Sunday, February 14, 2010

Green Chocolate

Happy Valentine's Day

Are you giving your sweetheart a sweet gift?

If chocolate is on your list, take the opportunity to use your economic voice for more sustainable chocolate growing and harvesting.

Organic, free-trade and shade grown are all better options for the planet. All are more likely to be grown with reduced pesticide use, to pay growers fairly for their harvest and to protect more of the surrounding forest ecosystem.

For more on green choices when buying chocolate, check out the Fair Trade USA. Make your Valentine's effort a gift for two loves, your sweetheart and the earth.

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