Have you found it increasingly difficult to be creative each Valentine’s Day? Well, you’re in luck! Today’s blog comes from our Marketing Coordinator, Sarah, who has put together some great eco-friendly, Valentine’s Day-themed ideas! Read on to learn how to celebrate with the environment in mind!
Celebrate your love for the environment at Cupid’s Cleanup!
Switch up your dinner and a movie routine! We want you to join us on Sunday, February 15th for a street-sweep cleanup and Valentine’s Day-themed mixer hosted by AleSmith Brewing Company! Complimentary beer tasters will be on-hand for adult volunteers as a “thank you” for your hard work and to celebrate our love for a cleaner community. This is also a great way to connect with like-minded singles, couples or even new friends. Take Ken and Julie for example!
In 2007, Ken and Julie met for the first time at Cupid’s Cleanup…
Fast forward to 2015, they are happily married with two children, ages 2 and 4 years old! They have since moved to Oregon, and continue to protect our environment by instilling environmental values in their children who, by the way, already enjoy putting trash in its place!
Although they won’t be joining us at this year’s event, Julie shared these kind words with us…
“We have not forgotten about you (ILACSD) or where we met.”
If you cannot join us for Cupid’s cleanup, here are some other festive Valentine’s Day-themed eco-tips!
Let loose, get your valentine some sweets! Instead of the cliché heart-shaped box of candies, head over to the bulk section and fill up reusable glass jars with more variety and less waste!
Instead of buying flowers that are going to wilt and die within a week, choose a sustainable and earth-friendly drought tolerant plant! Here are a few of our favorites:
If you do decide to go with a dozen roses, remember they are compostable!
Skip the card – give with purpose
Although most cards are recyclable, why not give a gift with a purpose? If you have children, this link is especially good for low waste, kid-friendly Valentine’s Day gifts!
These are just a few of our ideas – share your earth-friendly Valentine’s Day ideas in the comments below!