Toronto-based, eco-friendly designer Adele Wechsler is partnering with two major companies to help spread a green message. She’s teaming up with Aveda hair care products to raise awareness for eco-conscious wedding planning and preparation. “Aveda and I share the same mission,” says Wechsler. “We both want to help people take small steps toward living an eco-friendly lifestyle.”

Wechsler also was selected to design the costume Ritz-Carlton Hotel‘s new green mascot, Mother Nature, which recently launched at the Ritz-Carlton of Charlotte, North Carolina. Mother Nature will play an important role to help promote the hotel’s new LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.