As the world shifts towards environmentally conscious practices, industries like filmmaking are beginning to explore ways to reduce their carbon footprint on the planet. In Kelowna, a movie production company is taking the lead by utilizing electric trucks to assist with their productions. This innovative approach to filmmaking not only helps the environment, but it also helps the local community by creating new job opportunities and boosting the city’s economy. In this article, we will delve deeper into how Kelowna movie productions are utilizing electric trucks and the benefits of this sustainable approach.
The film industry is taking steps toward becoming more eco-friendly with the use of electric trucks during film production. A movie entitled “Goals for Christmas” being filmed in Kelowna and Vernon in the Okanagan region of Canada is using these five-ton trucks for set deck, props, and special effects.
According to producer Gilles Laplante, this movie is the first North American production using electric trucks. Laplante believes that the major benefit of employing these trucks is cost-saving as they offset fuel costs. Moreover, they can be used during curfews that occur in various municipalities, allowing the film crew to work late into the night without disturbance to neighbors or nearby businesses as the trucks are silent.
The use of electric trucks is not just limited to the movie industry; several companies across multiple industries, including UPS, Amazon, and Walmart, are already using them for delivery and logistics services. Electric trucks are becoming increasingly popular because they have lower operating costs compared to traditional diesel engines. Replacing gasoline and diesel fuel with electricity will enable the transportation industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.
The move towards electric trucks in the movie industry is part of a larger trend towards greater sustainability in film production. As climate change concerns become more pressing, filmmakers are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Recent years have seen increasing demands from industry professionals to prioritize sustainability policies and practices.
Many films have now begun implementing eco-friendly practices, such as reducing the use of single-use plastics and using renewable energy sources during production. For example, the “Jurassic World: Dominion” team is offsetting 15,000 metric tons of carbon emissions generated during production by planting trees and developing peatlands in Scotland. Furthermore, the production team for James Cameron’s “Avatar” films is investing in a sustainable biofuel company, and the Disney-owned studio, Marvel, recently announced its commitment to carbon neutrality.
The demand for electric vehicles and sustainable film production practices can also create job opportunities in the green economy. The film industry can create stable, well-paying jobs while reducing the environmental impact of producing movies. Replacing carbon-emitting vehicles with electric trucks is just one step toward a more sustainable film industry. They can also be a valuable addition to a variety of industries, contributing to reducing carbon emissions and working towards a cleaner future.
In conclusion, the Kelowna movie industry is embracing sustainable practices by incorporating electric trucks into their production processes. This innovative approach not only promotes environmental conservation but also explains the importance of embracing new technologies to adapt and progress. We hope that this trend continues and sets a positive example for other industries to follow. Kelowna News will keep you up-to-date on any further sustainable advancements made in the movie industry and beyond. Let’s all do our part in preserving the planet for future generations.