Sustainable Floristry in Eugene, Oregon
With the globe heating up and the environment around us in peril, business can no longer afford to be 'business as usual'. Foxbound Flowers is committed to fresh flower delivery in Eugene, Oregon with the least environmental impact possible.
Responsible Product Sourcing
Up to 90% of flowers sold in the U.S. come from Central and South America, but Foxbound Flowers sources flowers from much closer. This means our flowers are fresher and the carbon footprint is smaller! We work with local flower farmers during the growing season, and when it freezes in the Willamette Valley, we source from elsewhere in Oregon, from California, and the Pacific Northwest, so your flowers have a smaller carbon footprint.
Electric Vehicle Flower Delivery
Electric vehicles have less direct emissions and less emissions overall in their lifetime than gasoline-powered vehicles. Flower deliveries in Eugene, Oregon are now 100% electric.
Avoiding Single Use Plastics (and plastics in general)
The floral industry is rampant with single use plastics - floral foam, plastic vases and container liners, cardettes, seasonal picks, and plastic bouquet wraps just to name a few. Plastics can take hundreds of years to break down and often end up in the ocean and along our coasts and rivers. We've gone the extra mile to bring you a plastic-free purchase.
Reducing the Need for New Materials
At Foxbound Flowers, 30% of our vases and containers are reused, repurposed containers, or made locally. We even repurpose local fence planking to make our own wooden flower boxes!
We carefully track the waste leaving the shop, and take reuse, recycling and composting seriously! A zero waste business diverts 90% or more of it's waste from the landfill by recycling, repurposing, or composting. Foxbound Flowers is now a zero waste business since October 2021, and can happily report the following monthly waste rates:
October 2021: 97% of waste diverted
November 2021: 94.5% of waste diverted
December 2021: 97.7% of waste diverted
January 2022: 96% of waste diverted
February 2022: 94% of waste diverted