5 Tips For A More Sustainable Valentines Day
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5 Tips For A More Sustainable Valentines Day

Show the Earth some love this Valentines Day

5 Tips For A More Sustainable Valentines Day

Chances are, you know your partner well enough to know what they would like for Valentine's Day. If not, it doesn’t hurt to ask to clarify both of yours expectations.

However, with the horror stories of the effects of plastic and pollution, like the beached whale whose stomach was filled with plastic, the generation of millennials may keep the importance of sustainability and seventh generation thinking in mind for Valentine's Day.

Here are some simple tips to having a more eco-aware Valentine’s Day.

1. Celebrate locally

Try to avoid using gas and get creative by revisiting old favorite places or doing that one local activity you’ve been planning forever. If feeling inspired, plan a little beach clean up.

2. Avoid problematic packaging

This is tricky because it seems like almost all mass produced goods are packaged with some form of plastic. However, it’s not impossible. If you love baking, buy the ingredients in bulk and make treats at home.

3. Look for ethically sourced candies

Not all chocolate are created the same. Also try avoiding candies created using palm oil, one of the leading causes of deforestation and loss of habitat.

4. Embrace minimalism when shopping

Ask yourself when buying if your partner would benefit from this gift. Think of purchasing something like beautiful, local flowers instead of a cheap plastic toy trinket that isn’t worth lasting forever.

5. Best of luck this Valentines Day!

Even if you don't have a Valentine, Mother Earth could use another one.

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