Here are some of my latest and greatest tips on how to have a sustainable, low-waste Valentine’s Day! Because loving your partner does not mean hating the Earth.
Who doesn’t like stuff? Unless you’re REALLY going low-waste and have stopped shopping altogether, your partner is PROBABLY hoping for a Valentine’s Day present.
If you’re getting clothes, opt for the most climate-friendly. If you need help with that, check out my latest guide.
And that brings me to my next tip…
Give the gift of an experience
Of course, I love stuff as much as the next person, but I’d much rather go to a museum (I recommend Arcadia Earth!!!) or go for a hike — spending quality time with my partner! — over a gift that I might not use or will only use sparingly.
They might even appreciate this more than a gift. I mean, you know your partner best, but try it out! A day out together, especially if you take public transportation, means less carbon emissions and less trash.
Again — maybe you opt to stay in and make each other dinner. But if you don’t, try my latest and greatest trick: bringing a reusable container to restaurants to bring my food home.
Sure, you get tons of weird looks. But should you care? No.
Or, you could opt to do nothing!
Why give into consumerism! Eat the food you have, stay home and play a game, and watch something you have queued up on Netflix!
I kid, but the most waste-free Valentine’s Day (or any holiday) you could have would consist of you staying put and using the resources you already bought.