Friday, September 28, 2007

Climate Friendly Weddings

Unless you've had that perfect wedding spot in mind for a while, picking a venue can turn into a whole ordeal. Jeff and I went through many rounds before finally settling on an old antebellum mansion-turned restaurant tucked away amongst the bustling city of Atlanta. One of the things we really enjoyed was its English garden like feel, which is nearly non existent in this part of Atlanta. So perhaps if you're still looking for a venue, and you'd prefer a place with a lot of greenery too, why not check out a public or national park? Heck, they've got all the greenery you could want! And if you're lucky enough, you might have a park in your area that's a member of the Climate Friendly Parks Program. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Park Service have teamed together to educate park employees about how to mitigate climate change and reduce air pollution. In order to become a member, parks have to perform a greenhouse gas emission inventory, educate staff, and develop and implement an action plan. Right now, there are only a handful of member parks, such as Yosemite, Glacier National Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park, but the list is growing. The pictures above are from Estes Park Wedding Association in Colorado, who can help provide information regarding weddings at Rocky Mountain National Park. I personally think beautiful works of nature, such as the Rockies, provide a gorgeous backdrop for those oh so picturesque wedding pictures.

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