
8363 Lougheed Highway Burnaby, BC V5A 1X3 Canada
Tel: 416 239 5050