Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Wed With The World In Mind!

Yesterday was "World Environment Day" and has launched a campaign to encourage couples to 'wed with the world in mind.': Launches Haute Weddings, Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet

WASHINGTON DC.- June 5, 2007 —In honor of World Environment Day (aka WED), -- the exclusive magazine for eco-savvy brides and grooms -- is launching Haute Weddings, a year long campaign supporting Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet. HAUTE WEDDINGSIn January 2007, ushered in the year of the green wedding. To drive this new craze from trend to lifestyle, Portovert kicks off the haute campaign (pronounced “hot”) with the first televised green wedding this June. Other events include a celebrity-hosted fashion show featuring eco-resort fashions this July and in March 2008, the Haute Wedding Event, the first wedding event that’s green and carbon-neutral. The Haute Wedding Event: This boutique-style wedding event will take place March 9 and March 10, 2008 at the Bently Reserve in San Francisco. The Bently Reserve ( is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Formerly a bank, it is currently being retrofitted to meet LEED certification. Carbon offsets are provided through NativeEnergy (

About Portovert -- the exclusive editorial resource about elegant and sustainable weddings and events -- launched in January 2007. In February 2007, launched the first wedding carbon calculator in partnership with NativeEnergy, the offset partner for Hillary Clinton, Al Gore and The Dave Matthews Band. Portovert was founded by Meghan Yudes Meyers, a former Family Circle editor and sustainable travel writer. Portovert has been featured widely in the national press. Media highlights include the Today Show’s Weekend Edition, Time Magazine, The New York Times, Marie Claire/UK, InStyle Weddings, Grist, Treehugger, MSNBC, The Washington Post and Fast

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