ORANGE, Conn. — The Association of Wedding Gown Specialists (AWGS) has partnered with Carbonfund.org to offer brides the option of carbon-neutral gown cleaning and preservation.
“More brides than ever are concerned about their carbon footprints, and brides now can ensure the beauty of their wedding gowns and help safeguard the planet’s future, too,” says Kermit Engh, AWGS president.
Carbonfund.org has calculated the carbon dioxide emissions generated by cleaning and preserving wedding gowns, and brides can make a donation to offset them.
“We asked Carbonfund.org to estimate everything from the bride’s trip to and from the cleaner, to the cleaning procedures, to the wedding chest’s manufacture. Then we increased the total still more to be certain the bride’s donation will account for the carbon footprint, no matter what solvent our association member uses or how far the bride has to travel,” Engh says. “The donation included in the price of our ZeroCarbon wedding-gown preservations assures the bride her preservation will be truly carbon-neutral, and 100% of her donation goes to Carbonfund.org.”
“We are excited to work with the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists to spread the message that global warming affects all of us, and we can all be part of the solution by reducing and offsetting our carbon footprint,” says Eric Carlson, Carbonfund.org president. “The ZeroCarbon wedding-gown preservations are an important and innovative way for any bride to protect her gown while helping the environment and supporting the highest-quality carbon-reduction projects in the world.”
Donations to Carbonfund.org support global renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects that reduce carbon dioxide emissions. All Carbonfund.org projects are independently verified.