Join Sustainability Catalyst Sarah Margolius, Co-Founder of Sustainable Media Production Canada for an interactive discussion on why green is an essential part of revolutionizing the creative era. Award winning actress and artist Liisa Repo-Martell will join as a special guest. Come ready with your questions and come away with great ideas and resources. 

The world has never before experienced such a hunger for creative content. The seemingly insatiable demand for audiovisual programming has meant that Canada’s film, television, and digital media industry is busier than ever – but it also means more people are participating in an industrial process that can have significant environmental impacts. Does the screen-based industry really need a revolution to be green? What are the opportunities to pursue a creative path that doesn’t pollute the planet? What can be done if you are just one person? How can you contribute to building a healthy environment and industry, so that your career flourishes along with your creative potential? In this workshop join Sustainability Consultant Sarah Margolius, Co-Founder of Sustainable Media Production Canada, and Jessika Diamond, Senior Event Manager, discuss why green is an essential part of revolutionizing the creative era.  Come away with specific tips and resources that can help you green your next production and workplace.

Sarah Margolius. A lover of all things local and sustainable (food, as well as films), Sarah Margolius is the former President of Sustainable Media Production Canada. During her time in this role she fostered environmental stewardship in Ontario’s screen-based production industry. Sarah helped launch and tour hundreds of award-winning films with Lionsgate, Criterion Pictures, THINKFilm, and Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival and later co-founded a digital media marketing business. A certified Project Manager and Facilitator, Sarah helps organizations reduce their environmental footprints and promotes best practices safeguarding the health and well-being of people and planet.

 

Liisa Repo-Martell is an award-winning actor of stage and screen. She is also one the founding members of ARCA - Artists Real Climate Action. She increasing devotes her time to climate activism and trying to figure out what will make us change our ways and save the planet. 

Recent credits include:

Theatre:Towards Youth ( Crows Theatre) A Beautiful View (Festival Players) What a Young Wife Ought to Know (2b Theatre) The Boy in the Moon (Crows Theatre), The Watershed and Seeds (Porte Parole), Other Desert Cities (The Citadel Theatre) Creditors (Coalmine Theatre), Happy Place, Uncle Vanya, Antigone, The Lesson, School for Wives, Top Girls (Soulpepper) Eternal Hydra (Crow’s Theatre) Midsummer Night’s Dream (Stratford Festival) King Lear (Stratford Festival). 

Film/T.V. Happy Place (Sienna Films), Murdoch Mysteries, The Umbrella Academy.

FACILITATOR

Jessika Diamond is a senior Event Manager with a focus on not-for-profits fundraising and awareness-raising events. The former director of events for the Mill Valley Film Festival, she got her start running the International Championship of Collegiate A cappella - the real-life inspiration for the Pitch Perfect movies.

Sunday, Oct 25th 1:00pm – 2:30pm

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