C5 takes the four basic "C's" of diamond shopping—cut, carat, clarity, and color—and adds a very important (if often neglected) fifth C—consciousness. C5 offers loose gemstones and diamonds, ready to wear jewelry, and custom pieces. All jewelry is made in the USA from recycled metals and lab-created or ethically sourced gems.
Romance the stone the responsible way at Helzberg Diamonds. Helzberg makes remarkable strides to clean up the jewelry trade by supporting mining reform, incorporating sustainable business practices into day-to-day operations, and upholding strict policies to keep conflict diamonds out or their inventory.
Since 1999 Leber Jeweler has been at the forefront of the socially conscious jewelry movement, giving customers the razzle-dazzle that they crave while offering conflict-free diamonds from Canada, fairly traded gemstones, and precious metals processed from reclaimed sources in its Earthwise Jewelry Collection.
Fancy yourself a green Holly Golightly? Hop in a cab and get thee to Tiffany's to calm the nerves and buy diamonds from an industry heavy hitter with a reputation as a leader in sustainable business practices.
Zales is North America's largest specialty jewelry retailer and a founding member of the Council for Responsible Jewellery Practices. Zales' policies regarding conflict diamonds are stringent and set in stone, if you will, so shoppers with diamond lust can purchase the bling of their liking knowing that they've made an ethically sound decision.
Formal-Invitations makes affordable, do-it-yourself wedding invitations that are printed on a range of eco-friendly papers. This Co-op America-approved company has been featured in top wedding magazines and on various bridal websites.
Remarkably sustainable, San Diego-based Green Field Paper Company eschews tree-based fibers and instead produces unique, eye-catching invites and other goods crafted from handmade paper and hemp.
Invitesite specializes in eco wedding invites, save the date cards, ceremony programs, and thank you notes that express your "giant love and tiny footprint." The company boasts exclusive designs crafted with tree-free, recycled content, and other environmentally exceptional papers available in DIY kits.
Both affordable and memorable, SealandSend Invitations are custom-designed to your preference and require no extra paper for envelopes. All invitations contain at least partly recycled material while the invites printed on Neenah Paper are 100 percent recycled.
Looking to avoid bland, mass produced wedding invites? Tasha Rae custom designs striking cards crafted from recycled, chlorine-free, and other eco-friendly papers. With each order of these unique cards, Tasha will plant a tree through American Forests.
Twisted Limb Paperworks crafts 100 percent recycled invitations for weddings (and other events). Pick from over 20 different unique designs and a choice of colors, stitching, ribbons, and more. Wildflower seeds or flower petals can also be put into the invite cards.
Various settings are available for weddings and other events in the revamped New Jersey aquarium including the Currents Ballroom which has three movie screen-sized windows into Shark Realm.
Want to party amongst lions, tigers, and bears? Say "I do" under a giant dinosaur? This acclaimed (not to mention, massive) institution on Manhattan's Upper West Side has at least a dozen sites appropriate for events such as weddings.
Although not green per say, this grand, historic (it was once dubbed "the Waldorf of the West") hotel lets lovebirds celebrate their commitment amidst some of Mother Nature's finest work: the mighty Columbia River. Say "I do" in the hotel's romantic manicured gardens or above a 208 foot waterfall.
This awe-inspiring setting of raw, natural beauty that attracts millions of visitors has various sites where couples can exchange vows including Grandeur Point, Cape Royal Amphitheater, and Shoshone Point.
Honey Hollow is a historic watershed boasting more than 120 acres of woodlands, meadows, ponds, wetlands, and forests. The main building, called the Barn, is a rustic stone structure that functions as both environmental education center and event venue.
Situated right on Baltimore's Inner Harbor, the unique architecture and extensive views along with the 16,500 creatures swimming, crawling, and hopping around make this a singular place to hold a wedding or other special soirée.
This chic resort set on 22 acres in Napa Valley features furnishings and flooring made from reclaimed natural products and locally grown produce from small organic farms used in the resort's cuisine.
Overlooking Mendocino Bay, the Inn recycles religiously and composts food waste. Its award-winning restaurant, Ravens' Restaurant, creates dishes using locally harvested products and much of the produce is grown on the Inn's organic farm.
A popular spot for weddings, the Heard is home to a nearly 300 acre wildlife sanctuary as well as indoor educational exhibits about North Texas ecosystems, snakes, and more. Weddings take place in the outdoor native plant garden or several indoor locations.
Accessible only by boat, this private island off the coast of Georgia is ideal for intimate, small-scale weddings: it accommodates no more than 30 guests. There are 10,000 preserved acres and 7 miles of pristine beaches with naturalist-led excursions.
Be whisked away from the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple and into the lush tranquility and Victorian splendor of the Palm House at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (all 52 acres of it). An excellent locale for a green fairy tale wedding.
