Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and while it’s a day designed to show your love, it can quickly turn into a day of waste Filled with purchased cards, boxes of chocolates and long stem roses wrapped in sheets and sheets of paper and cellophane, the celebration of love can result in a negative impact on our environment. This Valentine’s, we challenge you to take a green approach to the day – a day when everything is red – with these four green ways to show your love.
- The gift of a plant. Forget cut flowers that will only last a week. Opt for a plant to symbolize your lasting love. Plus, it will help improve the air quality in your home. Bonus!
- What’s old is new again. If you’re looking to give jewelry, why not pick an antique piece or family heirloom? Not only will it have a history behind it, you’ll also be reusing something that already exists rather than buying something new.
- Do it yourself. Whether you have a beautiful voice, can paint an eye-catching piece or can cook a drool-worthy meal, use your talents to create the perfect gift for your partner.
- Dim the lights. What better way to set the mood for a romantic dinner than to dim the lights. Not only will this create the perfect ambience for a Valentine’s Day evening at home, but you’ll also conserve energy.
Whether you’re trying to find a gift, a dinner reservation or the perfect recipe, keep these tips in mind to have a green Valentine’s Day.