Cinematory LLC & Tarkovski Ltd / The Bigger Screen has teamed up to offset their carbon footprint.
Together, the two companies have more than 20 film events scheduled for the year 2023. These events include leading film festivals such as the Brussels Independent Film Festival, the Boston Short Film Festival, the Venice Film Week, the Manhattan Independent Film Festival, the Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival, The Producer's Night Los Angeles, Doc.Berlin, Super Shorts Film Festival, and many more.
Each year the two companies calculate the carbon footprint of their projects and compensates this with planting trees through Treeplan.org.
The calculation includes the duration of the events, the number of participants, the number of staff, the heated area, the air conditioned area, how the participants arrive at the event, whether the participants had overnight stays, catering, the power consumption and how much of this is green energy, printed material, use of plastics, use of recyclable material and the produced waste.
The total amount of 10,000 trees are going to be planted with the following projects: Rainforest Reliance “Ecopower Initiative Biosphere Bosawas” in Nicaragua, Eden Reforestation Projects - Mozambique, Madagascar, Nepal and Haiti.
Maarten Cornelis (Cinematory) on working together with Treeplan.org "Treeplan.org is very efficient when it comes to putting intentions into action. They've assisted us with converting our carbon footprint to offsetting it with planting trees. They work with reforestation projects all over the world making it possible to choose within these projects according to your available budget".