Green Your Wedding, Green Your Business, Green Your Life
How do wedding service providers become “green”?
Becoming green involves a learning curve where you will learn how others have changed their practices, then make changes to your own practices that are appropriate to you.
Going green involves determining how you impact the environment, your energy and water usage, and the amount of waste you produce.
You will also need to review how you qualify the vendors you use and determine how they produce and provide you with products.
Start by Taking Small Steps, and Make it Easy to Participate
Many people feel overwhelmed by the steps involved in going green.
They talk themselves out of it by saying things like "It's too expensive" or "It's too time consuming".
Actually, if done correctly, going green becomes a part of who you are and the way you conduct your daily business.
It can save your business money, help you get new customers and stay competitive.
"Don't bite off more than you can chew."
Don't make changes too quickly or make very large changes overnight.
Take your time and implement changes slowly over time. Keep in mind that it is an ongoing process that is never finished.
It is important to develop a checklist so you can show the accomplishments as you complete them.
You will find that the easier you make it on your self and your staff, the more benefit you will gain from it.
For example, if you place recycle bins around the company in convenient conspicuous places, you will find your staff is more likely to use them.
Don't throw away non-green products you have already purchased.
That wouldn't be very green of you.
Finish off the products you already have and implement greener ones to replace them as they are consumed.
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