How to have an Eco-Friendly Event
Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium is the perfect venue for an eco-friendly wedding.
The planetarium dome can serve as a destination wedding of your choice. Larger than life images of Hawaii, the Amazon Rain Forest, a beautiful sunset beach, majestic castles or a pristine mountain lake could serve as a backdrop for your event.
Tips on Having a Green Wedding
- The size of your wedding can play the biggest factor in the ecological impact it may have. The higher the numbers, the more people who have to travel to the event, consume more food and drink and the venue has to increase in size as well to accommodate those numbers.
- Use local food producers and breweries to provide food and drink. Local Harvest has great information about local producers.
- Everything you buy for your wedding has a social and environmental impact. Look for local shops that carry products that are environmentally friendly. Ask the following questions: What is the material used in the dresses? Where did it come from? Where did the gold and diamonds come from? Go to TreeHugger.com to learn more. The site is a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information.
- Other ways to make your event go green: Transportation - suggest alternative forms of transportation such as train, bus, bike or carpool. Eco-friendly invites are available online or at local suppliers that are recycled, handmade or tree-free. Choose flowers that are grown locally or ask guests to bring some of their own and arrange at tables or use for the bridal party.