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The Green Life: Green Your Valentine's Day: Ethical Sweets

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February 08, 2010

Green Your Valentine's Day: Ethical Sweets

Chocolate and cocoa We know, we know: Valentine’s Day is nothing more than a Hallmark holiday, promoted mainly to increase consumerism. Or is it? Turns out you can actually show a little love for Mother Earth while enjoying the amorous occasion. This week we’re telling you how.

Tip #1: Choose Organic Chocolate

Of all crops, cocoa demands the second highest use of pesticides (first place goes to cotton). But toxicity isn’t a requirement. In fact, the sweet stuff tastes better when producers honor USDA organic standards, which prohibit the use of harmful chemicals. This benefits our bodies and the earth, by preventing all those poisons from getting into the soil, water, and air. Not sure which organic chocolate to choose for your sweetheart? Check out our picks here.

Tip #2: Beneficial Blooms

Tip #3: Green Gifts

Tip #4: Conscious Cards

Tell us: How will you go green this Valentine's Day?

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