Pretty and smart: L.A.-based Bash Eco Events uses carrot and beet juice to dye gift bags for a baby shower. Photo by Gina Sabatella.
Bash Eco Events relies on chefs to develop local menus using seasonal ingredients to offer eco-conscious menus. Photo by Gina Sabatella.
Gala Events of Rockville, Md., pares down floral, using soy candles instead, for an eco-conscious wedding. Photo by Jack Hartzman/Washington Talent, Photo & Video.
Gala Events uses locally sourced foodstuffs from the Washington area at this wedding buffet; note ice sculptures in the shape of monuments. Photo by Jack Hartzman/Washington Photo, Talent & Video.
Chicago-based Kehoe Designs creates an "Ecouture" event, showing how lovely decor made from recycled elements can be. Photo by Denise Stanley Photography.
Dallas event professional Steve Kemble creates a "green" suite based largely on recycled cardboard, cotton linen and bamboo. Photo by RUDA Photography.
Matthew David Hopkins' 360 Design Events in New York greens a gala with a dramatic "sustainable ceiling" created from strips of cotton fabric that were later donated to a school. Photo by Jamie Watts.
360 Design Events saves on fresh floral by alternating floral centerpieces with ice pieces. Photo by Jamie Watts.
360 Design Events turns to LED lighting around the room perimeter to save on energy. Photo by Jamie Watts.
Santa Barbara, Calif.--based Renaud's Patisserie offers chocolate mousse cakes on edible lily pads at at event by Merryl Brown Events, also based in Santa Barbara. Photo by Nell Campbell.
A giant Buddha provides a serene scene at the Green Gala for the Santa Barbara Community Environmental Council; the event was designed by Merryl Brown Events. Photo by Nell Campbell.
A "green greeter" welcomes guests and gives info on the sponsor at the Green Gala designed by Merryl Brown Events. Photo by Nell Campbell.
Merryl Brown Events uses stone mushrooms and iron lanterns to create a rustic mood. Photo by Nell Campbell.
Loden green linen, organic wheatgrass centerpieces and reused candles grace the gala designed by Merryl Brown Events, which achieved a 91 percent waste-diversion rate. Photo by Nell Campbell.
Pretty and green: Alexandria, Va.-based caterer Windows relies on sustainable seafood whenever possible for treats such as tuna tartare lollipops. Photo by Windows Catering.
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