Green Tip {Tuesday}

Cut it out. Fresh cut flowers are beautiful, but beware they can be a bit of an Eco disaster. Most of the flowers sold here in the U.S. are actually grown overseas in large poorly ventilated greenhouses. To reach your home they travel thousands of miles, spewing fossil fuels along the way. And greenhouse workers are exposed to tremendous amounts of pesticides and herbicides. Sorry if I killed the romance but luckily sustainable and organic flowers are more readily available. Also, look for local flower sources- like your farmers market. If you do decide to go the traditional route make sure that you wear gloves to protect yourself from the pesticides, and place your flowers in a well ventilated area.

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