Thursday, February 11, 2010

P2 Weekly Tip: Happy (early) Valentine's Day!

February is the month where love is celebrated, usually in the traditional way of red roses, red-ribbon wrapped chocolates, and red heart-shaped Valentine’s cards. Here a few more tips for the green at heart to make your Valentine’s Day more environmentally friendly.

  • Instead of purchasing a bouquet of flowers, buy organic flowers or live bushes, shrubs, or trees that can be planted in the spring.

  • Bake cookies or other goodies for your valentine and package them in reusable and/or recyclable containers as gifts.

  • Buy cards that use recyclable paper, send e-mail cards, or make your own.
(source: http://www.greenchoices.utah.gov/)