Ways To Be Green On Valentine's Day

Mon, 2012-02-13 08:43

It’s that time of year again. You’re wondering what to get your significant other and how to make the day special. While you’re thinking about the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day, you might also be wondering how you can be sustainable. Below are four tips on how to make your Valentine’s Day more sustainable:

Certified Flowers

When deciding which bouquet to purchase, take note of whether it bears the Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM seal. These certified flowers grow on farms that conserve water and soil, curb deforestation, and protect the rights and well-being of farm workers.

Send A Romantic e-Card

Who says they can’t be romantic? Since they are electronic, you can be more interactive with pictures or videos embedded in the card. Plus, e-cards are environmentally-friendly, reduce carbon emissions, and save paper!

Spend the Night-In 

Instead of driving to that expensive restaurant, save money and reduce carbon emissions by having your Valentine’s Day dinner at home. If you plan to go out, use alternative transportation or walk, if feasible.

Sustainable Chocolates 

What is Valentine’s Day without chocolate? If you’re looking for chocolates that were grown on sustainable farms, you don’t have to look far. Popular brands like Dove Chocolates use cocoa from farms that utilize sustainable agriculture.

When expressing your love, you don't have to compromise the environment when deciding on a gift. Make a statement this Valentine’s Day by showing your commitment and passion to your significant other and to the environment!

By Peter J. Bock

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