From the food to the footprint, weddings are going green all over.The newest announcement from The Association of Wedding Gown Specialists means that these planet-friendly practices can continue even after the cake has been cut.The international organization of drycleaners who specialize in gown cleaning, restoration, and preservation, has recently partnered with us to offer brides the option of carbon-neutral gown cleaning and preservation.
Brides have the ability to offset the emissions generated during the cleaning and preservation of their wedding gowns by making a donation to Carbonfund.org through members of the Association. We helped the Association estimate the carbon footprint of the gown preservation process from the bride’s trip to and from the cleaner, to the energy used in the cleaning process, to the wedding chest’s manufacturing. That amount was then increased to account for the entire carbon footprint.Donations will support Carbonfund.org’s global renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reforestation projects.
Members of the Association, a not-for-profit trade group with members in the United States, Canada, Australia, and South America also work to reduce carbon emissions by recycling, conserving energy, and, in general, setting standards to protect the environment. Brides can find the nearest specialist offing the ZeroCarbon™ Wedding Gown Preservations at the Association’s website www.WeddingGownSpecialists.com.