Peace Out


Another year, another Mother’s Day frantically running around trying to find a last-minute gift for Mom only to end up dialing 1-800-Flowers (again!) and ordering whatever random bouquet they have left in stock. This year, instead of missing yet another opportunity to show Mom how much you care, pick up something that both you and she can actually feel good about—the Peace Lily. Known for its ability to filter airborne impurities like benzene and formaldehyde, and remove CO2 while producing oxygen, the indoor plant is useful and beautiful. (And since most people spend 90% of their time inside, where air typically contains two to five times more pollutants than the outdoors, indoor plants are extremely important for promoting health and well-being.) Plus, unlike cut blooms, the Peace Lily is a gift that actually lasts. Peace Lilies are available everywhere, but new mothers at New York's NYU and Bellevue hospitals today are especially in luck. You will receive a peace lily gift today courtesy of Costa Farms and Earth Day New York. (FYI: The duo is planning a city-wide peace lily giveaway to celebrate World Environment Day on June 6.)