Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and there are plenty of ways to show mom a little love other than ordering up a bouquet of pesticide-drenched flowers grown 3000 miles away. Here are a few gift ideas that will make Mother Earth as happy as your own mum:
Bag-drying stand: Keep Mom’s plastic bags out of the Pacific Garbage Patch. This low-tech gadget will help Mom dry out and reuse her produce baggies without cluttering up her counter.
Battery charger: Mother Earth is going to barf if we keep feeding her spent batteries. A battery charger will save your mom lots of money, because she’ll never have to buy batteries again.
Cloth handkerchiefs, shopping bags or napkins: Save money and trees with these reusable items.
Spa Gift Basket: Global Exchange sells this as a fundraiser and vouches for the eco-credentials of the items and the packaging.
Organic Flowers: If your mom will truly disown you without flowers, you can have organically-grown flowers sent through Organic Bouquet.
And, of course, nothing says I love you like a rooftop PV array. If your mom isn’t tech-savvy, help her get an iquote for her home. Anyone who signs a lease by Mother’s Day will get a $100 Whole Foods gift certificate. Just type the words “Mother’s Day promo” under “additional comments” when prompted.