22 Apr '11, 12am

Royal Wedding Will Be A Low-Carbon And Sustainable Affair

Royal Wedding Will Be A Low-Carbon And Sustainable Affair

It’s expected that 2 billion people will be watching Prince William marry Kate Middleton on April 29th, which is perhaps why they’re striving to set such a green example! The royal couple are reportedly hosting a “low-carbon wedding” by printing all documents on recycled paper, using FSC-certified wood and scaffolding in the media stands, stocking the rooms with seasonal flowers, and having all of the 1,500 guests eat sustainably sourced food and drinks. That means that potential flower choices include lilacs, tulips, bluebells, and sweet peas, which are currently in season. Additionally, it has been speculated that the bride’s dress will be made from eco-materials such as peace silk or fair trade cotton. In addition to minimizing their carbon footprint, the couple has asked guests to plant trees for them and make donations to their favorite charities as wedding gifts. Wil...

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