Reporters and bloggers are using the occasion of Valentineâs Day to explore the health and environmental aspects of typical gifts and recommend worker- and Earth-friendly alternatives.
â¢Â Jennifer Sass at NRDCâs Switchboard blog describes how typical greenhouse practices harm flower workers, and offers some healthier Valentineâs Day suggestions.
â¢Â The Green Guide at Grist suggests some green options for flowers and chocolate.
â¢Â Terra Sigillata alerts us to a romantic tune that can be downloadedÂ to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
â¢Â The LA Timesâ Margot Roosevelt reports on prominent jewelry retailersâ opposition to the Pebble Mine proposed for the site of the worldâs largest sockeye salmon run; itâs part of the broader âNo Dirty Goldâ campaign.
My own Valentine plans include dinner at a local organic restaurant and Fair Trade Divine chocolate (disclosure: Iâm friends with Divine USAâs CEO). Anyone else have green V-Day gift ideas to share?