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
Produced By Magazine - April/May 2017 / Nothing Wasted, Nothing Lost (pp 14-15)
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
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
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.
Meet the Team
Executive Director, Partner
Kris Barberg began her EcoSet adventures in 2009 in a freelance capacity and transitioned to full-time in 2010. Kris became the Executive Director of EcoSet and a partner in 2012. 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 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.
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.