The Chicago Green Theatre Alliance encourages, educates, and motivates theatres to work together to adopt more environmentally friendly practices in all aspects of their organizations.
Green Tip of the Week: By reducing the need for automobile transportation and promoting environmentally preferable forms of transportation and accommodation – through employee incentives, convenient construction or event siting, access to public transportation, alternative fuels, carpooling, and efficient vehicles – an organization can reduce its contributions to these harmful effects.
Follow us on Twitter @ChiGreenTheatre and use the hashtag #chigreentheatre to share your greening efforts.
3rd Annual E-Waste and Textile Drive/Costume Exchange Recap
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 3rd Annual CGTA E-Waste/Textile Drive/Costume Exchange at Steppenwolf on Monday, June 5 and made it such a success! 14 theatres dropped off e-waste and textiles throughout the day, and more than 30 local designers/theatre artists took advantage of the costume exchange in the afternoon. We collected over 3 gaylords of e-waste to be recycled, and Savers Fundrive took away more than 50 large bags with 1350 lbs of textiles at the end of the exchange. Thanks to your participation all of that e-waste and textile will be recycled, reused and kept out of landfills!
Special thanks to our event partners:
Garvey's Office Products, Savers Fundrive and Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Next Chicago Green Theatre Alliance Meeting
Wednesday, October 18, 5:30-7PM Strawdog Theatre Company, 1802 W. Berenice
Join us for the next meeting of the Chicago Green Theatre Alliance and hear about some new CGTA initiatives. Actors, administrators, designers, technicians, stage managers, production managers and anyone that is interested in helping Chicago theatres adopt more evironmentally-friendly practices is welcome! We'll gather to hear a guest speaker, continue work on current projects, discuss new ideas, and share bright spots.
Based on research, literature review and the needs and interests expressed by the theatre community, the following provides a guide to theatre greening practices. Organized by shop or department, the tips below represent a range of suggestions and tools to improve a theatre’s environmental performance; the most important thing being to simply get started. One of the barriers to getting started is the overwhelming amount of information contained in three tool kits: Julie’s Bicycle IG Tools, NRDC/BGA Greening Advisor and Mo’olelo toolkit. What follows is a compilation of some of the most easily implemented tips culled from all three toolkits.
CGTA COMMITTEES Contact information and meeting notes for the four working committees of the Chicago Green Theatre Alliance.