Green Behind the Scenes at Mr. Robot


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Green Behind the Scenes at Mr. Robot
  • Pro Social Initiatives
July 08, 2016

USA Network’s Golden Globe-award winning drama Mr. Robot, which returns for season two on July 13, was awarded an EMA Green Seal for its sustainable production practices on season one last fall. The show has continued to take steps to reduce its environmental impact on season two. 

To cut energy and carbon emissions, a blend of B20 biodiesel was used to fuel generators and some trucks. On set, Mr.Robot's lighting department utilized energy-efficient LED lighting, reducing the energy demand onstage.

In an effort to minimize waste, recycling and composting were set up throughout stages. This season, the composting program was expanded to on-location filming, as well. The catering department continued its food donation program with Rock and Wrap It Up! This practice not only helps to reduce food waste, but it also gives back to the local community by feeding those who are food insecure throughout the greater New York City area. Diverting food waste from landfills through food donations and composting helps to reduce the amount of methane gas, a harmful greenhouse gas, from being released into the atmosphere.

Mr. Robot, follows Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), a young cyber-security engineer who becomes involved in the underground hacker group fsociety, after being recruited by their mysterious leader (Christian Slater). Following the events of fsociety’s 5/9 hack on multi-national company Evil Corp, the second season will explore the consequences of that attack as well as the illusion of control. The series also stars Portia Doubleday (Her), Carly Chaikin (Suburgatory), Martin Wallström (Simple Simon), Grace Gummer (The Newsroom), Michael Cristofer (Ray Donovan) and Stephanie Corneliussen (Legends of Tomorrow).

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