Being a wedding stationer means I go through a LOT of paper. Paper scraps, paper packaging, paper samples, the list goes on. I've struggled with reconciling the use of paper in my business when in my personal life I try to be as environmentally friendly as possible. I don't use plastic grocery bags if I can help it, I've phased out plastic straws, and have only bought 2 packs of paper towels in the 3 years I've been married (if you're curious about how I did this, ask me!). We've switched to high efficiency appliances in our house, and we do our best to recycle everything we can.
But still, what about all the paper I use in my business? I was inspired by another business owner to start making small steps to being an earth friendly business. So starting now, for every invitation suite I sell, either custom or semi-custom, I'm going to make a contribution to the Amazon Conservation Association, a top rated non-profit doing amazing conservation work and research to preserve the biodiversity of the Amazon.
If you want to learn more about the ACA, go to their website and read about the work they're doing and the accomplishments they've achieved. Even in small ways, we can take steps to preserve this incredibly important region, and learn to be better stewards of our planet.
Want to read about why the Amazon rainforest is important? Check out this article from the WWF