All Green Wedding Guild members have agreed to the Guild’s pledge, and in addition, each year they perform a sustainability evaluation with the Guild to see which areas they can continue to improve upon. Through this process they earn points for the sustainable practices they have in place, and those points are used to determine their membership (Birch, Pine, Maple, or Oak).
We love to share the green efforts of our members, so we’ve listed a few of their initiatives on their directory listing!
Birch members are just starting out on their sustainability journey but are eager to progress!
Pine members have demonstrated a track record of sustainable practices in their business.
Maple members demonstratively continue to expand their green business practices.
Oak members are leading the way toward sustainable weddings. Their efforts are helping to normalize green business practices, and inspiring other vendors to join them on this journey.
"We believe that we can all do more to reduce the waste generated by weddings, and that sustainable choices are within reach of all vendors and couples. We strive to make these choices accessible to our clients, and to become better environmental stewards through education and community. We may just be beginning our journey, we may not have achieved zero-waste, or we may already be green leaders in our field, but we are committed to learning, and to sharing what we learn with other vendors and clients along the way. By educating ourselves and our clients, we pledge to move toward creating a more environmentally sustainable wedding industry. We do this not only for ourselves, but for our clients and our planet. We pledge to be respectful, professional, and non-judgmental toward other vendors and clients. We will lead by example and support others on their own quest toward more sustainable weddings. We are not here to judge, but to inspire!"