How to affect change by throwing a green wedding
That being said one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make is with a wedding. In fact there are tons of decisions that need to be made. While this is such a big life event, it also makes a big impact on the environment. The sheer amount of energy that goes into planning, creating and holding an event makes planning a wedding difficult to do. Add to that making the wedding a green wedding and you’ve got even more to think about.
Fortunately, nowadays, there are a ton of options available to make weddings greener. Everything from green wedding favor ideas to green wedding dresses to green wedding event locations can be found online. Looking through these resources you can get ideas and find a way to incorporate your environmental values into your big day.
One other issue that comes along with planning a green wedding is getting a conflict free ring. Whether it’s an engagement ring or a wedding ring if you want to try and be responsible about your rings you’ll need look at conflict free rings. As movies such as “Blood Diamond” brought to the attention of the public, there are many issues surrounding the way that diamonds mined from Africa are handled and gotten to the marketplace. A similar issue surrounds the precious metals that go into the rings. Many mining operations use outdated, heavy polluting methods to mine these precious metals. There are operations however that minimize pollution and waste that goes into acquiring gold and silver. Many places that sell conflict free rings will advertise this fact as an additional marketing point.
Whether you want to go to these lengths is entirely up to you. You can certainly go broke trying to do the right thing. The important thing is to be aware of your options and do a little bit of research to see if this is something that’s right for you.