The Good Place

Production Sustainability

The Good Place and Living Up to the Name

For three years The Good Place has been a TV juggernaut, thrilling and surprising audiences. In its fourth and final season, filmed this past summer on the Universal Studios legendary backlot, and airing now, The Good Place doubled down on its commitment to on-set sustainability. “We work to reduce the environmental impact of our productions, while also supporting the local community,” said Kimberly Burnick, sustainable production manager. “It was incredible to see The Good Place team enthusiastically participate in the NBCUniversal Sustainable Production Program.” As part of the program, The Good Place team strove to be a zero-waste set. Efforts included a robust recycling and composting program, significant reduction of single use plastics by utilizing reusable water bottles and filtered water.

On the production side, the show utilized LED set lighting, which is up to 70% more efficient than conventional set lighting. They also made sure that excess food from catering was donated to the Hollywood Food Coalition, totaling 1,100 meals to those in need. Because of these efforts, The Good Place Season 4 earned a Green Seal from the Environmental Media Association, proving once again, The Good Place really is the best place. Great job!

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