Clara
George

Project: Bringing Sustainability to Hollywood North: Developing a green plan for the Vancouver film industry

Clara George is a Vancouver based television producer, sustainable production advocate and change-maker. Over her 25-year career, Clara has won an Emmy Award and PGA Award for “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee”; an NCAAP Award for “Sounder”; and a Women Image Awards for “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”. Clara has been an advocate of changing the way we produce film and television, promoting and practicing Sustainable Production. In 2018, Clara was chosen as one of the first Reel Green Ambassadors by Creative BC and was honoured as a Sustainable Champion at the Vancouver International Film Festival, Sustainable Production Forum.

The Project

Clara pledges to bring sustainability to the forefront of the film and television industry. Vancouver is the 3rd largest production centre in North America. Individually, each show employs thousands of people and spends millions of dollars – collectively, we are the largest industry in Vancouver. Any and all changes that we can put into practice on one show can be multiplied by the 100s of productions shot in Vancouver each year, creating an immediate and significant reduction of the city’s carbon footprint. Through C40's Women4Climate Mentorship Program, Clara will be working with Vancouver city planners and policy makers to set-up better, sustainable systems that will allow productions to lower their impact. Specifically, opening up clean energy power sources to the industry to reduce the use of diesel generators while filming. Her goal is to make Vancouver the most sustainable production centre in the world and help create a blueprint that all filming centres can follow.