4 Ways to Green Your Valentine’s Day

Jodi Helmer by Jodi Helmer | February 7th, 2012 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Relationships

istock_000005074709smallI’m a sucker for love letters and chocolate, so it should come as no surprise that I look forward to Valentine’s Day. Show a little love for your partner and the planet by having an eco-friendly holiday this February 14!

Here are four ways to do it:

1. Eat an easy-on-the-planet meal

Make a reservation at a restaurant known for its organic and locally grown fare and be sure to order a bottle of your favorite organic wine. Or, cook dinner at home (here are three healthy aphrodisiac recipes), light a few soy or beeswax candles and enjoy a romantic evening.

2. Give a green gift

Opt for organic chocolates. Organic cocoa is grown under a shade canopy that helps maintain biodiversity and protect the habitat of migratory songbirds. Looking for something more extravagant? Consider buying a piece of fair trade and/or recycled jewelry. It’s the ultimate in reducing, reusing and recycling, and your sweetie will love receiving a beautiful piece of jewelry with an interesting history.

3. Relax at a green spa

Spas around the country offer treatments using organic and fair trade ingredients. Book an appointment to see how decadent eco-friendly luxury can be. Or, replicate the spa experience at home. Slip into an organic cotton robe and try a little DIY reflexology (or have your partner give you a hand).

4. Write a tree-free love letter

Nothing says “I love you” like a handwritten love letter. There are lots of pretty recycled note cards to help you express exactly how you feel.

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