Sierra Magazine: Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

From 2015 onward, new posts will appear only here: http://www.sierraclub.org/greenlife


The Green Life: Green Your Valentine’s Day: Flower Power

« Daily Roundup: February 7, 2011 | Main | New Poll: Americans Want Tax Breaks for Going Green »

February 08, 2011

Green Your Valentine’s Day: Flower Power

Valentine's Day rose This Valentine’s Day, don’t forget about Mother Earth. Our tips this week tell you how to make her feel cared for even while you’re tending to the other loves of your life. 

Tip #2: Let love blossom.

It’s little-known, but the flower industry is pretty environmentally destructive. To minimize your impact, consider ordering an organic bouquet. Better yet, pluck some peonies from your own garden or bike over to your neighborhood’s farmers’ market to buy a locally grown burst of color (make sure to ask the farmer whether what you're buying is free of pesticides). Remember, too, that a potted plant always lasts longer.

Tell us: What’s your favorite source of eco-friendly flowers?


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Green Your Valentine’s Day: Flower Power :

User comments or postings reflect the opinions of the responsible contributor only, and do not reflect the viewpoint of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting. The Sierra Club accepts no obligation to review every posting, but reserves the right (but not the obligation) to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate.

Up to Top

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...