Story | Sep 30, 2013 | 6:30 AM
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Story | Jan 25, 2011 | 10:23 AMWhat is the newest and fastest growing trend in the multi-billion dollar per year wedding industry? Why going "green" of course. What does going "green" mean. It means that you can have organic or locally grown food, you can be whisked away in a hybrid limo, have your invitations printed on recycled paper or use potted plants instead of cut flowers. "People are making purchasing decisions based on environmental concerns," says Gerald Prolman, the founder of OrganicBouquet.com, an online organic florist. All over the country, caterers now offer pesticide-free menus and all-natural vintages. More than ever, fine china and linen napkins are returning and the idea of throwaways is, well, being thrown out.
Column | Sep 30, 2013 | 6:30 AM
Several years ago, I served as the Grand Marshal for Seattle's St. Patrick's Day parade. That year, the visiting dignitary was Noel Dempsey, then the Irish minister for communications. Noel explained to me that each St. Patrick's Day, the demand for Irish...
Story | Sep 29, 2013 | 3:39 PM
Story | Nov 6, 2013 | 2:30 AM
When it comes to buying organic, questions abound. Here are some answers: 1. What is organic? Does organic mean no genetically modified organisms (GMO)? The definition of "organic," according to the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA), is that animal...