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How To Have A Low-Carbon Wedding

Overseas flights, cross-country road trips and the number of guests who spend a night or two in a hotel room contribute to your wedding's carbon footprint. 

Give back to the environment by purchasing carbon offset credits in lieu of a favor that is likely fated for a landfill. Guests will be pleased that you're helping to neutralize the greenhouse gas emissions they produced en route to your event. 

Green Power Action's Wedding Quick Calculator makes it easy to calculate your event's carbon footprint. Simply enter the amount of cross-Atlantic, cross-Pacific and cross-country flights (don't forget return trips!), and the total number of nights that you and your guests spent (or will spend) in hotel rooms to see how many tonnes of carbon your event produced.

The tool calculates how much it will cost you to purchase credits that will offset the harmful CO2 that was produced by the travel and accommodation related to your wedding. When you purchase carbon offset credits, Green Power Action puts your money toward projects that help neutralize the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, such gas collection systems and biomass-fired projects

It's important that the VIPs in your life attend your wedding, regardless of how far they have to travel, but it's also important to take care of the environment by hosting a green, low-carbon celebration

Learn more about greenhouse gases and what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint here

Posted by Kate Drummond
2012-11-16, 11:16:46

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