Being a part of the entertainment industry has always been a little difficult considering what a tree hugger I am. Not many understand the amount of waste that is produced while creating art regardless if it's for a commercial, short film, industrial video or a feature film. While there are a lot of productions that have recently been "going green" by eliminating water bottles and opting for bio-degradable cups, plasticware and plates, there are still many things productions can do to eliminate waste, particularly in the art department. 

Having lead the art departments for both a short film and now a music video, I can safely say, going green in art is not only great for the environment, it's also great for the production budget! If you have no idea where to start, here are five ways you can make sure you not only cut your budget costs, but also decrease waste in your department, while getting a great end product.