Transport generates a lot of CO2, and therefor contributes greatly to the carbon footprint of a film production. That also means that a producer who wants to work more sustainable can save a lot of money here.
In your choice of location, you can take travel distance into account. Read this article about Green Film Making’s research into the different transport companies that work for film and TV productions to learn more about the sustainable options in their fleet. You can also carpool, use public transit and encourage cycling.
Tips & Tricks
- Find locations that are not too far to travel, and not far apart.
- Encourage cast and crew to come by bike.
- Too far to bike? Try to motivate people to use public transport. If possible, you can choose locations that are near a train station.
- When people come by car, ask them to carpool. Find out where everyone lives and suggest a schedule.
- Try to combine as many rides for orders and people drop off / pick in a single journey.
- Cars on the set should of course never have a running engine when idle.
- Are you going to hire transport anyway? Consider a hybrid car, most rental companies have them in their fleet. Especially Diks is willing to look in detail with you at the production needs to make a sustainable transport plan.
- This also applies to electric cars. Check out this research we did for the different options. And this follow-up report in 2016.
- Or you can get in touch with Taxi Electric.
- Google Eco-friendly route: Google maps will soon no longer recommend the fastest but the most sustainable route, if it has a similar arrival time. Factors that are included in the calculation include traffic and road incline. There will also be options to compare the carbon impact of two routes and to know which mode of transport is the most sustainable. You can also see where emission zones are located in the Netherlands.
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