Straddling Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, Yellowstone is America's first national park. Weddings often take place in the Old Faithful area, Lake Butte Overlook, or the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.
This world-famous park encompasses nearly 1,200 square miles of wilderness that includes ancient giant sequoias. The Yosemite Chapel is available for weddings as well as a number of sites such as Bridalveil Falls, Soda Springs, and Cathedral Bench Picnic Area.
This online vintage clothing dealer features styles from every decade dating from the 1920s through the 1980s. Looking to recreate a 1980s Dynasty-esque wedding? Or how about the 40's war bride look? You'll find the dress of your dreams here along with vintage garters, veils, and cake toppers.
Choose from a dizzying array of vintage bridal and prom dresses from the 1920s through the 1970s. This Southern California-based treasure trove of vintage duds is owned and operated by a clan with deep roots in the fashion industry.
Alongside the "Celebrity Wardrobe" (costumes worn by Liza Minelli, Diana Ross, and others), the Frock sells a selection of dramatic bridal gowns from yesteryear, including unique finds by Christian Dior, Bob Mackie, and much more.
Looking for an exquisite, traditional-looking gown made from exquisite, non-traditional fabrics? Santa Fe-based Conscious Clothing's wedding gowns, bridesmaids' dresses, and flower girl dresses are cut and sewn to order using hemp/silk blends. Hemp/tencel blends are available for vegan brides.
Create the wedding gown of your green dreams at Olivia Luca. The company's online design studio is a breeze to use with plenty of natural fibers to work with including hemp blends, fairly traded silk, soy knit, organic cotton, organic linen, and bamboo blends.
Rawganique—a Canadian company known for its deep green beliefs and easy-on-the-eyes models—makes this stylish, 100 percent hemp dress that's appropriate for special events or weddings. Manufactured in Romania, the dress is available in a range of colors like ivory, sage, burgundy, and black.
Alongside corsets, dresses, and coats, designer Rene Geneva also makes bridal gowns made from hemp and silk. Inspired by sustainable architecture and green design, Geneva's designs are modern yet classic. The company is involved with the Fashionable Neutral Carbon Program and the Sun Power Project and supports fair trade efforts.
Tennessee-based Threadhead Creations crafts wedding dresses made from natural fibers like organic cotton, peace silk, hemp, and bamboo. Order a dress off the rack, design your own, or work one-on-one with the designers on your own custom creation.
Whether you're looking for Edwardian or Victorian, Chanel or Schiaparelli, chances are you'll find at Absolutely Vintage, a treasure trove of vintage jewelry and accessories. Offerings include everything from "Cameo Classics" to "Playful Plastics" to "Sensuous Silver."
You won't find matronly heirloom cameos or Christmas tree pins here. A favorite haunt of stylists and fashion industry players, Catwalk Couture specializes in vintage costume jewelry from names sure to make any jaded fashionista's pulse race: Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Fendi, and the like.
Seeking out a retro-fabulous brooch or a dazzling rhinestone chain? Like a fine wine, Minnesota-based Michelle Web's impressive selection of vintage baubles gets better with age (all pieces are from 30 to over 100 years old).
Ruby Lane is a virtual marketplace of antique, collectible, and artisan jewelry, along with antiques and fine art for those looking to spice up the home along with the wardrobe. The over 2,000 category-strong selection—coming from over 1,700 independent vendors with individual "shops" within the site—can be a bit dizzying so pace yourself!
Designer Gwen Davis injects a breath of sustainable, stylish air into the bling scene by creating "nouveau vintage" out of strictly organic, vintage, and recycled materials. Through her pieces—necklaces, bracelets and cuffs, and personal accessories—Davis makes it clear that green jewelry isn't just about hemp chokers.
This site is focused on local food in general, but the listings may contain a caterer or two in your area. From the “Resources” page, choose “Food and Nutrition”, then “Dining Guides”, and finally choose your region and country.
Search this state-by-state directory of companies offering organic food delivery throughout the country. Choose from bakeries, boxed fruits and veggies, and full-service caterers.
Flowers are picked daily from this organic family farm and shipped overnight anywhere in the US. Shop by price or occasion (birthdays, weddings, anniversaries). California Organic Flowers also offers a flower gift club.
Diamond Organics distributes organic goods, including flowers from organic farmers in California and Hawaii. Choose from seasonal varieties, such as calendula and anenomes, as well as tropical flowers, including heliconia and bird of paradise.
Looking for something to give to a business associate or the impossible-to-buy for but flowers just won't do? Try one of these gift baskets filled with organic wine, cheese, and a bread. Or opt for their nut and dried fruit options, or the fruit and goodies basket, depending on your recipient’s taste.
