Monday, February 12, 2007

Flowers, Valentine's Day and Human Rights

For those not attending Deb Stoller's Curiously Lonely anti-Valentine's Day party tomorrow, you might be thinking of giving (or getting) flowers.

Stephanie's post about flowers for Valentine's Day --and the related human rights and toxicity issues she mentions--reminds me of a flyer I found on our coffee table yesterday: Organic Bouquets in support of Amnesty International.

Organic Bouquet sells flowers that are grown and harvested using practices that aim to improve the quality of farm working conditions, minimize damage to ecosystems, conserve biodiversity, and enhance environmental quality for future generations.

Organic Bouquet has partnered with Amnesty International USA to educate consumers about the benefits of purchasing sustainably grown and certified organic flowers and to support Amnesty International’s efforts in protecting human rights. With each flower purchase, 10% will be donated to Amnesty International U.S.A.

They have also partnered with several other charities--Red Cross Roses, Jane Goodall Calla Lilies, etc.

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