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Tips for a Sustainable and Ethical Valentine's Day

So, you care deeply about how your purchases affect people, society and the environment. You are health conscious and try to reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals. With Valentine’s Day coming up, you want to show your love, friendship or appreciation while still sticking to your values. So let’s dive in. The Classics: Flowers and Chocolates  The problem with flowers is not only the classic agricultural issues of how it is grown and fair labor practices, there is also the issue that cut flowers have a short life, which affects transportation. Flowers are flown all over the world, often making multiple transcontinental trips, before they even reach your doorstep, and often need a heavy dose of chemicals to survive the...

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Go Green Online

Written by Anyse Mellott Is it worth it to spend all that time driving to the mall? Depending on the location, people can spend hours prepping for and being at the mall. The alternative is to shop online, which has gradually increased as businesses takeover online media. It’s easier to shop online and less time-consuming. People can skip peak hours, long lines, and bad traffic by staying home and shopping, which you can even do in your pjs. Bad habits also die, as people aren’t tempted by every display (glitzy mannequins decked out from head to toe) in the store. I know I get distracted at the end of my shopping spree because of all the decorative cases filled with...

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