Here at Soul Flower we try our very best to keep Mother Earth in mind…not just for Earth Day, but Every day. We keep the Kenyan proverb, “Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children.” close to heart. After all, what we make of our world today, is the world we must live in tomorrow.

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Here are a few of the things we do to make Soul Flower and our earth a greener, kinder place. 
  • We carry eco-friendly clothing items, many of which contain organic cotton, recycled fibers and hemp.
  • We have an extensive line of Soul Flower Original designs using eco friendly & organic fabrics, that are printed in small batches in the USA with natural inks.
  • We support fair trade organizations to ensure that local artisans work in a healthy environment and receive a fair wage.
  • We carry many products made from repurposed and recycled items.
  • We offset our climate footprint through Carbon Fund to support renewable energy and reforestation projects that reduce CO2.
  • We ship all of our UPS packages using their Carbon Neutral Shipping Option which helps us offset the environmental cost of sending your goods from Minnesota.
  • We reuse paper, boxes and envelopes whenever possible. Don’t be surprised to see your items packaged in reused boxes or envelopes…remember reusing is even better than recycling!
  • We are Green Office Certified through the Greenline Paper Co., which means we use energy wisely, we recycle, we use recycled products & we are overall environmentally savvy.
  • We use Priority Mail boxes (which are post consumer recycled) and rarely add packaging materials. But, when we must, we reuse packing materials that have been sent to us by others. In the last 7 years we haven’t bought a single padded envelope or packing peanut.
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  • All day-to-day printing is done on recycled paper & we always use both sides.
  • We recycle all unusable paper, cardboard, newsprint, plastic, metal and glass.
  • We recycle unusable Tyvec envelopes through an agreement with Dupont, who uses them to make park benches and playground equipment.
  • We print our catalog using soy-based inks on recycled paper with at least 10% post consumer content.
  • We plant two trees for every one tree used in our catalog production through a collaboration with the Arbor Day Foundation.
  • We make regular donations to organizations working hard to further environmental efforts, including theIowa Natural Heritage FoundationGreen AmericaArbor Day Foundation, and CarbonFund.
If you have any other ideas that would help us do even better, please let us know! 

What are you doing for Earth Day this weekend? 🙂

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1 Comment on Earth Day Every Day

  1. Nicole Palmby
    April 20, 2012 at 6:34 pm (9 years ago)

    What a great reminder that every company can take steps–no matter how small–to be kind to Mother Earth! Thank you for your work for the environment, and for listing your practices to give others ideas of how to be more eco-friendly!


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