Everyone is familiar with the hit series from Fox Network starring Kiefer Sutherland, 24. While many follow it thanks to its episodes and twists, a touch of green has been reportedly made in the offing and thus making it the first environmental friendly television series ever to be aired today.
The main purpose is to help reduce carbon emissions and it all starts from the sets of the tapings of the said show. But seeing that most of its locations are not limited to just one set, main scenes will somehow be minimized as far as using of environmentally hazardous sets such as dismantling of buildings and equipment together with new innovative use of energy through solar panels and bamboo flooring.
The special effects, the constructing, followed by dismantling of buildings and other equipment, as well as the transportation from one scene to another, all adds to the carbon scale. However, according to the production manager of Twentieth Century Fox Television Mike Posey, lowering the carbon footprint (how many metric tons of carbon produced) would be a great achievement because “24″ is their most expensive show.
Executives have begun an overhaul for environmental applications including solar panels for their warehouses, environmentally friendly bamboo flooring and a fleet of new low emission Priuses for drivers of the crews. Also, new generators are being run on biodiesel and fluorescent lights have been installed.
Because of the steps already taken to reduce carbon emissions, Posey stated they have “reduced its emissions by 125 metric tones”. This is equivalent to taking almost thirty cars off the highway. Can anyone else in the television business say that?
(Source) College Publisher Network