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8 Unique Green Alternatives to Cut Flowers

This is a reprint of a blog from Treehuggers on alternatives to cut flowers by Melissa Breyer.

Say I love you with these lovely living gifts that go easy on the planet.

Oh how we love to give flowers to our beloved on holidays. It’s estimated that sending 100 million roses – the number of roses American will give their Valentines alone each year – produces around 9,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions between field and florist. (The average American household has a carbon footprint of 48 metric tons a year, notes The Washington Post in an article on the topic.)

That hefty footprint comes courtesy of the fact that 80 percent of the flowers are imported, most grown in energy-guzzling greenhouses and drenched with toxic chemicals – and once cut, require a long journey...

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Feburary Events

kid friendly activity

Image courtesy of Discovery Kids Museum.

Here We Grow!

Through May 08, 2016

Learn about science and technology, history, local ecology, global economics and art in an exciting, kid friendly way. How do silos work? Why are greenhouses important? Learn about how eggs are sorted. Gain some cow milking skills. 
At Port Discovery Children’s Museum, 35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202.

happy valentine's day

Valentine’s Photos With Your Pet and Friendship Vows

Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2016, 12-4 pm.

Take a vow to take care of your pet for life. Have a fun ceremony and receive a 4 X 6″ print with you and your favorite furry friend for only $15 or $10 without the ceremony. Sign up now to reserve your time: goldband@bmorehumane.org or call 410-833-8848 ext. 202.
Event will be at Baltimore Humane Society ...

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