It’s no secret that Hollywood is filled with green celebrities constantly giving back to the planet and expressing concern over major eco-issues.As you may know, the film and television world consumes large amounts of energy and unsustainable resources. With that said, many television networks are hopping on the green bandwagon, ensuring their sets, productions and corporations are improving the environment rather than harming it. One TV network that is all about greenness is the FOX Broadcasting Company. FOX is not only known for popular shows like Glee, Bones, The Mindy Project, The Following and American Idol, but it is also recognized for contributing to the environment. It is right there in its motto: “Green It. Mean It.” So, how does FOX contribute to Mother Earth’s betterment? Read further to find out! Let’s start with the Green Production Guide. Created by the Producers Guild of America Foundation and PGAGreen.org, along with support from several film and TV production companies like FOX, the organization is “aimed at reducing the industry’s carbon footprint, by helping film and television professionals find the resources and partners necessary to make use of sustainable practices in their productions.” The Green Production Guide features nearly 2,000 companies that are all about green production. It is also a great resource tool for production and distribution companies looking to turn productions sustainable. The guide offers a valuable resource tool — a searchable database — where companies can research vendors providing green products and services. The website also offers a carbon calculator for producers interested in maintaining the utmost of sustainable practices. That’s not the only organization FOX is linked to. It is also committed to being carbon neutral and saving energy. It does just that with News Corp.’s Global Energy Initiative. Through this particular initiative, FOX and News Corp. strive to maintain energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. According to News Corp.’s official website, it aims to:
- Grow its business without growing its carbon footprint;
- power its operations with clean electricity;
- minimize solid waste to landfill from its production operations; and
- engage readers, customers and partners on sustainability issues through partnerships and content of the highest caliber.