Valentines Day - Making a Positive Impact
The environmental impact of Valentines Day is enormous. Without getting into the philosophical debate around this Hallmark holiday, we need to acknowledge the realities of this “holiday” on our planet. We claim to love our Mother Earth so let’s take a quick look at our consumption around this one day and consider some new ways of celebrating love, shall we?
More than 124 million people in US celebrate and exchange 36 million shaped boxes of chocolates, 180 million greeting cards, 198 million roses and consume 58 million pounds of chocolate and 881,000 bottles of sparkling wine for Valentines. Put another way, we generate a sh*tload of CO2 emissions and create paper and packaging waste that weighs more than 4170 hybrid cars!
Let’s try something different this year:
- Purchase only those items that are use-up-able, package-free and practical.
- Re-gift and re-purpose things that you already have.
- Send e-cards.
- Buy art or handcrafted gifts from artists & craftspersons.
Every consumption-based holiday is an opportunity to help others see new ways to celebrate, to slow down and to create new earth-saving (soul-saving) habits.
It’s sexy to be environmental. Give me a tree-hugger ANY day! That’s HOT!
Don’t forget to use the VALENTINES10 promo code here at Do Good Soaps and Suds to get your 10% off!
Here’s my V-Day message to you:
I love you. I really, REALLY LOVE you! And since you’re saving the planet from plastics, you’re the very best. THANK YOU!
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