One of the nation’s preeminent cultural events, the Tony Awards, in collaboration with the Broadway Green Alliance and with guidance from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), took steps to reduce the environmental impact of its annual awards show telecast and related events. This year’s Tony Awards greening efforts included recycling, use of hybrid transportation, and wider use of environmentally- friendlier materials. This effort was achieved thanks to the collaborative efforts of The Broadway League, The American Theater Wing, The Beacon Theater, Alan Wasser Associates, and White Cherry Entertainment.
- The Beacon Theater has taken a number of steps towards reducing environmental impacts at their venue, including: a comprehensive energy audit of the facility performed by Energy Analytics, resulting in an enhanced energy efficiency plan, and recent installation of efficient lighting
- Hybrid vehicles were provided for presenter transportation.
- The Red Carpet was made from 100% recycled material with 49% post-consumer content.
- The production/management company for the Tony Awards used paper with post-consumer recycled content.
- The public relations office posted all press materials online and only printed press materials upon request; printouts were on paper with 100% recycled content.
- The restrooms in the Beacon Theater were stocked with tissue products containing post-consumer recycled content and core-less toilet tissue.
- The Tony Awards Production office recycles paper, bottles, bottle caps, and batteries.
- The trash from the Beacon Theater is taken to a materials recovery facility where all recyclables are sorted outand recycled.
- The Beacon Theater recently retrofitted their restrooms with low-flow toilets and faucets.