I’ve written about Film Biz Recycling and its founder Eva Radke before. To summarize, Eva established FBR in 2008 to take in and turn out wardrobe, set dressing, props and raw materials from wrapped film, TV and commercial productions that were otherwise dumpstered and land-filled. Since then, well over 500 tons of said materials have been diverted and re-distributed to local charities or sold or rented to the public and the trade out of FBR’s 11,000 square-feet warehouse in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
It doesn’t get much better, as a nonprofit organization devoted to sustainability and social responsibility in the entertainment industry–or the visionary person heading it. So I’m truly honored, proud and humbled to be named to the Film Biz Recyling Advisory Board.
Of course, now I have to figure out how I can help!
One way is to talk it up, which I’m doing here and will do more of elsewhere. Another is to help in securing what Eva calls “cool experiences” that FBR can auction via Charity Buzz, the online site that brings together “acclaimed celebrities, inspiring luminaries and beloved brands” in auctioning “extraordinary experiences and luxuries to benefit remarkable charities making an impact.”
These might include, say, signed merchandise, meet-and-greets, VIP tickets, music lessons, industry consultations, just about anything that people might be willing to bid on to help a remarkable charity.
So if anyone has any pertinent ideas or wants to get involved personally, please contact me here or via Facebook, Twitter, phone, email, etc.! FBR is a great orgaization, and I’m proud to be a part of it.
Here are a pieces I did on FBR and Eva at examiner.com: