A friend of mine recently planned a baby shower for her close friend who does her best to live in an eco-friendly way. Planning a party that was sensitive to her friends feelings was a snap, despite the fact that they live across the U.S. from each other. She utilized a company which sells eco-friendly products, LetsGoGreen, whose goal it is to “offer products we all use every day at home and at work that can be replaced with those that are kinder and gentler on the environment.” Here she ordered all of the necessary preparation, presentation and cleaning supplies that she couldn’t borrow from myself or other local friends and wouldn’t be available at the party site. She spent the night before and day of the party prepping the food herself (“borrowing” our kitchen), including a visit to a local farmers’ market the morning of for the bulk of the veggies, cheeses and other goodies. The desserts were organic, vegan cupcakes ordered from a local bakery. I’ve gotta say she pulled it off with flying colors and reminded me that it is really so very simple to introduce healthier, greener options into our routines. Contrary to what you may have heard, it really is easy being green.
Note: LetsGoGreen also works with groups for fundraising efforts in which they contribute 25% of every designated sale to the fundraising organization.