Valentine's Day is lovely. But there's one quick thing you can do today and all the rest of the times you feel like sending someone flowers. Ask if your florist carries fair-trade, organic flowers.
The Rain Forest Alliance has an amazing set of facts about cut flowers and ferns that makes for good reference. You can find it here.
And if you're looking for a good place to buy cut flowers that are responsibly sourced, guess what? You don't need to look any farther than 1-800-FLOWERS, which responded within 72 hours to a push from Change.org to not only publish their flower sources, but to offer a selection of fair-trade sourced cut flowers and ferns for Mother's Day.
Yes, you know, Mother's Day. The holiday that celebrates the other love of your life.