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The Hollywood Reporter’s Sustainability Issue: Creating Hollywood’s Greener Future

Explore The Hollywood Reporter’s Sustainability Issue: Creating Hollywood’s Greener Future *** The dire situation regarding climate change can lead to inertia when it comes to taking action — that nothing we do can alter the cataclysmic fate that headlines constantly warn about. There’s the study that says we have less than a decade to prevent […]

Tom Ford Reveals Plastic Innovation Prize Finalists

Fashion designer, film director and chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Tom Ford is leading the push for more sustainable practices in the fashion world. In 2020, Ford teamed up with Calabasas-based nonprofit foundation Lonely Whale (dedicated to preventing plastic waste from landing in the oceans) to debut the Tom Ford […]

Jane Fonda Launches Climate-Focused Political Action Committee

Jane Fonda is taking her fight against climate change to the next level, on Wednesday announcing the formation of a Political Action Committee to defeat politicians aligned with the fossil fuel industry. Ariel Hayes, former national political director of the Sierra Club, will serve as the Jane Fonda Climate PAC’s primary advisor. The committee will […]

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Norton Take Stance to Save California Solar Incentives: “A Moment of Truth and Choice”

California’s solar power future has been up for debate in recent weeks and Hollywood — from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lance Bass to Edward Norton and Mark Ruffalo — is weighing in. In December, the California Public Utilities Commission issued a proposal that, if approved, would cut incentives for homeowners with rooftop solar panels, while implementing […]

COP26: Daniel Bruhl Named Goodwill Ambassador for UN World Food Programme (Exclusive)

German-Spanish actor Daniel Brühl (Rush, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) has been appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian organization aimed at ending hunger around the globe. Brühl’s cooperation with the WFP was announced at the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow on Wednesday. The actor […]

German Film and TV Companies, Netflix Launch Green Production Initiative

Germany’s leading broadcasters, film producers and streaming companies unveiled a new environmental initiative Friday, agreeing to take a more sustainable approach to the production of films and TV series. The so-called Green Shooting initiative will see producers and commissioners commit to certain minimum ecological standards, such as using LED spotlights on set, switching to vegetarian […]

Environmental Media Association Sets Impact Summit, Awards for In-Person Return

After going virtual in 2020 amid the pandemic, the Environmental Media Association is returning to in-person events this fall with its Impact Summit and annual awards gala. The summit, set for Sept. 2 at the Pendry West Hollywood, will feature panelists and attendees including Malin Akerman, Constance Zimmer, stylist Karla Welch, Wolfgang Puck, Alex Winter, […]

“Lights, Camera, Plastic?” Campaign Seeks to Ax Single-Use Plastics On-Screen

Habits of Waste, a Los Angeles-based environmental nonprofit, is working to save the planet via the big screen. The group is gaining momentum for its “Lights, Camera, Plastic?” campaign, just in time for Plastic Free July, in its mission to significantly reduce the amount of single-use plastic shown in TV and film, thereby ending the […]

Environment in Focus in New Cannes Sidebar

Cannes is going green(er). For its 74th edition, the Cannes International Film Festival has launched a new stand-alone section focusing on climate change, featuring one scripted drama and six documentaries centered around environmental issues. Louis Garrel’s feature The Crusade, a drama about children who come together to protect the planet, will have its world premiere […]

‘I Am Greta’ Director Nathan Grossman on Greta Thunberg’s Extraordinary Year

Greta Thunberg documentary 'I Am Greta' is making its debut at the Venice Film Festival. Director Nathan Grossman talks about what he learnt spending a year with the teenage climate activist. 

Radiohead to Release Stolen Music to Aid Environmental Activist Group

Radiohead says a trove of unreleased music has been stolen for ransom. But instead of paying up, the band will release it in aid of environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion.

Former Presidents to Host Hurricane Relief Concert

Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter will all attend the event, featuring performances from Alabama, Lyle Lovett and others.