Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sustainable Flowers and Eaglet #2

What is the carbon footprint of these flowers and how far
did they travel to get to NYC?
Click for photo credit.
I was just working on a proposal for a research project on evaluating sustainability benchmarking schemes when I received an email from a friend of mine about a book and blog about sustainability in the flower industry.  Most of us probably know that most of the flowers we buy come from vast distances.  For example, there are many growers in Florida that ship landscape plants all over the country and a huge number of cut flowers bought in the United States originate in South America and Europe.

This book and this blog provide a variety of interesting information about locally sourced and sustainably raised cut flowers and plants.  Hope you enjoy!

Also, as you know, I've been following the saga of the Eagles in Wisconsin and their webcam exploits.  The second eagle hatched today and the eaglets are starting to get active.  You can watch them here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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