Environmentally focused video production / world environment day

05th June 2020

World Environment day reminds us we must not lose sight of the climate emergency amidst the pandemic. 

Despite Covid-19 and the global lockdown, scientists have warned that CO2 levels are rising rapidly. We are headed towards “Destination Zero” – A world in which humankind has zero impact on the environment around us.

“It’s time to wake up. To take notice. To raise our voices”

As a video production company, Hurricane has been working with leading environmental organisations that are keeping the environment at the centre of the global agenda.  We are proud to be able to help them with content that disseminates vital messages and engages audiences around the world.

The theme for World Environment Day, 5 June 2020 is biodiversity, without which our natural environment and ecosystems would not exist. With one million plant and animal species facing extinction, there is a threat, not only to the stability of our carefully balanced ecosystem but to our economy, livelihood, food security and quality of life. Urgent action is required if we are to reverse the trends of biodiversity loss and protect our planet.

As part of the World Environment campaign for 2020, the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) have been asking us, what we love about nature and what we are doing to protect it.

As a green video production company, Hurricane is constantly evaluating and adapting our practices, to ensure we are working as sustainably as possible.

Running a sustainable production has many challenges, but we have found through careful planning and preparation it is possible to reduce your carbon footprint in a variety of ways. While we are still striving to become fully carbon-neutral we believe it is the small things that make a big difference and we are committed to ensuring no leaf is left unturned when it comes to sustainability. Switching to 100% green energy in our office and moving to a digital call sheet to save paper are just a few of the things we have changed in the past year to further reduce our carbon footprint.  We provide reusable water bottles while on location,  ensure all caterers use reusable or biodegradable crockery, use public/local transport when we can; contract local crew to reduce air miles; hire equipment locally and choose sustainable accommodation options.

This year, in aid of World Environment Day the UNEP is asking us to simply “Learn, Share, Act”. To find out more, check out UNEP’s World Environment Day website and their practical guide, or tune in to the livestream for WED Fest 2020.

It’s time #fornature.

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