John Krasinski’s new yet-to-be titled film (though the name Farlanders has been tossed around) is yet another example of Hollywood productions going the extra mile to reduce their environmental footprint. The comedy, which stars The Office’s John Krasinski — as well as an ensemble cast with the likes of Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels, and Maggie Gyllenhaal — follows the journey of an expectant couple, as they travel the U.S. in search of a place to put down roots and raise a family.

 Here are some highlights of what the production is doing behind the scenes to go green:

>>Everything waste-related on set was separated into five categories: bottles, cans, plastic, compost, and paper

>>Production cameras were equipped with 3-perf film, which uses 25% less stock and chemicals in the manufacturing and processing. All costume cleaning used low-energy washers and dryers. Sound production used rechargeable batteries, while publicity stills will be distributed online instead of in paper press kits.

>>A large portion of the trucks carrying the cast and crew ran on Biodiesel 5, a petroleum diesel fuel blend that runs on recycled/collected cooking grease from local restaurants.

>>Catering used only organic food sourced from local suppliers, as well as biodegradable and recyclable diningware. SIGG bottles on set helped keep more than 10,000 plastic water bottles out of landfills.

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