1 YEAR OF ECO-RESPONSIBLE ACTIONS WITHIN THE INDUSTRY
On April 30, 2021, the Rolling Green action plan was born, and it is with great joy that the project’s founding partners, the Quebec film and television council (QFTC), the Conseil québécois des événements écoresponsables (CQEER) and Québécor, are celebrating one year of eco-responsible actions within the industry.
Many of you have taken part in this eco-responsible shift and it is thanks to you that the program continues its ascent towards a greener future within the film and audiovisual industry.
In order to mark the first anniversary of Rolling Green and to continue our commitment to a greener and more sustainable industry, 100 trees will be planted for productions already accredited by the program and we are also committed to continuing this action for each of the productions that will take the step in the coming year, at a rate of 5 trees per production.
This April’s newsletter is under the sign of recognition, but also the celebration of each action taken within the framework of the Rolling Green action plan and which contributed to its development.
Thank you all for your dedication and involvement.
THE LAUNCH OF THE ACTION PLAN
WE’RE ROLLING GREEN
On April 30, 2021, the Quebec film and television council (QFTC), the Conseil québécois des événements écoresponsables (CQEER) and Québecor, in collaboration with its subsidiaries MELS and TVA , were pleased and proud to announce, as founding partners, the official launch of Rolling Green. On this occasion, a press conference was held in the company of Valérie Plante (Mayor of Montreal), Caroline Voyer (Executive Director of CQEER) and Pierre Moreau (former CEO of the BCTQ).
It is in a context where the impact of audiovisual productions on the environment was becoming increasingly important that the founding partners of the project had set up the Rolling Green project, in order to sensitize all members of the industry to more environmentally responsible practices.
Photo credits: Le Journal de Montréal
THE OUTCOMES OF THE PROGRAM
IRIS AWARD, RV PRO: ECO-RESPONSIBLE RECOGNITION AWARD
As part of the RV PRO Québec Cinéma, the Quebec film and television Council presented the first Eco-Responsible Recognition Award to the Falcon Lake production by Métafilms.
VIVATS: PRESENTATION OF THE FIRST ECORESPONSIBLE AWARD
During the Vivats Awards organized by the Conseil québécois des événements écoresponsables – CQEER – Les Vivats, the QFTC had the honour of awarding the very first ecoresponsible prize to the production Le dernier rhinocéros by La Créative Films.
OUR ACCREDITED PRODUCTIONS
Since its inception, the Rolling Green program has accredited 11 productions and 6 more are currently in the accreditation process. The Rolling Green team congratulates each of these productions on their green achievements!
12 ECO-RESPONSIBLE CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS
CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS ON GOING GREEN
Since the beginning of the program, several trainings/workshops have been given, in order to accompany the industry in its green shift!
May 18 & 19: Eco-responsible film sets training, with INIS.
April 27 & 28, 2022 : AQPM discussion on the theme: how to mobilize your team to adopt eco-responsible reflexes?
April 5: Academy Panel LIVE: Cross-Canada Roundtable | The Future is Green: An Update on Sustainable Production
March 31, April 26: Training on the carbon calculator
April 21, 2022 : RV Québec cinéma
April 8, 2022 : ACCT
January 31, 2022 : Main Film – webinar | Invitation to Produce a film in an eco-responsible manner
January 26, 2022 : Webinar on Green Shooting Accreditation for UQAM students
November 1, 2021: Webinar on Rolling Green Accreditation for ATM students
October 21, 2021: Les Vivats Webconference | Filming set: eco-responsible and economical
August 4, 2021: EcoLeader Funding Webinar
April 30, 2021: Official launch
Credits: Québec Cinéma, Kinga Michalska
THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS!
The Rolling Green action plan is made possible thanks to the support of each of its partners who, through their generous contribution, allow us to make the program free and accessible to all.
As we celebrate our first anniversary, Rolling Green is also celebrating one year of collaboration with each of our partners and we thank each of them for their support in this adventure.
Moreover, the Rolling Green program is very happy to announce that the AQPM has joined the ranks of its rallying partners and it is with great enthusiasm and ambition that the Rolling Green team expect the future of this partnership.