Green Is The New Red For Valentine’s Day

February 14th: The day that flowers, candles and dinner are expected among couples everywhere. If this sounds like your typical Valentine’s Day celebration, why not tweak things just a tad to make it more eco-friendly? Don’t worry, we’ll walk you through it.

Purchase local flowers. We talked about this last month so I won’t go into it too much here. When you stop by the florist, ask what flowers are available that were grown locally. This means that less energy went into transporting these flowers and also means that your flowers will last longer as they are accustomed to the environment.

Select soy candles. Made from 100% natural soybeans, soy candles are a non-toxic, biodegradable option for our Valentine’s Day plans.  You don’t need to worry about compromising the aroma as Green House Soy Company offers soy candles in a variety of scents.

Opt for a local restaurant. Dining out at a local restaurant does more than just boost your local economy.  Many use fresh ingredients that further enhance the taste of the meal. If you are cooking at home, read this post for tips on what foods are in season and how you can incorporate them into your meal.

Let’s talk jewelry. As usual, Etsy hits it out of the park when it comes to finding unique jewelry for a decent price. This Karma Necklace from Natsuko Jewelry would make any girl happy for Valentine’s Day.

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Are you considering adding any of the tips above to your day?


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  1. Mair Jones,

    What a refreshging approach, recipients will know some thought has gone it to this Valtine day!