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Day One - April 1st 2011

As a filmmaker I'm part of an industry that causes an incredible amount of waste. In the state of California, the film industry is the second largest polluter, following tight on the heels of the Petroleum Refineries.

We wanted to make sure that we as individuals, not only lived zero waste and zero impact, but as team on this project. Transportation is a huge part of the waste that the film industry. The logistics for transporting crew, cast and equipment to various locations is a concern for us each day. Today we are featuring a car co-op in Vancouver. We have an excellent Transit system with the Skytrain, buses, Seabus and park and ride stations, but sometimes you need a car.

Join us Live @ 5 to hear about our adventure today.

Sustainable
Transportation

COMPARING BUS, CAR, BIKE

FOOD TRANSPORTATION Where does your food come from?
~Great for kids - breaks down types of food and countries of origin.

WALKING AND ENERGY HARVESTING The PowerWalk™ M-Series is the culmination of years of biomedical engineering research. It represents a significant breakthrough in the portable-power field as this patented technology powers portable devices and improves their performance, permits the use of smaller and lighter rechargeable batteries, and creates opportunities for the deployment of new portable technologies. In the military arena, the PowerWalk™ M-Series reduces the weight in batteries that soldiers are required to carry for their missions and gives soldiers the ability to remain in the field indefinitely with rechargeable batteries.

While weight savings can be substantial for longer missions, the cost savings are substantial for missions of any duration. Depending on distance, the cost of getting a $0.30 battery to a soldier “in theatre”
is between $3 and $30 due mainly to logistical costs. For a soldier’s typical duty day, the PowerWalk™ M-Series would save $135 in batteries.
Assuming 200 mission days per year, the cost savings add up to $27,000 per soldier per year.


ENERGY HARVESTING SHOE
These shoes were made for walking–and for producing power. A researcher at Louisiana Tech University designed a shoe that contains a small generator in its sole. When the shoe-wearer moves, it generates a piezoelectric charge, which is then converted into electricity for charging batteries or powering small electronics in real time. The designer hopes the shoe can eventually create clean, renewable electricity to charge portable devices like sensors, GPS units and cell phones.


BC SCIENTISTS BUILD ENERGY HARVESTING DEVICE FOR HARNESSING POWER FROM WALKING
Researchers at Simon Fraser University and two American universities said the technology could potentially be used to help power prosthetic limbs or medical implants, and could provide extra energy for military personnel without the added weight of a backpack battery.

The device, which weighs about 1.6 kilograms, can generate an average of five watts of electricity with minimal extra effort on the part of the walker, said Simon Fraser University assistant professor of kinesiology Max Donelan, the lead author of an article about the device published Thursday in the journal Science.

GREEN CAR SITE
HYBRID CAR WEB
ELECTRIC VS HYBRID

Crew:
Host - Alison
Rene - DP
Diego - Editor
Guest - Tanya Paz
Research - Gien


Shoot Notes:
- Used natural and existing lighting
- Rene rode his bike
- Carpool with gear
- Single location for feature topic and live @ 5
- Mobile equipment – good on batteries and transports easier (small car vs large van)
- Lunch take out from reused dishes

- Zero Waste on set.

Tokyo Trash Talk

Fresh Insights from my cousin Brent in Japan.

Look for his column each day with tips, tricks and trash talk from Toyko.

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