San Francisco, CA, February 12, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- As Valentine’s Day swiftly approaches, the Web is awash in a wave of green gift ideas. Most of the advice is for the hapless boyfriend, typically a well-meaning soul who knows that his sweetheart will love an eco-friendly gift, but has no idea what to get or how to get it.
Across the Web, eco-savvy websites are warning boys and men of all ages: you may purchase only organic cotton lingerie, fair trade beeswax candles, recycled cards, etc., etc. It’s hard enough finding the right present for that special lady in your life, but add in the green quotient and it can be downright overwhelming. The new, green Valentine’s Day poses something of a challenge for most of the average guys out there, who don’t get what all this tree hugging is about, but really would like to have a little hugging of their own when the day is done.
Valentine’s Day brings two things that are not easy – being green and buying a gift for a woman – together. Greenhome.com has the solution.
According to Lawrence Comras, founder of Greenhome.com, the oldest Internet retailer of eco-conscious merchandise, the secret is simple, “All you have to do is show your lover that you know how much they care about the environment.”
The answer: “Green Valentine” Gift Certificates, a brand new way to say “I love you” that is totally paperless, and a completely green alternative to typical gifts. Unlike a gift card to an ordinary retailer, a Green Valentine Gift Certificate sends a personal message, and at the same time it promotes green, responsible consumption, by allowing the recipient to get something they really need. And for those eco-shoppers whose Valentine’s Day presents aren’t picked out yet, green consumerism is now sophisticated enough to accommodate even down-to-the-wire online shopping.
Available in $25 denominations, with no expiration date, Greenhome.com’s Green Valentine Gift Certificates enable the lucky recipient to shop at their leisure and choose for themselves from amongst Green Home's huge collection of environmentally friendly products. Green Home has the most rigorous Product Approval Policy online, is partnered with some of the most respected environmental organizations, and is deeply committed to saving the planet.
Experts such as Comras attribute the Green Valentine phenomenon not just to a better-informed consumer base, but also to the quality and desirability of the products themselves. Comras proudly shows off new Valentine’s Day personal care products including fresh and natural organic body and massage oil. He strokes a plush terry cloth robe while explaining that it is made from 100 percent organic cotton and that it is bleached with hydrogen peroxide, a favorable alternative to the potentially toxic chlorine traditionally used in fabric dyes. “The toxic output from these products is far less than from conventional products,” says Comras.
He then adds: “Love may be in the air, but if we don't protect the environment, we might not be able to see it!”
About Green Home
Green Home, Inc., is the premier online resource for consumers interested in environmentally conscious living. Green Home provides information, products and services that promote a healthier, more ecologically sound home environment. Currently, www.greenhome.com offers more than 1,500 products in over 150 categories. Useful information and articles written by the country's leading authors and experts in the areas of healthy and environmental living are also featured. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Green Home was founded in 1999 and is a privately held company. Visit www.greenhome.com for more information.
Contact: Alison Lambert