Friday, February 14, 2020

Show love for the Earth this Valentine’s Day by Vicky Spelman

Photo graphic credit: Teresa Watkins
Here are some great ideas and activities for eco-conscious ways to make your Valentine’s Day sustainable and teach science. 

Valentine’s Day, February 14, is a day filled with cards, sweets, flowers and gifts. Like many holidays, its celebration can create unintentional environmental side effects, such as the consumption of natural resources. But that doesn’t have to be the case.

Here are some suggestions:
Send an e-Valentine in lieu of a paper Valentine. Give organic or locally-grown flowers, a potted plant, a tree seedling, or a perennial plant instead of the traditional bouquet of flowers.  Make a donation to an environmental organization on behalf of your Valentine. Plan a trip to a wildlife reserve, park or natural area. Arrange dinner at a local restaurant that specializes in organic or locally-grown food, or make your own romantic meal with locally-grown ingredients. 

Via Extension Master Gardener

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Additional links for your Valentine’s Day:   Earth LoveHeart Science,
SustainableFlowersGreen Valentines