|Roses from One World Flowers|
In that spirit, how are you bringing the world into your Valentine's Day celebration? Two thoughts. If you are going to give your special person a traditional gift, think about fair trade flowers and chocolates. That way, you celebrate both love and global friendship.
But there is also the option of rethinking the whole concept of giving flowers.
Church World Service tells us why....
fair-trade sales in Colombia, Ecuador and Kenya). At the same time, it's important to remind ourselves that not everyone has the same access to water that we have in the Western countries (even in drought-prone New Mexico).
So, on Valentine's Day it's important to also remind ourselves of our solidarity with those who do not have access to clean water as well as our friendship with Mother Earth.
But if you must buy flowers today, please opt for the fair-trade option.
Happy Global Friendship Day!