Broadway Green Alliance

New York,  NY 
United States
http://www.broadwaygreen.com
  • Booth: 531

The Broadway Green Alliance educates, motivates, and inspires the entire theater community and its patrons to implement environmentally friendlier practices. Stop by our booth (#638), or go to BroadwayGreen.com to become a BGA College Green Captain.

Since 2008, the Broadway Green Alliance, an industry-wide initiative that educates, motivates and inspires the entire theater community and its patrons to implement environmentally friendlier practices, has been helping Broadway get greener. 

We have resources for theater professionals and students to help in greening the design, lighting, running, closing, or touring of a show. 

Some of the things we have worked on:

  • Changing all of the marquee and outside lights on Broadway to energy-efficient LED and CFLs. That’s over 100,000 actual bulbs and saves over 700 tons of carbon each year.
  • There is a BGA liaison, or Green Captain, at nearly all of the shows currently running on Broadway. They bring our green message backstage.
  • Most theater venues now use greener housecleaning materials prepared in efficient concentration stations that re-use cleaning bottles.
  • Shows are now washing costumes in energy efficient, Energy Star washers and dryers.
  • Most shows now use rechargeable batteries in microphones and flashlights, and many print their own cast change notes. 
  • Some shows use water filtration systems and most use reusable bottles backstage
  • We are working to keep almost 90% of scenery out of landfills when shows close by reusing or recycling what otherwise would be thrown away.
  • The BGA holds electronic-waste and textile recycling events twice a year
  • The BGA operates a free binder exchange where anyone can pick-up or drop-off binders for use in readings and rehearsals.
  • Touring production respondents reported recycling programs and green product use at over 80% of theaters. The Touring Green program has offset over 10,000 tons of carbon through Native Energy.
  • Check out our new resources: the NRDC Theatre Greening Advisor and the Greener Lighting Guide both accessed from our website BroadwayGreen.com

We encourage all green-minded theater professionals and students to join us! For more information go to BroadwayGreen.com or email us at green@broadway.org. 


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