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Green Up Your Mother’s Day

By Cherl Petso
May 3, 2009
File under: Environmental Concerns, Family, Gardening, Shopping


Mother’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, May 10th. Instead of the usual flowers, jewelry, or cards, why not try something different? If your mom is eco-conscious, or you just want to do something green for her, here are some ideas.

Flowers for Good is a simple way to give back while giving your mom some pretty flowers! Choose your favorite non-profit and Flowers for Good will donate 5% of your purchase towards them.

If flowers aren’t your thing, but charity is, why not donate to your mom’s favorite charity in her name? This is perfect for the mom that is impossible to shop for and says, “Your love is present enough.”

Want a local gift idea? Check out GenGreen Life, type in your city or zip code and browse all the green local options your city has to offer, from events to beauty, to books, gardening, and carbon offsetting.

Gaiam has great green gifts options with a lot of variety at reasonable cost. They’re clothes are very mom-friendly (think Land’s End), but there is more than just clothes. Pick her up a compost bin, a yoga mat, organic sheets—you name it.

The greatest gift you can give your mom is time spent with her. Take her to the farmer’s market and buy some lunch fixins and go home to prepare lunch for her.

Is she a gardener? Help her start her spring garden and dig around in the dirt together. If she doesn’t have a green thumb, start a herb garden for her, herbs are fairly resilient! If she’s more laid back, then relax with a cup of tea and enjoy the company.

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