Marlborough, MA, November 25, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The Green Bride Guide, the #1 green wedding planning website, is pleased to announce that KLM Printing (http://www.klmprinting-online.com), online retailer of fine wedding & social event invitations, favors and bridal accessories, has been selected for inclusion in their exclusive Green Wedding Directory (http://www.greenbrideguide.com/directory).
The Green Bride Guide is the most comprehensive and credible green wedding resource online. Like the Yellow Pages, the directory provides a centralized resource of green wedding vendors, searchable by geographic area.
This year, almost 50% of couples are looking to include green elements in their events, and 85% are concerned about “greenwashing,” the practice of passing off non-green companies as eco-friendly. To address these concerns, the Green Bride Guides screens all vendors in the directory and displays their green practices in their profiles. KLM Printing received a 5-leaf rating – the highest rating possible – from the Green Bride Guide.
KLM Printing strives to be environmentally responsible in its operations and makes every effort to purchase, use and offer as many environmentally-friendly products as possible. It fulfills its mission by offering brands that: incorporate the use of soy-based ink products to reduce the impact of petroleum-based VOCs on the air that we breathe; strictly monitor and manage energy usage and choose chlorine-free recycled paper (many items are Green Seal Certified, made with 100% post-consumer fibers and created without the use of chlorine compounds); include products printed on 100% cotton paper, thereby reducing the effect that paper-production has on our forests.
Kerry Mahoney, owner of KLM Printing, said, “We are thrilled that our commitment to the environment has allowed us entry into the prestigious Green Bride Guide. Helping a couple plan an eco-friendly wedding or other event is an exciting aspect of our business and we are proud to be included in this important resource.”
Said Kate Harrison, founder of the Green Bride Guide Directory, “When my husband Barry and I were planning our wedding in 2006-07, we were surprised by how little information was available to help us make eco-friendly choices. That’s why I’m excited to be able to offer the Green Bride Guide Directory. By including vendors like KLM Printing, couples will know that they are working with vetted green vendors who truly value the environment. Since more than 50% of the wedding budget is spent at the local level, the Directory is an essential tool for couples looking to support the local green economy.”