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Sustainability Tips: A Little Love For The Environment

Posted by Ford Sanger on Feb 12, 2019 10:16:26 AM
Ford Sanger

SustainableValentineIdeas_1024x1024A More Sustainable Valentines Day

Fact: Did you know that, according to the Hallmark Corporation, approximately 145 million valentines day cards are exchanged every year. These cards use a lot of energy to produce, transport, and dispose of. But have no fear, with the three tips below you can be sweet to the ones you care about and the environment this valentine's day (Source: https://corporate.hallmark.com/holidays-occasions/valentines-day/).

 

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What You Can Do

  • Flowers. A valentine's day staple, flowers are usually grown in far away places and transported to local stores producing a lot of greenhouse gas emissions. Consider opting for an indoor or potted plant that will be a longer lasting symbol of love for your partner and the environment.  

  • Cards. Make a one-of-a-kind card yourself from recycled or reused paper and materials — it’ll mean a lot more to the one receiving it and show you were thinking about the environment too.

  • Chocolate. Valentine’s day is not complete without some chocolate but not all chocolates are created equal. Look for fair trade chocolate and other ethically and environmentally responsibly produced chocolates for a more rich experience this valentine’s day.

 

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