How to Celebrate an Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day

iStock_000076976833_MediumAlthough red might be the official color of Valentine’s Day – you should also be thinking green.  As you start to get your Valentine’s Day plans in order, think of how you can make your plans a little bit more eco-friendly!  Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day Tips:

  • Give Eco-Friendly Chocolate – Certain brands of chocolate are certified by the Rainforest Alliance.  This organization certifies chocolate that is grown in environments where cocoa farmers have good living and working conditions.
  • Buy Local Flowers – Instead of picking up flowers at the super market, take the time to visit your local florist!  Flowers that are purchased locally have less of a carbon footprint – and they’ll probably also be of better quality.  Certain online companies like 1-800 flowers even partner with local florists!
  • Recycle – After your date night is over, be sure to recycle your wine bottles!
  • Forgo New Jewelry – Although we love to shower our loved ones with gifts, the average gold ring creates more than 20 tons of mining waste!  Visit a local thrift shop for a unique, antique piece of jewelry instead! Not only will the jewelry be more meaningful, but it will also help reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Cook Dinner At Home – Instead of going out to a restaurant to celebrate, cook a home-made dinner at home! Not only will your loved ones appreciate the extra care, but you can also use organic ingredients that are good for you and the environment!

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