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4 Ways to Green Your Valentine’s Day
Posted By Jodi Helmer On February 7, 2012 @ 3:13 pm In Green Living, Relationships | No Comments
I’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:
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.
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.
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).
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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 estaurant known for its organic and locally grown fare: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/6-ways-to-find-eco-friendly-restaurants/
 favorite organic wine: http://life.gaiam.com/video/organic-oenophilia
 aphrodisiac recipes: http://life.gaiam.com/article/3-healthy-aphrodisiac-recipes
 organic chocolates: http://life.gaiam.com/article/organic-fair-trade-chocolate-report-buyers-guide
 fair trade and/or recycled jewelry: http://www.gaiam.com/category/fair-trade/jewelry-scarves.do?SID=WG127SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod
 fair trade: http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/FairTradeWhatagift.html
 organic cotton robe: http://www.gaiam.com/product/organic+cotton+robe.do?SID=WG127SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod
 reflexology: http://www.gaiamtv.com/video/massage-practice-reflexology?chan=GaiamLife&utm_source=GaiamLife&utm_medium=Web&utm_campaign=10day
 recycled note cards: http://www.greenfieldpaper.com
 personal development videos: http://www.gaiamtv.com/category/spirituality/personal-development?chan=GaiamLife&utm_source=GaiamLife&utm_medium=Web&utm_campaign=10day
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