Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Have you prepared your outfits yet? How about your meal reservation? Your flowers and chocolates? Have you filed for leave? Sure. Great.

Valentine’s day is one of the busiest days in the world. Celebrated in different countries, the day of love is an economic tool that inflates the prices of various items related to it – hotel reservation, chocolates, flowers, food, clothing, among others. Most importantly, just like all holidays, the celebration and anticipation of Valentine’s day are harmful to the environment.

But fret not! If you have not found your lover a gift this Valentine’s Day, CleanChoice Energy has a suggestion for you!

CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company that encourages and supports people and businesses to cut emissions and live a more environmentally-friendly life. This year, the company introduced a Valentine’s Day Gift that will help them in their fight for environmental sustainability, especially for the care of the Appalachian Forest. The CleanChoice Valentine’s Day offer allows people to instead gift the protection and sustainable care of forests on a form of a $25 carbon gift.

Coal mining and logging have destroyed over 1.4 million acres and altered approximately 83 percent of the habitat in this ecological region. New research suggests that forests are still the best tool we have to pull carbon out of the air.

Each $25 gift of carbon offsets supports the protection and sustainable care of one acre of forests in Appalachia. The Valentine’s Day program will specifically help the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.

As the company argues, Valentine’s Day is a significant contributor to global carbon emissions. Being one of the most wast-inducing holidays, Valentine’s Day that needs 100 million roses grown for a typical Valentine’s Day in the US that produces 9,000 metric tons of carbon emissions.

To purchase the gift, people simply need to go to their website, select the number of acres they would give as gifts, and pay for it. Once the transaction is complete, CleanChoice will email a Valentine and certificate to the recipient of the present and the gifter receives a receipt.

With this, not only that you can give your special someone a gift that they will never forget, but you have also provided the gift of life to the Appalachian forests – and fresh air for everyone!


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