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CO2 is the foremost human-made greenhouse gas contributing to global warming.

Transporting flowers around the world cause high CO2 emissions from trucks and freight planes.

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Eco Flowers

— A Simple, Natural, and Cost-Efficient Solution for the Future!

Flowers are beautiful and delight the senses, but they come at a high price in production and transportation. A flower's carbon footprint is measured by the carbon dioxide that enters the earth's atmosphere from its initial stage of growth and production to its final destination on our tables and desks.
Flowers that last a year or longer
Flowers that last a year or longer
Flowers that last a year or longer
 
Flower Transport

As consumers, we don't think of this when deciding which bouquet to give anniversaries or birthdays or brighten a room in our homes or offices.

Think for a minute about what's 'hidden behind the curtain' when you buy a bunch of fresh-cut flowers at your local florist, supermarket, or roadside stand. Chances are those flowers were grown in South America.

Transporting Flowers Cause High CO2 Emissions

Flowers are the #1 perishable import into Miami. Almost 90% of the 4.5 billion fresh-cut flowers imported into the United States every year come into Miami, where they are repackaged for delivery to wholesalers. Every single day, at least 40,000 cases of perishable flowers arrive at Miami International Airport.

Those cases of flowers are loaded into refrigerated trucks at the farms in Ecuador and Colombia, then loaded onto cargo planes for immediate shipment by air, then unloaded into refrigerated trucks and delivered to refrigerated warehouses. Then the planes fly south again to pick up more loads. The environmental impact (and cost) of all that jet fuel and all that refrigerant is staggering.

 

Many companies are touting plants' substitution for flowers, as gifts, at weddings, and as decoration in our homes. While this is a viable solution for putting in a pot or vase, this does not satisfy us as intensely as flowers.

Flower arrangements date back to ancient Egypt, where flowers were selected according to symbolic meaning. These associations have carried through to the modern-day. Can you imagine giving your beloved a potted cactus to convey your love, in place of red roses, on Valentine's day?

What then is the solution to satisfy both the need for fresh-cut flowers and the desire to be conscious consumers who want to preserve the planet for our children and grandchildren?

Buying flowers that are locally grown is an option, but depending on your region's climate, this may or may not be helping. In cooler temperatures, flowers are generally produced in greenhouses under artificial conditions (heating and lighting where fossil fuels are burned).

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Flowers that last a year or longer
Flowers that last a year or longer

Dried and silk flowers are options, but neither one manages to delight the Flowernistas discerning admiration of natural beauty like only a real flower can do.

Our Solution

There is really only one answer: a real eco-friendly flower that is naturally treated to retain its beauty and freshness that remains fresh and lasts for many months.

This type of flower will help reduce the carbon footprint and the weekly expense of keeping fresh flowers.

 

Imagine a one-time purchase for up to a year to appreciate the beauty of natural flowers.

 

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