Sets used once in a commercial shoot live on with independent filmmakers.

Reusable discards from advertising productions are recirculated to the local community to benefit schools, theaters, filmmakers and artists.

EcoSet Consulting was honored this week with the business and private sector 2017 Green Leadership Award for their community reuse center, the Materials Oasis. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ Annual Green Leadership Awards recognize outstanding efforts by individuals, businesses and organizations in fulfilling innovative strategies to improve our environmental sustainability.

The Materials Oasis provides a bridge between surplus reusable creative materials and the local artistic and educational communities. Through the recovery of used materials from commercial productions and marketing events, EcoSet tackles multiple issues: 1) keeping production discards and creative elements from reaching landfills and 2) providing high quality used resources to underfunded programs and artists.

The young filmmakers are able to use this set from the Materials Oasis in many different scenes. It's a great benefit to our program because we have no budget for sets. We are so grateful for this resource.

Tina Murphy, Irvine Unified School District

The Materials Oasis is a companion to EcoSet’s ReDirect service. ReDirect offers an alternative to dumpsters for any type of production or event, allowing constructed sets, custom props, displays and decor to be recirculated to indie filmmakers, theaters, schools, non-profits and artists. Since its creation in 2014, the Materials Oasis has facilitated the reuse of more than 145 tons of material. Commonly recovered items include lumber, flooring, sheet goods, textiles, lighting expendables, location protection, packaging materials, art scraps, custom props, platforms, set walls, and other fabricated structures.

About the Materials Oasis

The Materials Oasis is a community reuse facility that connects leftover materials from productions and events to local artists, theaters and educators. Opened in 2014, the reuse center allows non-profits, schools, artists and individuals to select free excess materials such as set pieces, custom built props and other salvaged materials and expendables. To obtain materials at the Materials Oasis schedule an appointment. To contribute excess materials from a production or event to the Materials Oasis, contact EcoSet ReDirect.

About EcoSet Consulting

EcoSet Consulting is a sustainable production resource to the film industry and a direct supplier to advertisers and creative agencies. In service since 2009, EcoSet implements Zero Waste practices behind the scenes of commercial shoots and experiential marketing events across the US, and recirculates reusable materials back into local communities. EcoSet's ReDirect service in Los Angeles keeps set pieces out of landfills and provides 'access to the excess' of discarded creative materials for artists, filmmakers, theaters, schools and non-profits. EcoSet is a certified Woman Owned Business and is a 2013 recipient of the Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles Sustainable Small Business Award.

CONTACT: Kris Barberg, Executive Director

kris@ecosetconsulting.com / 323-669-0232

 

Related Links:

http://ecosetconsulting.com/

http://ecosetconsulting.com/reuse

https://www.lacounty.gov/greenleadership

Source: EcoSet Consulting, LLC

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