The Earth is our most precious resource, and it is up to all of us to protect it. At the California Film Institute, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and embedding sustainability practices throughout the organization.
We recently presented our 5-Year Sustainability Plan at the final REV Sustainability Circle, a comprehensive 6-month peer-learning program that teaches how to embed sustainable practices across an organization. CFI’s plan includes going 100% solar at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center and making future festivals zero-waste events within the next 5 years. Recent green initiative additions to our office include a Compokeeper in the kitchen, and we will be composting at our 39th Mill Valley Film Festival Opening Gala, Closing Party and Filmmaker Lounges.
Our sustainability program was launched with support from Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and with leadership from Dave Canny, we are delighted to announce that PG&E will be helping us become even more sustainable in the coming years. Our goal is to use the power of film to educate the public, volunteers and community about key sustainability issues by bringing together programs, people and facilities.
For more information about CFI’s Green Initiative, click here.