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Herald Journal Publishing, Inc. PO Box 129 Winsted, MN 55395 PRESORT STANDARD ECRWSS U. S. POSTAGE PAID Herald Journal Publishing Inc. Postal Customer WEDDINGS Feb. 1, 2016 Weddings – pg. 1-2-9-10 Classifieds – pg. 3-6 Going Out – pg. 8 Go Green for Your Big Day A new wave of brides and grooms are redefining the way weddings are planned and executed — and the environment is at the forefront of their efforts. According to a poll by the Clinton Global Initiative and Microsoft, 66 percent of millennials believe there is solid evidence of global warming, and about 75 percent say it is because of human activity. In turn, these environmental advocates are taking action by planning weddings that relay less on disposable products and fossil fuels and more on sustainable practices that can lead to a healthier environment. Follow our suggestions below to integrate a little of this approach into your spring wedding. to even more people around you. These companies also keep your flowers out of landfills by composting them into usable materials for gardens and other uses. Look around in your area for these types of services or offer to do it yourself in collaboration with your local nursing homes or shelters. From Elegant to Traditional, we cater all types of events; Weddings, Groom’s Dinners, Bachelor and Bachelorette parties. It’s your day and your memories! It would be our pleasure to serve you. 255 Millard Avenue SW • Cokato, MN 612.845.6573 The Place for Fun in the Area Bar & Liquor Store Choose Earth-Friendly Vendors 10 televisions, pool, and darts. Wide variety of spirits, wines, wine coolers, domestic beer, imports, microbrews, pop, drink mixes, ice, etc. One of the most meaningful steps you can take is to enlist the services of Earth-friendly vendors. These businesses are committed to following environmentally sound processes when producing and delivering their products, which can range from paper flower bouquets to sustainable invitations. There are card companies that print their materials on 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper or alternative non-tree fibers. Some businesses pledge to plant a tree for every order you make with them. Knowing you had a positive impact on the environment in your wedding planning will give you that extra feeling of satisfaction. Full Service Restaurant Serving everything from short orders to full dinners Banquet Rooms or Ballroom available for parties of any size, Seating up to 650, full service bar and catering Choose Local Venues The less distance you put between your church and reception hall, the less pollution you are inviting into the atmosphere through the burning of gasoline in the vehicles of your wedding party. This seems like a small step, but consider how many cars will be traveling around town on the day of your wedding. Inviting 200 guests means you’re probably also inviting 50 to 100 vehicles onto your community’s roadways. That’s a large carbon footprint you could lessen by keeping things confined to the same building or ones that are close in proximity. Recycle Your Flowers off site catering is available Many companies across the country collect flowers after weddings and re-purpose them for delivery to nursing homes and shelter facilities. By choosing to participate in such an arrangement, you are passing along some of the beauty of your wedding Personal. Unique. You. WE HAVE YOU COVERED FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY! Call to Book your entire Bridal Party Today! Emmy’s SALON We also offer tanning, group manicures and pedicures, and styles on location. Gift Certificates Available! 320-543-2754 1005 6th St., (lower level) • Howard Lake