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Gift of Green: Earth Friendly Valentine's Day Idea

Still looking for a Valentines day gift that’s beyond the typical chocolate & flowers?  BeGreen has eco-friendlyValentine’s solutions for any procrastinator. image002Or for anyone looking to carbon offset some not-so-earth friendly V-day plans.  And it’s under $10.

You can purchase BeGreen’s Valentine’s “Gift of Green” lovers, and have three trees planted on behalf of your Valentine by going to BeGreen‘s website.  For only $9.95 per gift, consumers get a certificate that acknowledges the purchase of the carbon offsets, which can be printed (or hopefully forwarded via email) and presented to that special someone.

BeGreen’s Carbon Offsets are a division of Green Mountain Energy Company, the nation’s leading provider of cleaner electricity and carbon offset solutions.  Purchasing just the three trees will help the planet by:

  • Absorbing approximately 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions throughout the trees’ lifetime.  
  • Providing important wildlife habitats
  • Purifying rivers and streams
  • The three trees will be planted in the Mendocino National Forest near San Francisco.  This reforestation project is a partnership between BeGreen and American Forests to plant the seeds that will help reduce carbon in the air AND keep this habitat thriving for species like the Northern Spotted Owl

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher
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