Now, as regular readers know, my resolution this year was to be more green on set. I promised to mark and re-use my water bottle. I was frequently guilty of placing it by the monitor and forgetting to mark it as mine. Then when I would turn around and see the 50 other unmarked water bottles that had migrated around the monitor, I was not sure which one was mine. And being sort of a germ freak, I was reluctant to take a swig from a bottle that could have been someone else's. I'm proud to say, that I have been very good at marking my bottle and recycling it after the job since my resolution!
With this in mind check out Abbey Singer Blues (a blog written by a Boston lighting technician) His most recent post about being Green, led me to a link he referenced about FaERI.org. A non-profit film and entertainment recycling initiative.
At the FaERI website they have a wonderful departmental recycling guide. Make sure to check out that section and see what your department can do. As a scripty it's true, I get reams and reams of old scripts which I can proudly say, I make sure to send all that paper to the recycling bin.
It's all about getting into a habit don't you think? Lately my struggle has been remembering to bring my reusable bag to the grocery store. I'll find myself at the checkout and realize...... crap my reusable bag is at home doing no good for the environment! So, I'll act like a crazy lady and if it's five things or less I'll say, "No bag please" to which the cashier always gives me that quizzical look. Then, I walk out trying to successfully carry a gallon of milk, three jars of pasta sauce and a box Cap'n Crunch to the car.
I have now got myself into a habit, the reusable bag stays in the car, and once I unload it in my house...I immediately put it back into my car for my next shopping trip. Duh!