Show Your Love... for the Environment

Can you be a responsible citizen, a good conservationist and a romantic? Well, sure. The secret is picking sustainable varieties of traditional Valentine's Day goodies. A few options from the Rainforest Alliance, perfect for anytime you want to show your love for your partner and the environment...

Pick up a bouquet of flowers bearing the little green frog seal. Available at Whole Foods Market, FTD.com and Costco, flowers from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms are harvested with respect for people, wildlife and the surrounding environment.

Choose quality chocolate treats made with cocoa from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. Today, many chocolatiers are opting for beans grown on responsibly-managed farms, including Artisan du Chocolat, Côte d 'Or, Kallari, Nature 's Treasures, Newman 's Own Organics, Sibu Chocolate and The Chocolate Truffle Company.

Share a bottle of Willamette Valley Vineyards wine, stopped with a sustainably-harvested cork. Your purchase benefits cork-harvesting communities in the Mediterranean.

Write a sweet note on a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)/Rainforest Alliance Certified card. It's a simple gesture that will make your loved one smile -- and bring real benefits to the forests and communities where the card stock originates.

Head to The Body Shop and pick up some pampering essentials for your sweetheart. A few great options: FSC-certified foot files, nail brushes and hair brushes.

The best reason to celebrate Valentine's Day with the Rainforest Alliance: your purchase of any of these sustainably-harvested goods benefits people, wildlife and the environment. What 's not to love about that?

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