Green Resource Guide
Welcome to the California Film Commission’s Green Resource Guide designed to help
productions minimize their environmental impact.
Visit the Green Production Guide website for more information.
Green Production Resources
- AICP GREEN GUIDELINES
Association of Independent Commercial Producers
- CAL RECYCLE
Information about recycling in California.
- ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA ASSOCIATION
Organization promoting media with green content and made with green production standards. Learn more about environmental filmmaking and EMA’s Green Seal.
- WARNER BROTHERS ENVIRONMENTAL HANDBOOK
Click to download the .pdf. An excellent guide on how to cut costs and reduce the environmental impact of production. Provided courtesy of Warner Brothers Environmental Initiatives Department.
Green Resource Guide
Catering and Craft Services Resources
- GOOD SAMARITAN FOOD DONATION ACT
Explains the Good Faith Clause that covers individuals or businesses who donate food.
- FEEDING AMERICA
Find a food bank.
- ROCK AND WRAP IT UP!
Recovers food prepared, but not served, from a film production and acts as liaison between the production’s point of contact/caterer and a local anti-poverty agency. Provides a post production report of poundage donated and meals generated. To start a food donation program, please contact their National Asset Recovery Director Jessie Plotkin at 516.509.6136.
- CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF FOODBANKS
Find a food bank in California.
- CALIFORNIA RECYCLES
Pick-up or drop-off for e-waste.
- E-WASTE CENTER
Free residential and business pick up for e-waste.
- E-WASTE RECYCLER
Free pick-up for e-waste.
Information and directory of California e-waste recyclers.
- LA SHARES
Accepts office furniture, office supplies, office equipment, computer systems, paper products, and miscellaneous items for redistribution.
Information about waste and recycling in California. 916.341.6000
- CALIFORNIA MATERIALS EXCHANGE
Donate or find used materials.
- SMARTBUSINESS RECYCLING
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Recycler Locator
Set Construction Resources and Donations
- HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE
Non-profit home improvement stores and donation centers.
- HOLLYWOOD CINEMA PRODUCTION RESOURCES
Sells and rents used sets, accepts your used sets. Pick-up available. Benefits film program for underprivileged students.310.258.0123
- READY SET RECYCLE
Listing services for used scenery, props, wardrobe.
- CLOTHES THE DEAL
Accepts professional clothing for deserving job-seekers.
- THE PRINCESS PROJECT
Accepts 2002 or newer formal gowns and party dresses for deserving high school girls to go to prom.
- St. Anthony Foundation
Accepts used clothing.
- URBAN POSSIBILITIES
Provides free “gently used” business clothing to disadvantaged men and women engaged in a job search.
- WOMEN HELPING WOMEN
Accepts used professional clothing to benefit women and men engaged in a job search.