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Find out what Broadway is doing to help the environment, from making theater venues more energy efficient to helping reduce waste.
BROADWAY GREEN ALLIANCE
Since 2008, the Broadway Green Alliance, an industry-wide initiative that educates, motivates, and inspires the entire theater community and its patrons to implement environmentally friendlier practices, has been helping Broadway get greener. They have worked to change all of the lights on Broadway to energy-efficient LED and CFLs; have a BGA liaison, or Green Captain, at all of the shows currently running on Broadway; and have encouraged all Broadway shows to use rechargeable batteries in microphones and flashlights, keeping thousands of toxic disposable batteries from the waste stream every month.
Thanks to their initiatives many theater venues now use greener house cleaning materials prepared in efficient concentration stations and shows are now washing costumes in energy efficient washers (generously donated by LG Electronics) that save enough energy to light the outside and marquee lights for nearly two months.
BGA Community Events and Initiatives
Textile and Electronics Drives
The BGA regularly holds drives where you can bring in unwanted clothes and certain types of household goods and electronics to be properly recycled or reused — making it as easy as possible for you to sustainably get rid of what you don't need.
The BGA collects a variety of items year round in their office for recycling, upcycling, and safe disposal, including batteries, ink and toner cartridges, eyeglasses, instrument strings, unused toiletries, oral care, and more.
The Binder Project
The Binder Project is a free binder share initiative open to the theater community. For many developmental readings and workshops, theater companies and producers need binders for scripts and scores. These are bought new and most of them are used for a week or two and then either take up space in your already small offices until the next reading or workshop — or worse, get thrown away. The Binder Project seeks to end the expense, the storage issue, and the waste.