Growers of Certified Organic and Certified Biodynamic flowers, this producer specializes in cool orchids, including Masdavallia, Cymbidium, Dendrobium, Laelia, and Epidendrum. Flowers by the Sea also grows and ships produce and fruit.
Organic Bouquet ships flowers nationwide that are certified both by the USDA and by Veriflora. Organic Bouquet also offers organic chocolates and other gourmet food items, as well as a monthly gift club. Earn Eco-Points on all orders for use toward future purchases.
These sugary and sensual candles from Archipelago Botanicals contain more than 50 percent natural soy wax and use lead-free wicks. They have a 60-hour burn time and are available in White Sugar & Mango and Brown Sugar & Vanilla.
Aveda's Shampure Soy Wax Candle contains 25 pure plant and flower essences (many of them certified organic) packed into a 95 percent recycled glass container. The candle offers 50 hours of clean burn time.
This 12-pack contains tiny, hand-crafted tapers made of 100 percent natural beeswax. Perfect for birthday cakes, these petite burners are available in natural or multi-color packs with three each of Red, Pumpkin, Moss, and Eggplant.
This novelty numbered soy candle will help you mark the passage of time. It tracks your child’s birthday milestones (up to 21 years), burning clean every time. Available in blue, pink, yellow, and white.
Super-fragrant EcoLight Candles are crafted from 100 percent natural soy wax and feature unbleached cotton wicks and recyclable containers. Choose from a wide array of scents both soothing and stimulating like Gardenia, Mandarian Lime, and Vanilla Velvet.
Made with natural palm wax, this pillar comes in a variety of colors and scents, including Autumn Orange, Evergreen, and Mulberry. It measures 3 inches wide, providing a warm green glow for any occasion.
Looking for paraffin-free candles in a wide variety of heady scents? Turn to Palm Creations by Nature's Finest Candles where long-burning, environmentally responsible candles made from palm oil are in ready supply.
Give your home an exotic eco-edge with Pacifica's line of handmade soy candles. All—there are many scents to pick and choose from ranging from Tuscan Blood Orange to Indian Chai—are made a clean burning soy wax blend and essential oils and essences.
Paddywax produces a line of soy wax candles packaged in biodegradable paper pulp boxes complete with hemp twine and recycled, FSC-certified wrapping paper. Choose from a variety of scents including Cucumber & Mint, Fresh Grass, and many more.
Natural body care line Pharmacopia offers candles made from 100 percent organic soy wax and essential oils that are up to standard for use in aromatherapy. Packaged in reusable glass containers, the candles are available in Citrus, Rosemary, Lavender, or Ginger.
Soulshine makes a wide array of all-natural hand dipped and poured beeswax candles free of synthetic colors and fragrances. Pick and choose from long-lasting pillars, votives, tapers, tealights, and a range of novelty candles.
These agents of aromatherapy are made with 100 percent soy wax and essential oils and use hemp or unbleached cotton wicks. Choose from seven different scents including Forest, Indian Summer, and Lavender Sky. Available in two sizes, the candles are encased in tins convenient for both home and travel.
Originally intended for weddings, there’s no reason why many of Beacoup's sustainable party staples couldn’t be used for anniversaries or birthdays. Offerings include water-soluble, biodegradable confetti, printable seed cards, bamboo place card holders, and much more.
Forgoe conventional balloons for these eco-friendly options. Made from the milky saf of the rubber tree (natural latex), they're 100 percent biodegradable in both sunlight and water. They break down in about the same time as oak tree leaves. (Available from the UK.)
These party or wedding favors come in milk or dark chocolate and contain fairly traded and organic varieties. The boxes, which can be recycled or reused, contain 144 individually wrapped treats.
With thousands of crafters selling their wares on Etsy, you’re bound to find something that’ll suit your party purposes. Use the “Shop Local” feature to find artisans in your area, and then search for eco-friendly table linens, party favors, decorations, and more.
With everything you need to plan a sustainable soirée, Green Party Goods is a one-stop-shop! It's got biodegradable crepe streamers, recycled paper garlands, reusable gift bags, lead-free wooden toys, and much more.
Deck out your Halloween haunted house or your ride-along bicycle with garland made from recycled paper material. Choose from magenta, orange, yellow, and teal. GreenPartyGoods also has colorfast, biodegradable crepe garland and party hats!
GreenSage Store sells a selection of hemp and organic cotton tablecloths in simple colors that could suit a variety of occasions. They’re also grown and sewn in the US, making them local and sustainable.
Specializing in natural fiber, simply designed, creativity inspiring toys, Magic Cabin carries a wide array of whimsical items that are sure to please pint-sized party-goers. From bird-feeders to hand-cranked lanterns, itty-bitty binoculars to child-sized gardening tools, there’s something for every occasion.
Using Certified Organic hemp or linen, these Euro-made table fashions come in 12 sizes and five colors. Rawganique offers cloths to fit rectangular, round, and square tables. Can be purchased with coordinating napkins.
