A few of the sustainable elements that Erika mentioned on the show were soy candles, stemware instead of Styrofoam, bamboo products, LED and CFL energy efficient light bulbs and even napkins and paper plates that are made from 100% recycled materials.
Here are a few more things we mentioned and Erika’s favorite stores.
- A Brick in the Toilet – Read this article to save 10 gallons of water a day…If a brick isn’t the best item what should you use? Read on to find out!
- Poo Poo Paper: Recycled and colorless paper made from poo! Find out the scoop on their poop, visit their poo-tique and see the “back-end” gallery! Great gift idea for those you love (or don’t love?!!).
- Berlau Paper House: A a family owned and operated company that has provided quality products and service for 105 years from the same Kansas City location plus an online store. Lots of biodegradable and 100% recycled products.
- Indigo Wild: Based in Kansas City, Missouri, Indigo Wild has been producing all-natural products infused with good karma for the body and home since 1996, including the wildly popular Zum line. Never tested on animals, the Zum line includes numerous all-natural products and blends: Zum Body lotions, Zum Bar natural soaps, Zum Glow soy wax candles and even dog, baby and cleaning products!
- Elements of Green: We are the “big box” store of sustainable building products specializing in the best recycled, rapidly renewable, environmentally friendly products we can find. Elements of Green is a family-owned company dedicated to providing unique, high quality products and backing them with outstanding service. Check out their website to learn more about sustainable products (including bamboo flooring) for your home.
- Armstrong Ceilings: High recycled ceiling and grid products for sustainable interiors.
- Letterpress wedding invitations @ Bella Figura
- Seed embedded invitations @ Botanical Paperworks
- Erika mentioned that she is Green Bride Certified through Kate Harrison’s Green Bride Certification Course. Visit Kate’s site to learn more. While you are there read her blog and look at the cute ideas and photos!! Are you a bride? Buy her Green Bride Guide book on Amazon!
- Finding event spaces that are eco-friendly is important. Boulevard Brewery is a Kansas City location that has solor panels, recycles and more. Do a Google search to find an eco-friendly event space in your area or contact a green event planner.
- Using one location for your wedding and the reception creates the smallest carbon footprint because it eliminates the carbon emissions from all your guests’ vehicles driving to another location for the reception.
- Using electronic RSVPs minimizes the inserts in the invitations = less paper used.
- Handmade newspaper flowers: