February Love is in the air! It’s time for the valentine, whether you are in a romantic relationship or not, Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to show appreciation for the people in your life. Why not make this special day by showing and including our love for mother Earth?

Make your valentine’s love affair, a green eco-friendly day! If you want to go on a romantic getaway, propose to your partner or send green plants, flowers, cards, or jewelry, we got everything covered for you!

Here are some suggestions to make Valentine’s green this year:

Sustainable Jewelry: Jewelry is a timeless gift that never goes out of style. However, many traditional jewelry pieces are not eco-friendly. Look for jewelry made from recycled materials or sustainable sources. You can also opt for lab-grown diamonds or natural gemstones.

Related – How to pack your gift sustainably

Organic Candles: Candles are a classic Valentine’s Day gift, but traditional candles can release harmful chemicals into the air. opt for organic candles made from natural wax and essential oils. They not only smell great but also support eco-friendly practices and you will support a small business too.

Related: Check our Ann Marie’s collection of Candles

Cook a romantic dinner using locally sourced, organic ingredients– You know what’s great about organic produce? It’s grown without any synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. That means it’s free from all those yucky chemicals that can be bad for your health. Plus, it’s non-GMO, so you don’t have to worry about any genetically modified organisms. So, when you’re choosing your fruits and veggies, go for the organic options! Your body (and taste buds) will thank you.

Related: The Importance of Supporting Local Farmers

Give a donation or volunteer for an environmental organization- Think about it, by giving a donation or volunteering, you’re not just writing a check and forgetting about it. You’re investing in a better future for all of humankind. You’re helping to fund projects that will have a positive impact on the planet and its inhabitants.

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum): What is better than giving a small, cute pot that are easy to care for and can help purify the air in your home by removing toxins such as formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.. The good news is they can just be left where they are for several years as part of the mother plant.

Related- Tips For Container Gardening This Summer

Plan a staycation and reduce your carbon footprint by not traveling– There are a few reasons why a staycation might be a better choice for some people. For one, it can be a lot more budget friendly. Plus, you can also save on carbon emissions by not traveling as far. Instead of just being a tourist in a new place, you can take the time to appreciate the beauty and unique features of your own hometown or nearby area.

Related- Read how to make the most of a staycation

What are your favorite eco-friendly gifts for Valentine’s Day? Let us know by emailing us at info@greenschoolsgreenfuture.org

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Written by Shruti Garg

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