Hello Folks,

I was reading Live Design online recently and I came across the following article on Green Theatre. Josh Allen, the wordwright for this article (which may be found here: http://livedesignonline.com/theatre/0421-green-theatre/ ), is a consultant and Lighting Designer with Theatre Consultants Collaborative, LLC.

As a proponent of Green practices for my own life, and in all my work places both in and out of the Theatre, I think he makes some very good points about accountability and sustainability. The crux of the matter is that Allen does not simply accuse others of becoming lax, but pins the tail on the donkey of extravagance by calling other “consultants, architects, engineers, installers, theatre and touring professionals alike” to take a stand for sustainability. And as we all enjoy, he offers a few ideas to get us started on solutions. I like this, because no one likes to be chsatened, and not told what they can do to fix whatever it was for which they were chastened.

You will undoubtedly read this in the italics below his article, if you have not already done so when you came to its link earlier, but “Allen is developing a blog and forum for such discussions at www.eco-theatre.org.” So please: check out the article, visit the blog regularly (it’s still in development, but “will be coming soon” so the site advertises) and let me know what you think in the mean time.

I agree with him, that we all have this opportunity to develop a responsibility that we already have. And I don’t know about you, but I’m excited!

(It occurs to me that I should program a keyboard shortcut to type “(td)^2” without actually typing it because that would be fun. Kudos to anyone who can tell me how to do that. I use a MacBook Pro by the way.)

Cheers All!