Green on Shades of Green Weddings
By Aliza Green,
Chef, Baba Olga’s Kitchen/Catering
In your dwelling, you may have undyed paper towels, maintain three bins for recycling in the kitchen, a water filter on your tap and no bottled water in your fridge. You buy your food through a local CSA (community supported agriculture), food coop, or weekly farmer’s market. Now it’s time for your wedding and you want to make it a greener celebration recognizing the importance of the health of the planet in a stylish wedding that reflects your unique personality. Green weddings minimize waste in every part of a wedding and help promote local growers, florists, wedding designers, and, most of all, organic or close to it, seasonal and locally-grown produce, MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certified fish and seafood, and antibiotic-free meats and poultry served in smaller portions to reduce waste and carbon-intensive meats.