The Green Cinema Handbook, which is published by the Federal Film Board FFA in Germany, is awarded the "Project Sustainability 2020" prize that is given out by the Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) and the Regional Hubs for Sustainability Strategies (RENN).The award was handed out by Wolfgang Michael Pollmann, State Councilor of the Hamburg Ministry for Environment and Energy.
„Our decision to introduce the topic of ecology and sustainability to the cinema industry early on has been proved as a right step", says Peter Dinges, Chairman of the FFA. "An efficient use of energy and resources makes ecologically as well as economically sense for all enterprises and industries. The European Green Deal is the best proof for the importance that this topic gained by now."
„This prize is also a recognition of the great engagement of the exhibitors as the numerous best practice examples of practical green measures show", underlines Birgit Heidsiek, Author of the Green Cinema Handbook which she produced on behalf of the FFA. As FFA Consultant Green Cinema she also operates the online platform.
The Green Cinema Handbook features measures, requirements and best practice examples of exhibitors which help to operate cinemas more environmentally friendly. As green Best Practice Guide, the book focuses on the areas of energy efficiency, renewables, concession and waste management.
The compliance with the UN Sustainability Goals plays also a role in the film and media industry. Affordable and clean energy, efficient facility management, responsible consumption with transparent supply chains, climate protection measures and waste avoidance are not any longer discussed only on screen but also become operative.
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