Going green in 2013!
Beginning a new year brings us to reflecting on the past and planning for the new.
During 2012 we did a lot of research into growing our business green.
We took classes at Longwood Gardens and checked with our wholesale suppliers for eco-friendly sources – with the goal of bringing you beautiful flowers and keeping our planet beautiful.
Eco-flowers is an interesting catch-all term for many things -
-flowers grown with no or low pest and disease sprays
-conserving water while growing
-socially acceptable treatment of employees (good working conditions, fair wages…)
and a commitment to provide a great product in a socially, environmentally friendly way.
What do we take from our research? We can:
Support certified eco- friendly companies by purchasing their products.
Purchase flowers that are grown in an environmentally responsible way – particularly organic flowers.
Purchase from companies who treat their employees with dignity and provide good working conditions and salaries.
To sum it all up – we can’t have everything but if we can be a bit flexible with our choices, most of our flower purchases will achieve this goal.
This movement is in its infancy in the fresh flower trade. If we demand it – it will come. It’s all about supply and demand!
Let’s make a difference in 2013!