Wednesday, May 7, 2008

A Fair, Green, & Just Mother's Day

Here are some of the most popular Mother's Day gifts. However, we would like to suggest a more sustainable choice this year.

Flowers - choose Fair Trade or organic flowers from a number of retailers (check Fair Trade Certified for a list of retailers).

Chocolate - choose Fair Trade chocolate.

Dinner or Lunch - choose a local restaurant that serves local and organic foods, or visit the farmer's market and you do the cooking!

Jewelry - why choose a conflict diamond or ruby when you can choose Fair Trade items or something made from recycled materials? Over 100 retailers are listed on the Fair Trade Federation website.

Gifts - Fair Trade, recycled, natural, or organic gifts of any kind or visit Changing the Present for gifts that benefit nonprofits.

Cards - send eCards through Care2, Blue Mountain Cares, Three Leaf Cards, Mother's Day for Peace, or any number of others that make a charitable donation when you send an electronic card. But you say you want the old-fashioned paper card? No problem. Purchase from (or make a donation to) Komen for the Cure, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Doorways for Women and Families, or Women for Women International.

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