Socially conscious and eco-friendly goods for the “do-good” valentine.
Does a store-bought card make you think of deforestation? A bouquet of flowers conjure images of pesticide pollution? Whether for yourself or your Al-Gore-inspired Valentine, here are three gift ideas that will keep the conscience clean and happy.
Actress Julianne Moore is sponsoring a drive to help increase early education, literacy and nutrition programs for children in the poorest areas of the United States. Donate and receive special Save the Children valentines to e-mail or print and send to friends and family.
Forgo the Starbucks gift card and give a $20 Greendimes gift certificate instead. The one-time purchase keeps 90% of junk mail and unwanted catalogs out of your mailbox plus ensures that 10 trees will be planted in your honor.
Can’t resist sending roses? Order from Organic Bouquet, which ensures flowers are grown without the use of toxic pesticides. One dozen classic red roses are $49.95.
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