Reporters and bloggers are using the occasion of Valentine’s Day to explore the health and environmental aspects of typical gifts and recommend worker- and Earth-friendly alternatives.
• Jennifer Sass at NRDC’s Switchboard blog describes how typical greenhouse practices harm flower workers, and offers some healthier Valentine’s Day suggestions.
• The Green Guide at Grist suggests some green options for flowers and chocolate.
• Terra Sigillata alerts us to a romantic tune that can be downloaded to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
• The LA Times’ Margot Roosevelt reports on prominent jewelry retailers’ opposition to the Pebble Mine proposed for the site of the world’s largest sockeye salmon run; it’s part of the broader “No Dirty Gold” campaign.
My own Valentine plans include dinner at a local organic restaurant and Fair Trade Divine chocolate (disclosure: I’m friends with Divine USA’s CEO). Anyone else have green V-Day gift ideas to share?