A new report out of UCLA says Hollywood creates more air pollution than the apparel, hotel or aerospace industries in Southern California. It appears that outdoor, live-action car crashes and all things related to filming contribute to most of the industry-generated pollutants, but so do editing computers that require electricity and air conditioning. One production house will install solar panels to reduce dependence on the grid. The report cited examples of enviro-friendly moves, including planting tress to offset CO2 emissions caused by vehicles and generators during production.
[Source: Daniel B. Wood/Christian Science Monitor]