Valentines day is the perfect opportunity to show just how much you love someone but it also has an environmental impact with cards causing waste and contributing to deforestation. The flower and cocoa industries are also amongst the biggest users of pesticides.
Here are just a few ways that you can have a romantic and eco friendly Valentines day:
An ecard is a great alternative to a traditional valentines card and a great way to show that you love someone. If this seems a little inpersonal, why not send your own valentines poem of photograph of something or somewhere beautiful to your loved one.
Montezumasmake the most delicious organic and Fairtrade chocolates using cocoa beans that are grown without the use of pesticides. We love their lime and chillia chocolate.
By Nature sell some great local and organic flower bouquets. Locally grown seasonal flowers are also a good choice as they are more likely to be ethically produced.
For jewellery, there are plenty of places to buy Fairtrade. You can now also buy Fair trade gold.
Finally a romantic dinner for two is the perfect way to celebrate valentines day. Why not cook a meal using organic and locally produced food or checkout the Sustainable Restaurant Association for details of local sustainable restaurants.
Happy Valentines Day!
Image- white chocolate teddy from Montezumas