Each year Valentine’s Day puts 9 million kilograms of CO2 into the atmosphere. Those heart-shaped balloons take almost 450 years to degrade. And what’s even more surprising, the gift with the most environmental impact is flowers. That’s because most are imported from different countries.
This year be an EnviRomantic and join Thalia as we help us to make a difference and love our natural resources.
Be creative and make your card and present:
Around 25 million Valentine’s Day cards are sent in the UK every year, equivalent to more than 8,000 trees. Not only is this more sentimental and unique, but you can also demonstrate your sustainable passion to your partner - now that's a way to win someone's heart!
Choose living plants over flowers.
With roses considered a Valentine’s Day staple, millions are imported into the UK every February, with an average bunch lasting only a week.
This year purchase seasonal flowers and don’t forget to compost them! Or buy something that will last such as a house or garden plant. The gesture not only symbolises longevity and love, but it also improves air quality!
Go virtual or go outdoors.
Organise a cool and relaxed virtual or outdoor date. Sharing an activity is sure to create long-lasting memories and stronger relationships.
Those who cook together stay together
Enjoy a romantic meal at home, using locally grown ingredients and organic wine or juice. Plan, avoid food waste, and don't forget to put peelings in the compost bin!
You could even create some extra ambiance by using beeswax candles, which help clean the air simultaneously!
Along with reducing waste and recycling everything that can be - reusing, rather than throwing away, shows consideration for the environment, which is attractive to potential partners.