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Green Sheet Issue 23
Spring 2015
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HIGHLIGHTS 
The Green Broadway Award Presented to Jujamcyn Theaters! 
 
Inaugural College Green Captain 
Prize given out at USITT 2015!
The Broadway Green Alliance was pleased to present the very first Green Broadway Award to Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, at the Broadway League Biennial in February. Jujamcyn received the award in acknowledgement of their exceptional leadership in the Broadway community’s ongoing initiative to become greener.
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The Broadway Green Alliance has just announced the winner of another new award.
The College Green Captain Prize was created to reward College Green Captains for their greening efforts on campus productions.  We are pleased to announce that Travis Blackwell, Green Captain at the University of Memphis Theater Department, has won the 2015 prize. 
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Winter E-waste Drive 
a big success! 
 
Save the Date:
Earth Day Textile Drive
22nd April 2015, 11AM-2PM
We are happy to report that we collected over 7,000 pounds of electronic waste from the Broadway community at our annual winter drive in February.  A big thank you to our volunteers -Elizabeth Cohen, Susan Lupow, Katherine McNamee, Dave Roth, and Mary Wooten. NYC's green mascot, Birdie, joined us to collect the e-waste from dozens of shows, offices, and allied theater businesses on a cold day. 
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Once again we will be out in Times Square collecting all kinds of textiles for recycling by Wearable Collections.They accept all clothing, hats, belts, bags, shoes, towels, sheets, curtains and fabric for re-use and recycling.  Start cleaning out your closets and celebrate Earth Day by recycling! 
Sign Up to Volunteer Here
EARTH HOUR 2015
It's that time of year again when the World Wildlife Fund asks everyone around the world to turn off all electricity for one hour to focus on climate change. From the Eiffel Tower to the Sydney Opera House, cities and landmarks all around the world will be participating. In New York the Barclays Center and One Times Square will join Broadway and other landmarks yet to sign up to remind everyone about climate change and what we take for granted.  For the last several years the BGA has asked all Broadway theaters and all Green Captains to participate.Theaters are asked to turn off their marquee lights for the hour and Green Captains are asked to spread the word backstage to unplug and turn off any non-essential lighting.  

Earth Hour 2015 will take place on Saturday, March 28th from 8:30-9:30 pm.

Tag us in your #earthhour photos!
To find out more info or to join please go to EarthHour.org.  
PHANTOM CELEBRATES A GREENER ANNIVERSARY
It was nice to hear from PHANTOM Assistant Company Manger and BGA member Katherine McNamee that the 27th anniversary gifts for cast and crew were beautiful tote bags. But we were even more excited to learn that the bags were made from the old vinyl banners for PHANTOM.  The company Relan made the bags from the banners which flew around Times Square.  The banners were saved from being thrown away and then made into something great-- wonderful up-cycling, PHANTOM!
THE RETURN OF THE GREEN CAPTAINS
One of the lovely measures of the success of our Green Captain Program is how many Green Captains return to serve again on their next shows. Right now we have a whole bunch of past Green Captains eagerly volunteering to help their latest projects get greener.

Welcome back to Bethany Russell (DR. ZHIVAGO), Montego Glover and Harriet Harris (IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU), Ruthie Ann Miles (THE KING & I) and Sarah Strimel (AN AMERICAN IN PARIS). We're thrilled to have you back and excited to see what veteran GCs can accomplish.

 

And....
Four Green Minds Are Better Than One!

We broke a Green Captain record this season- four Green Captains on one show! At the first rehearsal for each show, the Equity rep asks for an interested person to serve as that production's Green Captain. At FUN HOME when Equity asked for someone they were shocked when not one but four people eagerly jumped up to volunteer! Actresses Roberta Colindrez, Judy Kuhn, Beth Malone, and Emily Skeggs make up our “Green Team” for FUN HOME over at Circle In The Square. We can’t wait to see what fun green improvements these ladies can make! 

OFF-BROADWAY GOES GREEN

The BGA worked with the Off-Broadway League and A.R.T/New York to gather dozens of people to talk about environmentally friendlier practices off-Broadway at an event on March 16th. The D-Lounge at the Daryl Roth Theatre was the location for this event, which included a key-note speech from environmentalist Helena Durst and a welcome from Off-Broadway League President Adam Hess. 
A panel of theater folk -- Brett Banakis (off-Broadway set designer), Helen Bennett (Public Theater), Lory Henning (BLUE MAN GROUP), Jeremy Pickard (Superhero Clubhouse), and Mike Wade (Atlantic Theatre Company) -- talked about successes and challenges in their green journeys. The attendees then broke up into groups to discuss how to approach the greening of venues, shows, and the design and build process, respectively.  Terry Byrne, Chair of the Off-Broadway League's Green Committee, ended the evening by introducing two new programs:  a program from The New School that matches graduate students with venues for free environmental audits and a new BGA program that will provide small seeding grants to Off-Broadway venues or companies for starting greening initiatives. 

Email green@offbroadway.org for more information.  

ECO-TIPS
Electronics Recycling with 
E-cycleNYC 
 
Textiles Recycling with
Re-fashionNYC
Eligible buildings with 10 or more units get free collection bins and pickup service for electronics recycling in compliance with the 2015 New York State electronics waste ban. Learn more: nyc.gov/ecycle.
Qualified buildings with 10 or more units receive free collection bins and pickup service for clothing reuse and recycling. All proceeds from donations support the charitable mission of Housing Works. For more info, visit: nyc.gov/refashion.
NYC Organics Collection
 
Paper Recycling

Buildings with 10 or more units can enroll to receive curbside collection of residents' food scraps, food-soiled paper, and yard waste to be turned into compost. Find out more:nyc.gov/organics.

 
Want an easy way to encourage recycling in your apartment building? Put paper recycling bins near your mailboxes! Residents can drop junk mail, envelopes, and paper packaging directly in the recycling bin
 
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