About EcoSet


For press inquiries, contact Executive Director, Kris Barberg, kris@ecosetconsulting.com



EcoSet has been partnering with advertising clients to address the impacts of commercial productions and marketing events since 2009. By mitigating waste and prioritizing reuse over disposal, we're creating a better "business as usual" behind the scenes of the production process.  

Press & Articles

Press Release - LA County Green Leadership Awards - April 11, 2017  /  EcoSet's Materials Oasis Wins LA County Green Leadership Award

PGA Green - Green Production Guide Article - March 2017  /  EcoSet Brings "Zero Waste" to Productions and Redirects Disposals

Staff Me Up - Green Production Practices  /  Best Practices for an Environmentally Friendly Production

United Airlines Hemispheres Magazine - December 4, 2014  /  Lights, Camera, Recycle!

Shoot Online - April 25, 2014  /  The Positive Impacts of Zero Waste Ad Production

The Daily Republic - April 22, 2014  /  Growing a Greener Production

Subaru Drive Magazine – March 7, 2014  /  EcoSet: Helping Subaru Go Greener

Mother Nature Network / Money – September 25, 2013  /  30-Second Ads Getting Leaner, Greener

Good.is – April 25, 2013  /  EcoSet Consulting Wins Small Business Award from the Sustainable Business Council

Finance & Commerce – December 4, 2012  /  Sustainable: Target Corp., Others Reduce Downstream Waste

Triple Pundit – April 13, 2012  /  Lights, Camera… Waste Diversion

Target – A Bullseye View – March 16, 2012  /  What’s Old is New Again

Waste 360 – March 16, 2012  /  Green Screen  /  Shooting for Zero

Target – A Bullseye View – January 12, 2012  /  Lights, Camera and Taking Action: EcoSet Takes on the Film Industry

Forbes – August 3, 2011  /  How Target is Greening Their… Television Commercials?

Advertising Age – January 10, 2011  /  When it Comes to Commercials, Target, Others Keep It Green


 2017 Winner

LA County Green Leadership Award:

Business/Private Sector



2013 Winner

Industry Achievement Award:

Sustainable Small Business



EcoSet was founded in 2008 as a response to the evident need to reduce the environmental impact of the film production industry.

Comprised of experienced entertainment professionals with backgrounds in Film, TV & Commercial production, we are proud to be a part of the movement to bring environmental consciousness into the entertainment and advertising industry.

Our goal is to provide practical solutions to shift commercial productions towards sustainable production practices. This transition in thinking and culture benefits the people and companies involved in the projects, the surrounding community in which we work, and ultimately the planet.

EcoSet is a certified women owned and operated business and employs professionals from the production and sustainability industries. Our office is located in Los Angeles, CA. We primarily support productions in Los Angeles and New York and are available for other markets on a case-by-case basis.


Certified Women Owned Business Since 2011

Certified LA Green Business Since 2014



Associate Member

Listed Vendor

Meet the Team


Kris Barberg
Executive Director, Partner

Kris Barberg began her EcoSet adventures in 2009 in a freelance capacity and transitioned to full-time in 2010. In 2012, Kris became the Executive Director of EcoSet and a partner in 2014. Her career in the film industry began in 1998, first as a videographer and editor, then working as a freelancer for ten years in commercials and features in Minnesota and Los Angeles. Kris’s passion for low-impact living combined with her knowledge of film sets drives EcoSet’s mission to help transition the commercial production industry to Zero Waste practices and a more effective use of resources. Kris is the pack leader for EcoSet’s rescued dog Mister. When not at the office, she is hiking with her husband in the hillsides around Los Angeles and collecting wild edible and medicinal plants.


Melissa Manousos
Production Supervisor

Melissa joined the EcoSet team after nearly 11 years as a freelance Coordinator in the Film, TV, and Commercial Production industry. She has lived and worked in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles, and brings a large toolkit of abilities and insights to EcoSet. Melissa serves as the liaison between Production and Event teams and EcoSet. She is excited to consistently combine her Production knowledge with a passion for sustainability and the chance to lead the push toward Zero Waste. A native of Oakland, CA, she enjoys spending her free time exploring the boundless secrets of Los Angeles, cooking delectable meals, and cultivating the art of alcohol mixology.


Maddy Maloy
Reuse Coordinator

Maddy Maloy comes to EcoSet with a background in Design, Fabrication, Coordination and Management in Theater, TV, and Film. She is a passionate reuse enthusiast, focusing on the D.I.Y and Maker culture. Originally from N.Y.'s historic Hudson Valley she now spends her time exploring Los Angeles' comedy scene, state parks, and food culture.



Omar Martinez
Operations Coordinator

Omar got his start in commercial production in 2006 as a security guard and production assistant. As often as he could, he took unserved second meals to homeless people on Skid Row and to families in need in his own neighborhood. While on set one day in 2010, he encountered EcoSet and was relieved to learn that there was a solution to the heartbreaking amount of waste he was seeing on productions. Omar began to work as a freelancer with EcoSet in 2013, and in 2014, he was hired as the fulltime Operations Coordinator. He oversees the prep and wrap process, trains EcoSet crew and supports the day to day operations for the company. He is teaching his three children how to be good citizens of this planet. 

About the Founder


Shannon Bart started her career in television commercial production and founded EcoSet in 2008. Her attitude of effecting change in an engaging and respectful manner is a core principle of the company. Her understanding of the fast paced production environment has made EcoSet the go-to company for environmental solutions on commercial productions. Shannon graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and is currently employed with NBCUniversal. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband and children.