If you’re setting forth to say “I do” any time soon, you most likely have done a little bit of research about weddings.
There is tons of information out there, some of which relates to the environmental impact of weddings. To give you a better idea of the size of the industry, here are a few statistics to start us off.
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While these numbers are interesting, and perhaps even a bit surprising, knowing them can play an important role when planning a green wedding.
Going green or eco-friendly and being economically conscious often fit together. If you are watching your spending, you are naturally watching your consumption – and waste.
Here are a few ways to reduce your wedding’s impact on the environment, and perhaps save a few dollars by doing so:
Another green idea is to plant trees to commemorate your big day. Trees offer so many benefits to the environment and global community – planting is a wonderful gesture to give back to the Earth.
At One Tree Planted, we work with couples to make tree planting part of their celebration. Whether it be through planting a tree as a gift for every attendee, or calling on guests to plant trees in the couple's honor in lieu of a gift, we are happy to offer tree planting options to partner with you in our reforestation efforts. You can even start a fundraising page with us!
To keep it simple, we have also prepared this short quiz to determine the estimated numbers of trees you can plant to reduce the environmental impact of your wedding. We have taken location, level of green or eco-friendly features, and number of guests into consideration.
A tree, like a good marriage, gets better as time goes by and is enjoyed for years to come. It’s a solid investment in the wedding industry, that helps the Earth too.
Be sure to share comments below or connect with us on social media about how you plan to reduce the environmental impact of your wedding.
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One Tree Planted has partnered with Guatemala-based organization New Roots to plant 15,000 trees this year!
What makes New Roots truly unique is the holistic way in which they weave together reforestation, education, and social impact to not only protect the environment but also provide financial opportunity for indigenous people.