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Green Valentines Day

What’s the best green Valentine’s Day gift? With apologies to all the rose lovers out there, but roses aren’t green. 

That may be surprising. After all, flowers are natural and compostable. But when we examine climate and flowers, the biggest issue is transportation. Valentine’s Day occurs in the middle of winter for most of the U.S., and Valentine’s Day bouquets have to travel a long way to get to your loved one’s arms. Most of the roses given for Valentine’s Day in the U.S. come from overseas and, particularly, Latin America– especially Colombia and Ecuador, the world’s second- and third-largest exporters of cut flowers after the Netherlands. In fact, Colombia alone shipped more than 4 billion flowers to the U.S. in 2018.

In total, it’s estimated that more than 15,000 tons of flowers are delivered in less than a month to fill Valentine’s bouquets from Ecuador alone. And, because roses are particularly fragile, they have to be flown and trucked in temperature-controlled planes and trucks which has significant consequences for the climate. 
So, what’s a responsible green Valentine gift? 

It’s 100% clean, renewable energy from wind and solar farms.
Take a look at: CleanChoice Energy 

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