The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has teamed up with the Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) to create the NRDC Theatre Greening Advisor—a guide to help theatres across the country implement eco-intelligent practices.

By promoting energy efficiency, recycling programs, waste reduction, water conservation and other smart operations, theatres and productions will help keep our nation’s air and water clean, reduce their contribution to global warming and see cost saving benefits.

This guide provides information for all six of the BGA’s committees: Pre/Post Production, Production, Venues, Touring, Education and Outreach. You can access this information by clicking on any one of the sections listed across the green menu bar at the top of this page. Each of the sections in this menu bar, starting with “Why Be Green”, includes a variety of subsections that appear in the lower turquoise menu bar. Use your cursor to explore the dropdown menus of content available for these subsections and click items to open pages on the different topics to learn more.

Theatre and the environment are inextricably linked. Without clean air, clean water and a healthy climate, our enjoyment of most productions–indoor or outdoor–would not be possible. In fact, nature is the ultimate source of all economic value. No commerce or culture is possible without clean air and water; fertile topsoil; a chemically stable atmosphere; raw materials for food, energy and medicine; or the natural processing of waste by the millions of species inhabiting our soil, water and air.