5 ways to Green Your Flowers
Wake up and smell the fair trade, organically grown, or local roses. The number one way to green your next flower purchase is to buy fair trade or organic varieties. These flowers are grown without the use of chemical pesticides, which not only decreases pollution in our air, water, and soil, but also protect the health of flower farmers, who are not subjected to health-threatening chemicals or other hazards at work. Local flowers grown without chemicals take it up a notch, cutting out the polluting and climate change-inducing transportation required to truck flowers from far-flung locales to your home.
Flowers that are certified as fair trade and organically grown protect the health of flower farmers, and the earth's soil, water, and air, from dangerous chemicals and pesticides.
These eco-friendly blossoms will travel a shorter distance from farm to table, minimizing the CO2 emissions and air pollution associated with long-haul truck transport.
Try something new the next time you're considering buying flowers. Potted flowering plants last longer, freshen indoor air, and can be grown organically.
Make your flowers stand out with unique, earth-friendly vase options.
Forget buying cut flowers—grow your own! By choosing heirloom varieties, you'll be preserving valuable plant species, too.