Friday, 10 February 2012

Turning the day of love green

February 14th is just around the corner, so start planning the most romantic day of the year to make it as eco-friendly an event as possible. Now before you sigh and complain that this day of love is already too much of a mission, know that by giving some attention to your loved one, as well as to the earth, you can make the day seem less trivial, and more about being sensitive.

Valentine’s traditions generally include four key areas. Have a look at what you can do to make these components more eco-savvy.
Cards - Ideally send an e-card as no paper is used. If you do want to hand over a love letter, look for one printed on recycled paper.

Flowers and gifts - Look for fair trade chocolate, locally-grown, indigenous flowers, and vintage, pre-owned jewellery.

Setting the mood - Light up some soy or beeswax candles, as these are petroleum-product-free. Natural essences and oils in a bath will definitely warm the cockles of your heart.

Fine dining - Opt for organic and free-range meat or sustainable seafood options and serve with seasonal vegetables. Accompany the meal with an eco-friendly wine.

Whether you plan on going all-out on the 14th of February, make sure that your romantic rendezvous are as eco-friendly as possible. This way, you show affection to both the love of your life and the earth too.

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