11 Feb '12, 3pm

4 Ways to Avoid the Hidden Evils of Valentine’s Day

4 Ways to Avoid the Hidden Evils of Valentine’s Day

© r2beccaf via Flickr -- Valentine's beyond the flowers and chocolate. How bad can chocolate, flowers and jewelry be? Showing your loved ones you care with the conventional route of gifts can have seriously negative environmental and ethical consequences from blood diamonds to child labor. Americans will spend an estimated $17.6 billion this year on Valentine’s Day, according to the National Retail Federation , from dining out to intimate apparel. These estimates claim $1.1 billion will be spent on greeting cards alone this year. The good news: there is an abundance of sustainable alternatives. As the second biggest gift-giving occasion next to Christmas, we'll spend an average of $126 on the holiday, according to the NRF’s survey. And while it's nice to know $4.52 will go to our pets, how many will get organic treats? If you’re tempted to grab the Whitman’s, Hallmark and ...

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