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WeddingWire Teams with Carbonfund.org, Encouraging Engaged Couples to Plan Zero-Carbon Weddings

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Bethesda, Md., Feb. 19, 2009—WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, has partnered with Carbonfund.org to offer engaged couples an affordable way to make their wedding a special day for family, friends and for the planet as well. Couples and their guests can now calculate their carbon footprints and contribute jointly in offsetting the wedding, making it a carbon neutral event. To make this possible, WeddingWire has integrated Carbonfund.org’s ZeroCarbon Wedding Calculator as a tool on WeddingWire’s personalized wedding websites.


Martha Stewart Weddings Editorial Director Darcy Miller believes, “With the state of the planet on so many people’s minds, it is natural that brides and grooms want to incorporate a green aspect to their wedding. The offering of the carbon calculator on a couple’s wedding website is a great way to educate the couple and their guests about offsetting their carbon footprint and throwing an eco-savvy event.”

After reducing one’s carbon footprint, carbon offsetting is the only way to become carbon neutral. “We are excited to have worked with WeddingWire in conveying our global warming message and integrating our carbon calculator on WeddingWire’s wedding websites, said Eric Carlson, President of Carbonfund.org. “This helps couples and their guests take responsibility for and offset their carbon footprint by supporting innovative carbon reduction projects.”

Carbonfund.org’s carbon emissions reduction projects are in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reforestation in the U.S. and abroad. All of Carbonfund.org’s projects are independently verified to the highest certification standards. The nonprofit organization provides an array of individual and business offsetting options.

In addition to the carbon calculator, WeddingWire helps engaged couples reduce their carbon footprint by providing referrals on its site to local vendors in the couple’s vicinity for wedding needs. Using local vendors helps minimize CO2 emissions from transporting goods. Over 100,000 vendors nationwide are part of WeddingWire’s network, providing everything from wedding venues to wedding cakes.

“We are always looking for new ways to leverage our technology to better serve our users,” says Timothy Chi, Chief Executive Officer of WeddingWire. “This partnership with Carbonfund.org will be incredibly beneficial for the countless number of couples looking to be environmentally conscious. With the integration of Carbonfund.org’s carbon calculator, couples can ensure their personalized wedding website serves as the central place for wedding guests to become informed on the importance of a sustainable future, access event details, gift registry information, submit online RSVPs, and find local area information.”

For more information, please visit http://www.carbonfund.org/weddings.

About WeddingWire

WeddingWire is the nation’s leading wedding technology company enabling engaged couples to search, compare and book over 100,000 local vendors, and offering an interactive online community and cutting-edge planning tools at no cost. For wedding vendors, WeddingWire provides free online management tools, creating the only market opportunity that gives businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. In addition, WeddingWire has partnered with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) to provide its network of local vendors and online wedding-planning tools athttp://www.marthastewartweddings.com. For information on WeddingWire, visithttp://www.weddingwire.com.

About Carbonfund.org

Carbonfund.org is the country’s leading nonprofit climate solutions organization, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact. Carbonfund.org supports education, reduction and offset projects, and outreach activities to reduce carbon dioxide emissions globally, create green jobs and investment and reduce our reliance on foreign energy sources. Carbonfund.org has over 450,000 individual supporters and works with over 1,300 corporate and nonprofit partners including Volkswagen, Motorola, JetBlue, Hyundai, and Staples. Visithttp://www.carbonfund.org.


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