WeddingConnections.com Sustainability Policy
WeddingConnections.com is dedicated to protecting the natural environment
and is committed to sustainable practices which incorporate environmental
considerations in order to minimize the negative impact on the environment.
WC promotes environmentally responsible strategies through the collaborative
efforts of its' stakeholders by balancing economic, environmental, and
WC continues to add and expand our sustainability policy and green programs
in a commitment to minimize our impact on the earth’s ecosystems.
Your support is an integral component of our success. Join WC in our
efforts in reducing waste, conserving, reusing and recycling resources.
There are many ways to make your office and business green in order to
better preserve the environment, thus enable visiting meeting planners
and travelers to have a better experience in Beautiful San Diego. Below
is a list of actions we have committed to take as a responsible business
to be green. We would love to invite you to do the same.
a. Invest in waste containers to recycle items, such as paper, bottles,
plastics, laser toner, inkjet, cell phones, printers and computer.
b. Make it a habit to utilize natural lighting as much as possible. Turn
off the lights when you leave any room for 15 minutes or longer and use
c. Reduce the use of air-conditioning and heat (WC has done away with
both). Keep warmer clothes at your office for colder days, so you can
put on another layer instead of asking to turn up the heat! When warm,
d. Prepare work lunches whenever possible. Use reusable containers to
hold lunch items and beverages, such as plates, utensils, and napkins.
e. Print only if necessary. When printing is in order, be sure to print
on both sides of paper, use a smaller font size so less printing is required,
print drafts on used paper and make note pads from scrape paper. Fax only
if necessary (WC has done away with Faxing). All business billing is produced
electronically. All marketing material is sent out electronically rather
than in paper format.
f. Look for products that help conserve energy, such as longer-life, eco-friendly
light bulbs and energy efficient printers, copiers, faxes, and smart electrical
strip that stops idle current.
g. Create less waste in the office. It’s also about buying products
that are made to last longer or reusing items you already have to keep
it out of the landfill. Buy 100% recycled product when possible.
h. Request newsletters, magazine or catalogs be sent to you via email.
When hard copies are sent to you, recycle by sharing issue with friends,
family and request that they are recycled after use.
i. Carpool, cycle or use public transportation when possible. Plan errands
so that fewer trips out of the office are taken.
j. Cut down on unnecessary packaging if the need to mail out anything.
Use reused packing materials or USPS boxes that are cradle-to-cradle certified
for ecologically-intelligent design, and use recycled, tree-free.
k. Offset carbon dioxide emission created by business travel.
l. Adopt a business eco-community project. Give staff time, money and
facilities to participate in voluntary environmental/community.
m. Staff is encouraged to contribute recommendations for the current environmental/sustainability
n. WC aims to work with the most environmentally aware/community involved
o. Educate customers on sustainability.
p. WC donates 1% of sales to environmental organizations who are doing
essential work to save the planet.
WC also participates in events sponsored by National Wild Life Federation
that support protecting and creating wildlife and their natural habitats,
and the Flyway Cities Coalition that protect and restore wildlife habitat,
the Arbor Day Federation that encourages the planting of desperately need
conservation trees across the land. Owners of SDTW currently serve as
certified Habitat Stewards, as they work to raise awareness of environmental
issues and the importance.