Here are your results!
You're not quite an eco-warrior, just yet...
CONGRATULATIONS on completing the, 'How sustainable is your wedding business? quiz! According to your results, you know that being more eco-friendly is important but you haven't really started to think about what you can do in your business to make it happen.
That's ok! I'm here to help! The fact that you completed the quiz shows that you know you need to make some changes.
Three easy tips to get you started on your sustainability journey...
1. Recycle recycle recycle!
Different items can be recycled in different areas. Why not take a look at your local council website and find out what can be recycled near you and what you need to do with it. You may be suprised at what you CAN recycle!
Then, implement a waste management system in your workspace so you have a place to separate the different items ready to recycle them! This can be as simple as a set of different coloured waste bins or even some old cardboard boxes labelled with different items.
2. LED bulbs
LED bulbs on average do the same work as 25 incandescant bulbs over their lifetime. They are also completely recyclable and are free from all harsh chemicals and do not emit UV rays.
Take a look at your workspace and try to replace all of the light sources with LED bulbs. Not only are you helping the environment you will also be saving money as LED's use less power!
3. Buy yourself a keep cup and reusable water bottle!
Usually I say try wherever possible to not buy new, however these are two things that you really should invest in!
Over 7 million dispoasable coffee cups are used, and thrown away every day in the UK! That is crazy! Just think how much we could reduce this if we all had, and used, our own keep cup. If you have one or buy one, then make sure you use it! It's about making it a habit to carry it with you, in your bag, or remembering to take it with you when you go to get coffee.
"Who’s the Sustainability Queen behind all this?"
I’m glad you asked...
Hey there 👋 I’m Samantha Withey, founder of The Eco-conscious Wedding Network and CEO of Willow and Rust Weddings, a successful sustainable wedding planning and styling business . I have learnt so much since starting my eco-friendly wedding business and now i'm here to help you!
Your sustainability dreams can 100% be a reality – but, let me tell you, it can also be confusing when you’re starting out.
How do I know? Well, I’ve been there, too.
Knowing what to do next and where to get the right products and supplies from can be daunting and take a lot of research. Especially when you're trying to run a profitable business at the same time!
BUT that's where I can help....
With time and dedication, I was able to mould my business into what I wanted it to be so I could attract like minded couples who want to reduce the impact their day will have on the environment.
AND let me tell you there are a lot of them out there! For so long the wedding industry has been associated with over indulgence, oppulence and wastefulness. But this is beginning to change, couples are realising that they can still have an amazingly beautiful day without having a negative affect on the planet.
Not sure where to begin? Check out these resources for some helpful tips and info...
1. Take a look at my blog! There is lots of helpful info and inspiration on there to help you get started. And I post new articles all the time so there is always plenty to keep you going!
2. Join my Facebook group. It's called The Eco-conscious Wedding Network and its full of like minded business owners and engaged couples who are there to learn and share their knowledge. We also have live sessions with speakers, Q+A's where you can ask about anything sustainabilty and supplier days where businesses can link with couples planning their sustainable weddings.