What are the emissions of the average American wedding?
Every wedding is unique, and as a result, the carbon footprint for each event may vary widely. However, the average Wedding in the United States produces around 62 tons of carbon dioxide. That’s the equivalent of burning over 65,000 pounds of coal! You would need to plant nearly 3,000 trees to offset those emissions.
Factors that play a role in your wedding’s footprint include:
- Lodging and other accommodations
- Air travel
- Ground transportation
The individual choices made regarding these factors can push the event’s carbon footprint above or below that 62-ton average. For example, those selecting green wedding options such as local flowers and food will have a smaller footprint, while destination weddings with hundreds of attendees would have a much larger one.
Included in the Wedding Offset package are:
- a complete impact assessment for your wedding;
- 62 tonnes of carbon sinks (additional available for a fee); and
- a certificate of carbon neutrality.