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Roses Grown for Valentine's Day Emit 9,000 Tons of CO2

Adele Peters

100 million roses are grown each year for Valentine's Day, and their carbon footprint isn't so sweet. Part of the problem is the fact that roses are flown long distances around the world, and stored in energy-intensive refrigeration. Growing roses also adds to the problem, with pesticide use and displacing native forests. Inhabitat suggests choosing a florist that sources local flowers as an alternative.

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