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ESD Extra: Eco-Conscious Ways to Show Your Mom Love on Mother’s Day While Social Distancing

Post Date:05/05/2020

 A hand written card saying, Happy Mothers Day, with flowers at its side 

May 10th offers a chance to show the moms of our lives just how much we appreciate them. Unlike in years past, social distancing is a factor this year. While this adds an extra challenge, it also provides a great opportunity to get creative.

Here are four ideas that are eco-friendly, keep you and your family safe and are sure to make mom smile:

  1. (Face)Time Together – What greater gift than spending quality time together? Since this won’t be possible for most of us this year, there are a plethora of options to set up a video call instead.

  2. Digital Photo Album – Upload a collection of family photos to a digital album or even make a slideshow, then send via email to mom. If you’re already planning on sending a greeting card you could include the photos on a memory card tucked inside.

  3. Greeting Card – Buy a greeting card at the store or make your own at home. Most greeting cards can be easily recycled, and some brands even make recycled-content options. Other eco-friendly options include making a homemade card or sending an eCard. Musical Greeting Cards are a lot of fun, but are not an eco-friendly option; they go in the eWaste bin.

  4. Send a Plant – If you can’t buy flowers due to store closures or are looking for a more sustainable option, consider a potted plant that can be enjoyed for years. Small online plant shops offer a great variety of plants and most are still open because they are operated from home.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

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