Action speaks louder than words. Let's make the Norwegian cultural sector greener.
A few years back Babusjka decided to start on a journey to fundamentally change the way we work and produce. We wanted to build a trustworthy systematic and practical tool that measures and reduces the climate footprint for film productions.
We invited other leading film Norwegian production companies Bacon, _dept and Pravda to join in and collaborate.
Today Green Producers Club is up and running and with more than 30 members, and 126 productions has so far been through the system, compensating for over 5000 tons of Co2.
Babusjka was nominated "Green Company of the year" by the city of Oslo in 2020. This nomination would not be possible without our collaborators.
The Green Work continues, and in 2021 Babusjka, together with leading playerrs in the cultural sector - The Norwegian Opera & Ballett, The Øyafestival, Strix and Virke and leading players in climate research - CICERO , was granted support from the Research Council of Norway (Forskningsrådet) to develop a systematic tool that will measure and reduce the climate footprint for productions in the cultursl sector. The tool is named Green Producers Tool.
At the end of every production, the production receives a climate score with an accurate overview of carbon footprints, as well as a climate report. Arrangements will be made for users to be able to easily retrieve data from the report, so that they can see where the impressions are greatest, and thus also see the potential for improvement. Furthermore, the tool will propose adapted measures for the various emission sources such as food consumption, transport, energy consumption, costumes, stage materials, etc.
The impact of the research that is done and the tool that is developed will be helpful to many. Arrangements are being made for the Green Producers Tool to become the certification tool the Norwegian cultural sector will want to use to reduce its climate footprint.
The user will experience a tool that can help them to quickly reduce the reduction of their own imprint, as well as been given a detailed overview of the emissions related to production. This will result in users being able to contribute more quickly in helping to reach the climate goals by 2030.