Detroit-based Carbon Credit Environmental Services said last week that it's partnering with the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival to make the event "green" through carbon offsetting.

The festival takes place Thursday, June 25 through Sunday, June 28, and is presented by Wayne County and hosted by Wayne State University.

This process will be achieved by a greenhouse gas and carbon dioxide energy audit performed by CCES, providing an estimate on how much CO2 will be emitted during the event. CCES estimates energy, water usage and paper/food waste used by the estimated 5,000 festival attendees as well as the charging of four GEM electric cars, on loan from Chrysler.

Based on those figures, CCES estimates it will offset approximately 5.2 tons of carbon emissions at DWIFF, including multiple buildings at Center for Creative Studies, Wayne State University, the Detroit Public Library and the University of Windsor.

“Carbon Credit Environmental Services is thrilled to partner with such a prestigious film festival as DWIFF and applaud festival management for their efforts to ensure that Detroit Windsor receives the full benefits of their commitment to be carbon neutral,” said Mike Dolkowski, CCES president. “With the movie boom hitting our great state, this event provides CCES a fabulous opportunity to show the entertainment industry the value that CCES can bring with the creation of green sets.”

CCES will provide offsetting DWIFF’s TechFair at CCS, which focuses on the production side of the business. The offset for the TechFair will focus on an alternative energy project with CCS.

"We are very excited to be working with Carbon Credit Environmental Services to create a film festival that is not only green, but actually benefits other creative projects around Detroit,” said Scott Paul Dunham, DWIFF vice president of community development. “The collaboration with our hosts and creative partners is further enhanced by ensuring the DWIFF has a minimal impact on our environment. We see carbon offsetting as a great way to bring organizations together to generate positive results in our creative community."

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CCES is located in TechTown, an internationally recognized high tech village in the city of Detroit affiliated with Wayne State University.

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