We haven't ever seen any specific statistics outlining the carbon emissions from car crash and car chase sequences filmed for movies or television, but it can't be good. In our current environmentally-aware global climate, movie and television studios must realize that their actions will be scrutinized, so it's not surprising to see a growing number of productions making attempts to offset their carbon emissions.

Shortly after hearing that Eric Bana's new flick Love the Beast would be going carbon neutral, news comes in that Fox will be offsetting the carbon emissions from the popular television show 24. To lessen the environmental load further, cast and crew members have switched to hybrid shuttle vehicles, trucks used by Fox will use a 20 percent biodiesel blend, motion sensors will turn lights on and off and clean energy credits will be purchased from wind farms in India.

Stars like Kiefer Sutherland will record public service announcements urging fans of the show to lessen their own environmental impact. Why 24? According to Howard Gordon, executive producer of the show, "We are arguably the worst possible offender, which is why, in a way, it made sense to start with us. If we can do it, anyone can."

[Source: NY Times]


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