Green Bride Guide Launches Green Wedding Gift Shop & Registry with Carbon Neutral Shipping
(1888PressRelease) Specializing in sustainable wedding gifts, this new registry offers hundreds of ecofriendly and affordable products screened by the green wedding industry's most credible resource. (1888PressRelease) May 24, 2010 New Haven, CT Green Bride Guide, the most comprehensive and credible resource for engaged couples seeking ecofriendly wedding ideas, products and services, announced this week the launch of its new green wedding gift shop and registry service. From nontoxic cookware and recycled wine glasses to earthfriendly fine china and organic cotton textiles, the shop features hundreds of ecofriendly home goods. It is also the first store to offer free carbonneutral shipping with every purchase. According to the "What's on Brides' Minds" 2009 survey by David's Bridal, almost half of all brides (48%) are committed to going green this year, and this includes registering for eco friendly products. "Guests spend $19 billion a year on wedding gifts," said Kate L. Harrison, Founder and CEO of the Green Bride Guide. "Our new website offers couples the opportunity to use their wedding registry to support environmentallyconscious businesses. We offer hundreds of prescreened environmentally responsible and affordable choices couples can feel good about adding to their wish list, without sacrificing style or quality," The Green Bride Guide registry provides detailed information about each product, including how it is made, where it is made, and what materials were used in its production. The easytouse search functionality allows shoppers to sort by:
• Country of originbuyers can choose to support fairly paid artisans from around the globe • State, if the products are Made in the USA couples can register for gifts that are made closer to home, which decreases the carbon emissions produced during transport • Ecostrategy information guests can opt to see only handmade or ethically sourced products • Certificationsshoppers can search quickly for goods produced under specific labels, like USDA Organic "The idea is to provide shoppers with as much information as possible so they can make informed decisions about the products they are buying," said Harrison. "Every product is hand picked by our team and carefully screened to avoid 'greenwashing,' the practice of passing off nongreen products as ecofriendly." Free CarbonNeutral Shipping The Green Bride Guide's online gift shop is the first green wedding registry to offer free carbon neutral shipping. When a package is shipped, the transportation process generates CO2 and other greenhouse gasses that contribute to global warming. To neutralize this effect, the Green Bride Guide calculates the impact of each shipment and purchases carbon offsets from its partner, Brighter Planet. Each offset supports communitybased alternative energy projects in the United States that remove CO2 from the air, and reduce the country's dependence on "dirty" carbonemitting sources. Customers automatically receive free carbonneutral shipping with any purchase through the Green Bride Guide gift shop and registry. About the Green Bride Guide The Green Bride Guide, founded by Kate L. Harrison, is the most comprehensive and credible resource for engaged couples seeking ecofriendly wedding ideas, products and services. The site is a companion to Harrison's book, The Green Bride Guide: How to Plan an Earth Friendly Wedding on Any Budget and, in addition to the new green wedding registry and gift shop, it offers pictures and stories from real green weddings, decor ideas, educational resources, an approved green wedding vendor directory, planning tools, and advice from industry experts. Kate L. Harrison has a background in environmental law and conservation. She recently developed the country's first Green Wedding Professional Certification Course. http://www.greenbrideguide.com Trackback URL:
http://www.1888pressrelease.com/greenweddinggifts/ecofriendlygifts/greenbrideguide launchesgreenweddinggiftshopregistrpr210917.html ###
Published on May 24, 2010
(1888PressRelease) Specializing in sustainable wedding gifts, this new registry offers hundreds of eco-friendly and affordable products scre...