The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) is an industry-wide initiative that educates, motivates, and inspires the entire theatre community and its patrons to implement environmentally friendlier practices. The BGA, launched in 2008 in collaboration with the Natural Resources Defense Council, is an ad hoc committee of the Broadway League and a fiscal program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The BGA brings together all segments of the theatre community, including producers, theatres in New York and around the country, theatrical unions and their members, and related businesses. The BGA identifies and disseminates better practices for theatre professionals and reaches out to theatre fans throughout the country.
2018 Off-Broadway Town Hall
Monday, November 26, 2018
5:30 pm Reception, 6:00 – 7:30 pm Program
Westside Theatre, Downstairs Theatre
Come and learn more about the impacts of single-use plastic! This annual Town Hall is hosted by the Off-Broadway Chapter of the Broadway Green Alliance and is open to anyone in the community. We will also announce the timeline for the next round of our NYC Theatre Greening Grants that night, so be sure to attend to learn more. Keep an eye out for our save the date and more details!
2019 Green Broadway Award
Submissions due December 15, 2018
The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) and the Broadway League are pleased to announce the third Green Broadway Award to be given to a League member at the League Biennial in January 2019, acknowledging environmental leadership. This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the BGA.The Green Broadway Award honors an individual, show, or organization for outstanding achievement in making Broadway (in New York or on the road) more environmentally friendly.The first award was given to Jujamcyn Theaters (see the video here) in 2015 and the second was awarded to David Stone (see the video here) in 2017.
The winning nominee will have demonstrated outstanding achievement in bringing environmentally-friendlier practices to Broadway, in New York or on the road. Achievements may include: use of energy saving technology or greener products in a facility or production; innovative design using greener materials; reduction of waste and improved reuse and recycling of materials; support for environmentally friendly initiatives by others, including investments in offsets and greener energy; and/or communicating to others about greener initiatives and effecting actions.
The jury for the award will be announced shortly. Anyone can nominate a Broadway League member or production associated with the Broadway League for this award. Nominations are due by December 15, 2018. Nominations should include the name of the nominee, the name of the nominator, and a description of why you are recommending your nominee for this prize. Attachments – including photographs, short videos, or spreadsheets – are encouraged.Please submit your nominations to email@example.com no later than December 15, 2018.
New York City Theatre Greening Grants
Applications due Monday, January 14, 2019
We are pleased to announce the 2018 – 2019 New York City Theatre Greening Grants. The BGA has committed $7,500 to this program, and will fund grants up to $750 for projects that will increase energy efficiency, conserve resources, or showcase a commitment to green practices in the New York City Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and Independent Theatre communities. Click here for more information.