last updated
April 5th, 2024

In a world focused on sustainability, we recognize our role in promoting eco-friendly practices within the video production industry. Our commitment to environmental responsibility guides our operations. We seek innovative solutions to minimize our impact while delivering exceptional results. This reflects our responsibility to the planet and our belief in the power of sustainability.

Raising the Collective Bar

We routinely inquire about ways to improve our production footprint alongside .GOV energy/climate offices, sometimes months before appearing on location.

This proactive approach has been warmly welcomed by prominent US cities, departments, and utilities.

Impact At Each Production Level

Sustainable Pre-Production

  1. Paper-Free Planning: We skip 30-100% post-consumer recycled paper all together. No paper needed when organizing and scheduling our shoots.
  2. Early Engagement with Targets: Goals of carbon neutrality, climate resiliency, etc., are all factored into our pre-production.
  3. LEED Certified Spaces: Goodsides exclusively works in LEED Certified buildings with motion sensors, natural light, and recycling and composting programs.
  4. Eco-Friendly Routes: Driving and transportation routes are considered when booking locations.


  1. Lighting Considerations: We assess lighting needs before and during shoots. We also turn lights off when they are not being used.
  2. Plastic-Free Shoots: Goodsides is plastic-free while on set. No single-use items or plastic water bottles allowed.
  3. Cleaner Environments: We clean up before and after our productions, recycling and composting any discarded items and/or litter.
  4. Non-Disturbance: Production shouldn't hurt plants or wildlife. Instead, we are aware of potential disturbances while on set.

Post Production

  1. Energy Star Certified: Only Energy Star computers, drives, and graphics cards are used for editing.
  2. File Delivery: We deliver files in batches, optimize finals, and never physically mail deliverables unless this is explicit in our contracts.

Commitments & Pledges

The following commitments or pledges have been active since 2021 and we regularly audit our performance adhering to them. If your department or institution requires further goal assignment in this area, please let us know by emailing

LA's Green New Deal
Plan Bay Area 2050
Vision California
The Climate Pledge
UN's Climate Neutral Now

Our unwavering commitment to initiatives like LA's Green New Deal, Plan Bay Area 2050, Vision California, and the Climate Pledge (Pending) underscores our dedication to a future where social and environmental responsibility are paramount. We firmly believe that businesses like ours have a crucial role to play in addressing the world's most pressing challenges.

By aligning ourselves with these ambitious frameworks, we actively contribute to building a more sustainable and equitable society. Our work not only serves to amplify the voices championing these causes but also helps drive tangible progress within our own practices and throughout our client network.   We recognize that embracing these pledges is not just a matter of good corporate citizenship; it's a catalyst for innovation and responsible growth.  Clients seeking partners who share their vision for a better world can confidently choose Goodsides, knowing we are actively working towards those shared goals.

We're In This Together

Our journey toward environmental sustainability is ongoing. If you have questions about our commitment, want to explore ways to make your own video productions more eco-friendly, or simply wish to connect, please don't hesitate to reach out at