Friday, July 30, 2010

Plover Organic Sample Sale

We’ve written about Plover Organic in the past. We adore their colorful vintage-inspired table linens, which are beautiful (and affordable enough) for casual entertaining; however, we also adore the company’s environmental commitment (Plover Organic uses 100% organic cotton, low-impact, fiber reactive dyes and meets Fair Labor regulations).

From August 4th through August 6th Plover Organic will be having a HUGE online sample sale. For three days, all non-sale items on the company’s site will be 50% off! In addition, 1% of all proceeds will be donated to the National Wildlife Federation to help aid clean up efforts in the gulf.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Disposable Dinnerware

For casual parties eliminate access waste by swapping conventional paper plates with biodegradable or compostable plates, bowls, cups and cutlery. These earth-friendly disposable dinnerware options are made from renewable resources, such as bagasse (a sugarcane fiber that remains after the juice has been extracted from sugarcane plants), corn and ingeo (a natural plastic made from renewable resources). Companies like Branch Home even carry biodegradable party kits, which include sturdy FDA-approved biodegradable tableware products, with service for 50.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Green Giveaway – Every Single Shot

We’ve all been a part of it: taking advantage of the many disposable cameras left for guests on tables at weddings or large parties in order to snap silly shots of ourselves and other guests in action. However, a new company, Every Single Shot, is revamping this fun party tradition with an eco edge.

Every Single Shot aims to help hostesses get all the great photos from their event, but without the hassle and waste of disposable cameras (in addition to the cameras themselves, think of all the waste associated with film processing, etc.).

Hostesses simply create an online album on the Every Single Shot website and share it with their guests. Guests can then upload all of the digital photos they snapped throughout the party and the team behind Every Single Shot will take care of the rest. This is a great way for guests to share photos in a stylish and organized fashion that far exceeds the photo sharing capacities of social networking sites. 

Today, Every Single Shot and Something Green have teamed up to offer 5 free Every Single Shot packages to Something Green readers. In order to enter, simply tweet the message below. The first five Something Green readers to tweet the message will be contacted (via twitter) on Thursday, July 29th, 2010 with details about claiming their prize!

Simply tweet the following message:

Stop by @somethinggreen1 today for a new green giveaway–five free packages to collect all the photos from your wedding or party the ECO way!

Good luck!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Fishy Approach

Small fish bowls, which are easy to find either used (at garage sales) or new (at pet or craft supply stores), are perfect reusable vessels. In addition to fish, they are also ideal receptacles for candles and do-it-yourself arrangements for small parties or cocktail hours. To start, add colorful items, such as marbles, vintage jewelry or stones, to the bottom of each fish bowl. Then, fill each bowl with water and float a statement flower (such as a peony or Gerbera Daisy) in the water for easy elegance. Because of their simplistic design, the bowls can be reused again and again.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Tavin Bridal Collection

In a world of one-time-use fashion, we so love finding solid vintage apparel resources that carry pieces well worth a second wear. L.A.’s Tavin Boutique recently added a Bridal Collection to their already eclectic selection of vintage apparel and accessories. Each of Tavin’s vintage bridal gowns are priced under $1,000, making the decision to purchase vintage not only an environmental choice, but a financial choice as well.
In addition to their new bridal collection, Tavin also carries a number of breezy, bohemian-inspired dresses that are perfect honeymoon pieces.
Tavin is currently offering Something Green readers 10% off their new bridal collection, so be sure to take some time to browse their beautiful vintage pieces and make mention of the fact that you first found them on Something Green!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Coffee and the Morning Paper

Get a second use from your morning paper before it hits the bottom of the recycling bin. Transform unattractive metal coffee cans into artful vases by carefully gluing newspaper pages to their exteriors. Another creative option: pick up a copy of a foreign newspaper. The foreign newsprint will provide guests with interesting table fodder.
Photo: Once Wed

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Endless Summer

For a beachside bash pieces of found driftwood make for naturally sculptural centerpieces. Display the driftwood horizontally across a dining table, being sure to thoroughly wipe the wood with clean, dry cloths. Weave white paraffin-free votives or small natural elements among the driftwood for an easy and elegant touch.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


For a kid-friendly centerpiece fill a series of reclaimed mason jars (which can often be found at flea markets, yard sales and second-hand shops) with sand. Then, stick playful accessories, such as paper pinwheels (crafted from recycled paper), into the sand.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Making Waves

Create an ocean-inspired scene right on your tabletop. To begin you’ll need two large glass vases. Be sure that one vase is slightly smaller so that it can easily fit inside of the larger vase. Place a white paraffin-free pillar candle into the center vase. Fill the outer vase with turquoise tinted water using organic or vegan food coloring to make instant waves at your next eco-party. (Eco-tip: Can't find recycled glass vases? Opt for practical vases that you are likely to reuse post-party).

Best Eco-Friendly Wedding Blog!!!

We are SO flattered to be named the 2010 "Best Eco-Friendly" Wedding Blog by the Wedding Channel! Thank you to  all of our readers who voted for us! We're honestly flattered to have been in the runnings with such fabulous sites. If you are not already logging on daily, please be sure to check out our eco friends: Green Wedding ShoesEarth Friendly WeddingsRecycled Bride and Eco Beautiful Weddings. Each site is an excellent resource filled with modern and stylish green wedding and party planning tips!
Thanks again!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Spicy Centerpieces

Make use of old spices by creating aromatic "sand art." Using several types of spices and a variety of uniquely shaped glass vases pour the spices into each vase (one spice at a time) in order to create a colorful and fragrant layered look.
Photo: Rachel Ray

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wedding Channel Finalist

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