6 ways to make your wedding more sustainable

by , 06/02/15
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If you haven’t considered how to have a more sustainable wedding, you’re missing out on more than just a chance to give back to the environment. Making your nuptials a more eco-friendly occasion can also have a huge impact on your wallet—and who out there doesn’t like the idea of saving a few thousand bucks? From going organic to skipping the $10,000 rock, there are many smart ways to go green on your big day. We have rounded up six. Take a look.

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Like many Americans, you may be lighting up the barbecue this holiday weekend — but if you want to set yourself apart from the bands of boring black grills, take a cue from our guide to stylish green grills. From DIY creations to hot spots that also double up as planting pots, whether you’re cooking up a sustainably raised burger or a tofu dog, each of these grills will help you streamline your holiday resource use without limiting your fun!

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