18 October 2013
The bright lights and glittering stars of the Berlin International Film Festival don’t immediately call to mind energy efficiency. But since 2010, the event has become increasingly climate friendly, switching to green energy, reducing paper use and streamlining its merchandising and catering.
However, by far the biggest environmental impact of such a spectacle are the carbon emissions coming from the air travel and other transportation that it requires.
To compensate for this impact, the festival has turned to the carbon credit market. Facilitated by the Forest Carbon Group, the film festival supports internationally significant forest projects, earning the credits needed to offset its carbon footprint.
Read more from the Globe and the Mail here.