Austin-based Clean Air Limo—serving Central Texas and the Hill Country—offers "style, service, and sustainability" to green Texans. The company's fleet is composed entirely of hybrids, including makes by Mercedes and Lexus. Available for airport transfers, sightseeing, special events, and more.
Their fleet includes hybrids, biodiesel- fueled vehicles, and compressed natural gas (CNG) powered options.
Want your next trip to the Colorado Rockies to be a bit greener (and sans the hassle of navigating snowy conditions yourself)? Book a ride with Green Limousine, a car service with a fleet of biodiesel-fueled sedans and SUVs.
Visit one of the Northeast's most popular summer playgrounds, Cape Cod, while curbing your carbon tiremark. Get picked up in a Prius, Altima, or Mercury Mariner at various points in New England such as Boston Logan Airport and Providence's Green Airport.
If you're not ready to give up the SUV habit when it comes time to hire a car, consider Green SUV, which offers a fleet of hybrid SUVs, including the Tahoe, Yukon, and Escalade. Transportation provided for airport service, business meetings and corporate travel, as well as special events, in the LA area.
With a fleet of private hire hybrids, greentomatocars is the greenest ride in London (they'll also transport you to other points in the UK). And they offset emission with tree-planting and various eco-friendly projects.
Offering airport pickup and drop-off, special occasion, sightseeing, and out of town services with "all hybrids all the time," New York Hybrid is a great alternative for your transportation needs.
Are you a green-minded traveler flying into San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Boston, Providence, or Manchester, New Hampshire? Give PlanetTran a buzz and they'll pick up you and your bags in a Toyota Prius and deposit you at your destination the sustainable way.
3r Living, based on the three R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, sells "future friendly products" both online and at their Brooklyn, New York, location that adhere to these principles. Choose from a wide array of green goods ranging from cleaning products to stationery to pet gear.
Guests can make a donation in the recipient’s name rather than buying something new. Gift givers can choose from a wide array of charities and then send an e-greeting to let the receiver know of their donation.
All the stylish green goodies—from toys to furniture to kitchen supplies—sold by San Francisco-based Branch have been screened for their environmental and social impacts at every step along their production line.
Have an eye for style and sustainability? Register at Design Public, an online purveyor of cutting-edge home goods and gifts with a healthy selection of green products. Need inspiration? Check out DP's blog.
ECHOage your party with this unique birthday party tool. Choose one of the e-vites, which will invite your guests to the event, while encouraging them to make one secure online financial contribution. The money goes to one unique gift for the birthday person and a charity of your choice.
All of the products offered through EcoExpress are environmentally sound. Shop by occasion, price, or category for everything from tote bags to organic vino. All shipping materials used by California-based EcoExpress are eco-friendly.
Newlyweds looking to green their first nest with organic linens, HEPA vacuum cleaners, and air purifiers have come to the right place—Green Nest offers an abundance of practical items essential in creating a healthy home. Green Nest also offerstips on how to maintain a healthy, environmentally sound home.
Heifer International, a charity with the aim to tame global poverty and care for the earth, has helped over 8 million people in 125 countries since 1944. Heifer's giving registry is similar to a traditional registry, with the recipient selecting gifts that help in-need families across the world.
Give the gift of clean water with this fun, child-friendly donation idea. PlayPump Systems are installed where children play, doubling as water pumps and merry-go-rounds for children. They pump while they play!
Set up your registry, including event type and year, and then begin adding gift ideas. VivaTerra carries a wide selection of fetching, eco-sensible items for home and garden, bed and bath, and kitchen. Keep in-tune with the latest goods on the green market by subscribing to VivaTerra's newsletter.
With World Wildlife Fund Weddings and Celebrations, engaged couples can enhance their wedding by contributing to conservation and sharing information on how to plan a wedding that's both joyous and environmentally friendly.
In addition to their carbon offset offering, 3Degrees is a leading national supplier of Green-e Certified RECs sourced from a variety of renewable energy technologies, including wind, biomass, geothermal, solar, low-impact hydro, landfill gas, and biogas. Use the footprint calculator to get started on your green energy path.
Tally emissions from driving, air travel, and home energy. Offset only what you choose. Or pick from one of Climate Friendly's custom packages (including driving, flying, etc.) that let you go carbon neutral just in that area for a year.
GreenLife lets you offset your carbon emissions from home energy use, air travel, and driving. Offset your entire yearly emissions or a portion via one of the company's pre-priced packages or use the online calculator for a more precise tally.
LivClean is a Canadian organization offering carbon offset products and solutions to both individuals and businesses around the world. Services include carbon footprint assessment, the procurement and sale of carbon offsets, sustainable business solutions, including sustainable positioning strategies, marketing, and communications, and more.