Thursday, June 10, 2010
Eco-Friendly Wedding Planning!
In the wedding industry, what does "green" mean? The answer is very subjective. Going "green" may mean using recycled paper in all of your paper products, or it may mean donating to a charity in lieu of favors. More and more we're seeing wedding venues going "green" by using energy saving appliances, linens made of organic materials, light switches operated by hotel keys to reduce the use of energy, and some hotels are even growing their own gardens with fruit, vegetables and herbs right there on the property!
Many places are becoming LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified. You can check out how to do that and what it entails on the USGBC (United States Green Building Council) website:
Here are some great eco-friendly resources for finding "green" hotels including wedding venues:
REDUCE * REUSE * RECYCLE * RENEW