Top Tips for a Green Valentine’s day

Posted February 11th, 2011 by The Environment Site with No Comments

1. Flowers:
Don’t just buy any flowers or bouquets that look nice! Go to your local florist and ask what the most eco-friendly option would be. If you don’t have a florist around you just look around for organic flowers. It should be pretty easy to find some in the big supermarkets. Actually, I think I spotted some in Waitrose last week.

2. Cards:
You surely must have heard how bad paper is for the environment. If you want to wish something to your loved one why don’t just say it? If you are a bit more creative and you want to write a poem why not sing it? If you are too shy and you want to stick with a card that is still fine. Just make sure it is made out of recycled paper or you can even create it yourself from used magazines.

3. Champagne and Chocolates:
Everyone loves champagne but the problem is that it comes with a bottle and that can’t be good. Do a bit of research before buying a bottle of champagne or wine and find out which is the one with the most eco-friendly packaging. Make sure you recycle the bottle afterwards. Chocolates shouldn’t cause you too much trouble. Just grab an organic chocolate bar from your local store. There are plenty of them and they taste just as good as regular chocolate bars, if not better.

4. Hand Made Gifts:
There are plenty of products in the shops that your partner might like but what about a little creativity coming from you? Very often during a house clearance, and especially during an office clearance, I come across things that could make the perfect gift. Just be a bit creative with your old stuff in the house and I guarantee you that the end result will be much more appreciated! After all it’s the thought that counts.

5. Going out
Go for a romantic walk in the park. If you want to go to a specific location that is a bit further, use your bike. If the place is too far for a bike ride and you need to get on a plane you can catch a green flight! There are a lot of airlines that are already considered to be eco-friendly and others that are still testing the technology.

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