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La Jolla Playhouse Green Team
La Jolla Playhouse Green Team

La Jolla Playhouse's interdepartmental Green Team was established in 2010 after Playhouse staff expressed the importance of recognizing and changing habits at home and in the workplace to become more eco-friendly. Please see below for a list of completed and ongoing projects. The Team is also educating staff members on ways to reduce, reuse and recycle by including Green Tips in staff announcements and emails. According to a survey of our recycling vs. waste bins, staff and now patrons are recycling increasing amounts of waste that would otherwise be sent to the landfill!

Mission Statement

La Jolla Playhouse's Green Team promotes environmentally sustainable operating practices by:

  • Reducing waste
  • Conserving energy and water
  • Promoting sustainable purchasing practices
  • Educating staff and informing visitors
Green Team Projects – Completed and In Progress:
  • Motion sensors on most office and stairwell lighting
  • Proximity sensors installed in Men’s restroom sinks
  • Flush-o-meters installed in women's restroom toilets at Mandell Weiss Theatre
  • Janitorial paper products are made from recycled paper, cleaning products are green
  • Energy star appliances throughout theatre district (refrigerators, washers, dryers)
  • 30% recycled paper purchased for copiers
  • Inkjet cartridge recycling program
  • Reusable kitchenware in break rooms (mugs, plates, silverware)
  • Paperless and print-at-home ticketing options
  • LED lighting in Theatre District exterior
  • Retrofit of theatre lighting to LED. Transitioning house lights
  • Working with Urban Corps SD, non-profit additional recycling program
  • Using permeable paving to prevent excess water run-off
  • Completed landscaping project to include plants that require less water
  • Working with UCSD to join their composting program
  • Reduced performance playbill order by 10%
  • Adding digital signage to reduce paper
  • Worked with Sanyo to install photovoltaic panels on roof of Mandell Weiss Forum
  • Costume Shop donates/reuses/up-cycles all of their costumes and fabrics
  • Scene Shop has a complex ongoing recycle program for hazardous materials including paints, metal, wood, light bulbs and batteries
  • All shop purchases follow the Green Tool Kit guidelines, which ranks all materials by the least to greatest amount of environmental impact
  • The use of rechargeable batteries has increased significantly since the Green Team began in 2010
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