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A Call to Consumers This Holiday Season

The Coalition of Environmentally Conscious Growers™ is asking consumers to purchase a real Christmas tree this holiday season for the following reasons;

-Artificial Christmas Trees were recently added to the Center for Health, Environment & Justice’s list of household products containing polyvinyl chloride, or PVC

-Real Christmas trees are natural products of the U.S., contributing to the nation’s economy

-Real Christmas trees decompose rather than accumulating in landfills for hundreds of years or emitting toxic chemicals when burned, like artificial ones

-Real Christmas trees take pollutants and carbon dioxide from the air to produce fresh, free oxygen for us to breathe

-Real Christmas trees are harvested like any other farm crop, and for every tree that is cut, one to two are planted in its place

-Real Christmas trees are the better choice for the economy and for the environment.

The Coalition of Environmentally Conscious Growers is a non-profit organization whose mission is to heighten the public’s awareness of live cut trees, as well as to certify that members’ trees are grown in a “green” responsible way. The certification is audited by an independent party, which evaluates growers on erosion control/soil conservation, integrated pest management and tributary protection. For additional information please visit www.christmastreecoalition.org.

Public Relations Contact: Rosica Strategic Public Relations