Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day 2010: For your wedding day and beyond

While I love talking about weddings, there is a lot more to living a life with your partner once the party is over. On this 40th birthday of Earth Day, I wanted to share some great sites that you may not know of. Some are wedding related; some simply provide information that you can use right now – at the very least after you settle into life together.

I Am E. I’m loving this new way to throw up a ‘sign’. This eco-friendly movement that has been sweeping the nation. The E campaign which is being designed to give Earth Day a fresh face, draw new people into the environmental movement and inspires everyone to take positive action for the planet. Wanted to share the video with you. Their site has some great information as well, so please stop by and find ways you can green-up.

This site has a wealth of information so I absolutely invite you to check it out.

There are some great events around the city today like:
Earth Day at Crossroads of the World - Times Square - Today April 22 - Exhibits from 8AM to 4PM
Anvil Knitwear • Bicycle for a Day • Burt’s Bees • ConEdison • Environmental Defense Fund • GM • Greenopolis • Home Depot •I Move Green • Kaia House • Keep America Beautiful • Metro just to name a few
EarthFair at Grand Central - Friday April 23 and Sat April 24

Have you read’s 'Top Ten Eco-Wedding Tips For An Earth Friendly ‘I Do'? They have some pretty cool ways to make your wedding eco-friendly. Here is link to the Eco-Wedding Tips. Use them as you consider small and easy ways to do your part in helping to save the environment.

If you’re interested you can Do EarthDay the BK way. Today, the Outpost Lounge, 1014 Fulton Street Brooklyn, is having an evening in green. 4-10pm and all the events are free!!
You can explore practical ways to give your clothing a green makeover; from reducing, re-using, recycling, rethinking to re-inventing your current pieces; invest in items that are that are convertible reversible invertible, to the art of making wearable items of clothing from scarves!
Take your Style And GREEN IT. Here is the link and did I mention it’s FREE?, always has great information and today is no exception. Today they have some tips for greening your reception table.

There are the top 10 sustainable tips. No they aren’t necessarily wedding related, but after the big party…there is life (that’s the marriage part). For all the details check it out at World of Green.

1 – Eat Organic
2 – Reduce your carbon footprint
3 – Recycle
4 – Deny disposables
5 – Switch to natural personal care.
6 – Use natural lawn care (if you have a lawn – lucky!!)
7 – Clean green
8 – Filter your tap water
9 – Increase energy efficiency
10 – Stay informed

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Ok, so I’m going to do my part by limiting my energy supply today via my computer and go outside to enjoy the day. I’ve also included above some articles that I’ve written this year and do take a look at wedding designer Adele Wechsler as she is beautifully green. No matter what you do today, remember like your marriage it’s all One Love. Happy Earth Day and 1 billion more.


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