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Show the Planet Some Love this Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, we let the people in our lives know how much we care about them. But this year, here are a few ways you can spend time with your significant other while also celebrating your mutual love of this amazing planet.  

Gift sustainably

There are plenty of eco-friendly gifts you can purchase for your date that won’t break the bank. Or, you can forget about actual presents and make a donation in his or her name to an environmental organization like The Sierra Club or Earthjustice. Many of these organizations will send you a little gift in exchange for your donation, so you’ll still have something thoughtful to give your significant other on Valentine’s Day.

Plan a nature date

Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday this year, why not just celebrate a couple of days later during the weekend? That way, you can start the festivities off with some outdoor activities. Bundle up and go for a hike or even just a stroll around the block. Grab your chic, reusable tote and wander around the local farmers market. You can both pick out fresh, locally-sourced ingredients for your dinner later on.

Cook a vegetarian dinner

Take those fresh veggies and fruits you picked up at the market and prepare a meal together. You’ll avoid the stress of reserving a table at a crowded restaurant with an overpriced specialty menu. Cooking side by side in your kitchen is much more fun and romantic. You can listen to your favorite music, split a bottle of wine, and all while wearing your sweatpants and one of our stylish aprons! Here are some recipe ideas to inspire you.

Sustainable place settings

Make your main meal even more eco-friendly by setting the table with placemats made out of our special technical paper. Our placemats are waterproof and stain resistant, so all you’ll really need to do is wipe them down after use. Plus, these simple yet elegant placemats come in a variety of colors, so they’ll suit anyone’s style or preferences.

Eat by candlelight

Flickering candlelight not only gives a room a romantic ambiance, but it saves energy. Fill your dining room and kitchen with candles before you sit down to that dinner you just made. To avoid the possible harmful chemicals released from regular scented candles, we recommend trying candles made from natural ingredients like beeswax or soy.  

Valentine’s Day is a time to remind the special people in your life how much you care about them. But you can do all of that while showing the planet a little love, too!