5 tips to have an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day

This month, appreciate your loved ones—and the environment—with gestures designed for lasting impact.

Instead of traditional greeting cards, get plantable ones that will transform your Valentine’s Day message into blooms of garden color.

Before you grab that bouquet, take a peek at the base: Many arrangements are packed with floral foam, a crumbly plastic that often ends up in waterways. Avoid it when possible—and never wash it down the sink.

Most of the cut flowers sold in the United States are imported, meaning they’ve probably flown more miles than you have lately. A locally grown plant is an eco-friendly and longer-lasting alternative.

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