Green Valentine’s Day: Give the Gift of Protected Forests This Year

  • Feb 12, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 12, 2018 — CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company that empowers people and businesses to cut emissions and live cleaner lives, is introducing a Valentine's Day Gift that supports the protection and sustainable care of Appalachian Forests.  

Valentine’s Day is typically one of the most waste-producing holidays of the year, with the sale the 100 million roses grown for a typical Valentine’s Day in the US producing 9,000 metric tons of carbon emissions. The CleanChoice Valentine’s Day offer allows people to instead gift the protection and sustainable care of forests in Appalachia where coal mining and logging have destroyed over 1.4 million acres and altered approximately 83 percent of the habitat in this ecoregion. New research shows that forests are still the best tool we have to pull carbon out of the air.

Each $25 gift of carbon offsets supports the protection and sustainable care of one acre of forests in Appalachia. The Valentine’s Day program will specifically support the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. Forests absorb and sequester carbon dioxide, storing it in their trunks, leaves, branches, roots and even in the forest soil. The forests in Appalachia are home to more than 158 tree species, ranking it among the highest ecoregions in North America for total floral diversity. In conjunction with the Appalachian Mixed Mesophytic Forests, this ecoregion contains the highest total amount of endemic flora and fauna species in North America.  

Giving the gift of forest protection for Valentine’s Day is simple. People can go online to select the number of acres they want to gift. Once complete, CleanChoice emails a Valentine and certificate to the recipient—and the gift giver receives a receipt.  

About CleanChoice Energy

CleanChoice Energy empowers people and businesses to cut emissions, support renewable energy, and live cleaner lives. Founded in 2012, the company has become one of the fastest growing businesses in America, as ranked on the Inc. 500 and Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™. CleanChoice Energy is a Certified B Corporation, a member of the American Sustainable Business Council and the U.S. Green Building Council, and is certified with the highest available rating by Green America's Green Business Network. For more information or to become a customer, visit