We combine our sustainable production knowledge and experience to help make greening your show or organization easy and effective.
Zena Harris is President of Green Spark Group, the only sustainability consultancy in British Columbia dedicated to the implementation of sustainable production practices in the motion picture industry. She has worked with studios such as 21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal and Amazon to implement sustainable production practices on film and TV shows. Most notably she was the sustainability consultant on ‘The X-Files’ (Fox) that diverted 81% of waste from the landfill, and 'Legion' (FX-Marvel). Additionally, she consults with industry organizations such as Creative BC, and is the Creative Director of the Vancouver International Film Festival’s Sustainable Production Forum, a first-of-its-kind event in North America. Zena holds a master’s degree from Harvard University in Sustainability and Environmental Management and has done extensive research on sustainability in the motion picture industry and the cross linkage between global sustainability frameworks and motion picture industry best practices. In addition to her work at Green Spark Group, she works in the field of corporate sustainability as a consultant at Sustainserv, Inc. and is the Executive Director of the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) global nonprofit. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Squamish Arts Council.
Kelsey Evans is owner/operator of the recycling company, Keep it Green Recycling, which services business, film productions, homes and special events in the Metro Vancouver area. She has been a long-time advocate for responsible recycling practices and sustainability. Building on her sustainable production work on shows such as Tomorrowland, she is consulting with Green Spark Group to advance a coordinated approach to sustainable production efforts in British Columbia.
Ashleigh Prince has worked in the entertainment industry including, music, TV, film and live events, for the last 30 years. While working on the hit ABC show, “Nashville” in its first season, Ashleigh worked with department heads to bring about more sustainable practices across the show. Next she brought the film “Unacceptable Levels” to Nashville in 2012, to a sold out audience. The reaction by the audience to this film sparked the creation of ecogal: The Curious Consumer, a pilot and blog. Ashleigh brings her wealth of experience in entertainment to Green Spark Group and will focus her energy on advancing sustainable practices in Tennessee.
Aza O’Leary was instrumental in the co-founding of Green Spark Group. Aza has worked in the entertainment and media industry for over 15 years working in roles such as Construction Buyer on ‘The X-Files’ (a 21st Century Fox Production) and the Accounting Department on ‘Falling Skies’ (a TNT/DreamWorks Production). He has worked on over 20 major Film and TV projects in his career, working for studios such as, NBCUniversal, Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures, ABC-Disney among others. He graduated from UBC getting his Certificate in Entertainment Administration. He is passionate for both media and sustainability and is intent to help Vancouver’s Motion Picture Industry become a leader in the global Sustainable Production movement.
Bianca Wagner has a spark in her eye when talking about sustainability. She is genuinely interested in making a difference in the world. Bianca is a student at Quest University Canada and contributes thoughtful articles to our site.