Seeing pink and red everywhere! Try these eco-friendly date ideas and tips to green up your Valentine’s Day. Your pocketbook will thank you as will the Earth. Besides green is a much more appealing color anyway.
1. Scour local antique stores, second-hand stores, flea markets, Co-ops, and thrift stores together. Now is the time when people are cleaning out their closets in preparation for spring and you can find a lot of unique and nearly new items. Weather dependent you may even be able to bike, walk or take public transportation.
2. Get active in more ways than one. Take a nature hike or walk the beach together, picking up trash along the way. Take photos of your adventure and the interesting things you find while you enjoy good conversation and beautiful scenery.
3. Get Squeaky Clean! Lather each other up with some all natural soaps and bath products. Check your local co-friendly stores or order natural soap online. Make sure to choose only natural, organic ingredients. If you don’t recognize it, or it sounds like a chemical, don’t use it!
4. Enjoy a zero carbon footprint meal. Check out local restaurant listings to select one in your area that offers meals prepared with local, organic foods, organic wines and spirits and has a focus on green energy and the environment. Take public transportation to get there.
5. Picnic on your living room floor (or outside if the weather is nice). Walk or take public transportation to a local grocer or farmer’s market and buy locally grown, organic food, wine etc… Spread out a blanket and some pillows, turn on some tunes and light some Soy Candles made with real essential oils(chemical fragrances, NO WAY!). If you’re real adventurous you can even break out a board game. Chinese Checkers is our favorite!
Additional Eco-friendly Tips for Valentine's Day:
-Need a Valentine's Day card for that special someone? Hit-up your recycle bin or create one out of materials you already have in your home. Need to send a card to friends or family use a free online e-card.
-Instead of flowers, opt for plants, a cactus or herbs. They can be planted, last much longer and are cheaper on your pocketbook.
-Skip the gift certificates to the Day Spa and treat your loved one with a home massage or pedicure.
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