How Wedding-Related Businesses Can "Go Green"
MyDeejay is committed to environmental leadership in the wedding and events industry, and we encourage all wedding sites, services, and vendors to consider the environmental impact of their business when making purchasing decisions and setting policies for their operations. There are a number of steps wedding vendors can take to limit or negate their waste and carbon emissions -- here are just a few:
Purchase Carbon Offsets to Reduce Your "Carbon Footprint"
Every business (and person) has what is referred to as a "carbon footprint" - the amount of carbon emissions generated as a result of their travel, utilities, and purchases. One way to help negate the impact of your carbon footprint is to purchase carbon offsets that will counteract the negative impact of your emissions. MyDeejay purchases Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from NativeEnergy to offset all of the electricity used in our office and by our equipment at each individual wedding we perform for (35,800 kWh in 2007). Their website is interesting and informative, and they have been a pleasure to work with - if you're interested in purchasing RECs, I highly recommend them.
Join the EPA's Green Power Partnership
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) runs a program dedicated to informing businesses of green power options, and recognizing those businesses that make environmentally sustainable choices in their business practices.
Find Other Ways to Reduce Waste
There are hundreds of other ways to have a more positive impact on the environment, from using recycled papers to instituting a recycling program in your business. Look for other ways to reduce landfill waste, reuse goods, and recycle as much as possible.