Sustainable buying decisions can reshape the environment. This week, we ask: How environmentally friendly are your Mother's Day plans?
Every week, Earth911.com challenges you with quizzes to test your sustainability savvy and help you make environmentally friendly choices when you shop, use products and dispose of unwanted items.
Since "Mothering Sunday" was first celebrated in England in the 1600s, flowers have played a role in celebrating Mom. Since the 19th century, flower cultivation has grown into global industry. Is it good for the environment?
You can celebrate Mom with beautiful cards made from recycled materials and electronic greeting cards. Both are better for the environment than cards made from virgin wood. Make the smart choice when selecting how to tell Mom you love her.
When serve breakfast in bed to your Mother on her special day, be sure to avoid using plastic wrap on the leftovers. If you do, recycle! According to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, how much did plastic wrap and film recycling grow over the seven years ending in 2012?
CSRHub.com, which rates companies' environmental performance, reports that three of the five companies listed below have sustainability ratings in the bottom 11 percent of companies globally. That's your hint. Now pick your gift to see whether Mother Nature will count it as the highest rated.
A Mother's Day meal should be good for Mother Earth, too. Be sure to buy in-season vegetables from your own region to minimize the greenhouse gases emitted while transporting them to your local market. Field To Plate has a convenient list of sites to check what's in season.
Your final question today: Which of the vegetables below are the most water-intensive, and consequently unsustainable, fruits or vegetables?