Carol Reed-Jones, MM, is a children's author, music teacher, vegetarian,
concerned eco-consumer, and the author of Green Weddings That
Don't Cost the
Earth. She has a master of music degree in music history, teaches
music at a Montessori school, and travels to schools as a visiting author,
teaching poetry writing, and reading from her children's book,
The Tree in the Ancient Forest (Dawn Publications, 1995).
Green Weddings is the first and, at this point, only book entirely dedicated to
wedding planning with the environment in mind. The book came about because
Carol and her husband-to-be could not find any books
on wedding planning that shared their values and concern for the environment.
So, based upon their experience and the experiences of others, she wrote a book
on wedding planning with an environmental focus, including vegan reception
recipes, and sources of
organically-grown, natural fiber fabrics and wedding clothes.
Carol has been a guest on radio shows around the country, and has been
interviewed for articles on green weddings by writers from E Magazine, the
Portland Oregonian, the Chicago Tribune, and others. Reviews of her
book have also appeared in Vegetarian Journal, The New Age Journal Sourcebook,
Bridal Guide, Self, Country Connections, and Library Journal.
Carol has taught Green Weddings workshops, given punch and vegan wedding cake
tastings at bookstores, and is the editor of the quarterly Green Weddings
Newsletter. She strongly believes in living in ways that preserve the earth and
all life on it.
She and her husband live in the
Pacific Northwest with two cats, Sadie and Tenaya, and dog Shadow.