Check out a recent post I did for The Knot's blog.  All about a green event planner I have recently worked with here in the Bay Area..

Planning Green

Photographer: Cathryn Lovecraft
For a wedding or large event, there are a lot of little details. And those details can start to get overwhelming, so hiring a professional planner or coordinator can be a stress-reliever, if it's in your budget.  Hiring a green even planner and coordinator is even more important when you're trying to go green.  Not only are they super organized and adept at planning events, but someone who knows green can also help you make your event the most sustainable and eco-friendly it can be.
Photographer: Cathryn Lovecraft
I have had the opportunity to work with and get to know a local green event planner, Karine Brighten, here in the Bay Area.  I've asked her to share a little about green event planning.  Here is what she had to say:
1. Why did you choose green event planning?
I decided to do green event planning because I am very passionate about environmental issues in my personal life as well as in business.  I love educating my clients on how to make their events eco-friendly.  It's great when they realize they can actually save money while feeling great about their eco-conscious choices.
Photographer: Genvieve Shiffrar
2. How is a green event planner different from other event planners?
A green event planner is different than other event planners because we work very closely with other green businesses, we are very conscious about the environmental impacts that events can have, and we make decisions that will reduce our environmental footprint.
Photographer: Genvieve Shiffrar
3. Besides hiring a green event planner, what do you see to be the most valuable green choice a couple can make in their event planning process?
The most valuable green choices in my opinion are reducing the amount of paper (using electronic tools instead), having the event close to home, and working with local green businesses.
Not only is Karine green-minded, Karine Brighten Events is also certified Green Business.  Meaning that her own business practices are green like the events she plans.
In Green and Health,

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