Flowers for Mother Earth
Ah, but don’t we love to get that great feeling of making someone feel good?
To be able to send a loved one candy, chocolates, teddy bears and the most common gift of a flower bouquet warms us inside when we know that we’ve made a difference in the course of someone else’s day.
We’ve made someone feel good, but at what cost environmentally speaking? These questions don’t typically occur to us when sending gifts to our loved ones
.By ordering flowers, how much have we increased the carbon footprint? Are the farmers that tend to these lovely bouquets treated fairly and paid adequately? Do the growers have adequate housing?
Now you can do your part for both of your loved ones; your significant other as well as Mother Earth.
Organic Bouquet has a unique online collection of stylish products that are carefully selected with the highest social and environmental standards and practices.
Robert McLaughlin, CEO of Organic Bouquet, tells us more about how his company contributes to Mother Earth each and every single day.
“We’re a mission based business,” Robert said. “Everything that we do has to benefit the environment, it has to have a social component to it as well. It has to benefit the worker, the grower, and the artisans from where ever we’re receiving the product.”
The Florida-based company has over 55 partnerships with charitable organizations. It is also involved in several community projects around the globe.
Those partnerships include USDA, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, Accion International, Conservacion y Dessarollo, Florverde, Flor Ecuador, Veriflora, Nicaragua Reforestation Project and Carbonfund.org.
Robert elaborates on the partnership with Carbonfund.org.
“We do carbon offsets on our shipments since we do a lot of shipping by air, FedEx, you know the gifting industry; everybody wants it over night. We calculate all of our air shipments by working with Carbonfund. Then we participate by doing a project that pulls carbon out of the air to offset that.”Continued on the next page