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Greenopia LA for Mother's Day

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Is it too much to ask that all businesses, big and small, have a Green rating associated with them? Something akin to LA’s restaurant classifications, where the average consumer is clued into the eco-friendliness of establishments and in turn, companies vie for the buyer’s dollars through a public showing (or shaming) of their carbon footprint? While the complications and policing surrounding such an endeavor mean we may have years to wait for a one-letter indication of environmental standing, some forward-thinking folks like Gay Browne, founder of Greenopia, have taken steps towards educating the masses as to the “greenness” of local businesses. Built out of her own need to create a healthy surrounding for herself and her family, Greenopia has evolved from guides to a comprehensive website dedicated to sharing non-paid and well-researched reviews of products, services and organizations that have the environment firmly entrenched in their business model. With Mom’s Day just hours away, Greenopia Los Angeles offers some great ways in which to make the mother in your life happy while keeping your conscience (and the planet) clean.

Indulge mom's sweet tooth with chocolates made with organic, market-fresh ingredients and wrapped in recycled packaging.
Compartes Chocolatier
912 S. Barrington Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

For beautiful, local, organically grown flower arrangements that are better for mom and the planet.
Jasmine Blue Flower Shop
13607 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Pamper mom at a sustainable spa, and treat her with Chaz Dean Studio's all-natural private line of products.
Chaz Dean Studio
6444 Fountain Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Invite mom for a healthy, organic brunch at the Interim Café, where you can dine on organic juices, coffee and healthy meals.
Interim Café
530 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401