Green awareness is no longer fringe, or the province of the left. It is more and more part of our cultural lexicon, a source of investment and policy and on its way to becoming a core value. As more people ask 'What can I do?'. They are finding more services and products to help them live a sustainable lifestyle. Today couples getting married fret over all the waste: of spending thousands of pounds on flowers that will wilt away, on a gown that will never be worn again, on party gifts that will go straight into the bin. And how about all that fuel-burning travel by out-of-town guests, all that plastic for favors, decorations, or utensils that will sit in a landfill for centuries? These couples can elope or they can buy "Green Wedding", a savvy, authoritative, insightful guide that will help readers conceptualize the wedding experience to reflect the I-care-about-the-planet values of the bride and groom. This book takes the reader from engagement to honeymoon and after, along the way introducing them to the world of carbon offsets and seed-embedded invitations.
This will be the comprehensive guide to going green for the wedding, touching on every possible situation that the bride and groom may encounter, combined with helpful tips, a look at the overall importance of environmentally friendly livin, personal stories and photographs of couples who have created wonderful weddings that were also environmentally friendly.
Mireya Navarro is the West Coast lifestyle correspondent for the New York Times. She writes for the Sunday Styles section, covering lifestyle trends and the entertainment community. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for the New York Times series 'How Race is Lived in America'. The series was later issued as a book. Navarro has taught journalism as an adjunct professor at Columbia University and San Francisco City College. She lives in the Pacific Palisades section of Los Angeles.