(faux-chicken legs from Karyn’s on Green in Chicago)
Monday is Valentine’s Day and many will be out and about getting gifts for their respective sweetie and or making dinner plans.
This year why not try an eco friendly version of the traditional gift and or meal and put our planet abit more at ease. ABC 7 Chicago has come out with seven simple but fun ideas you can try, to make this V-day more green than red.
ABC 7 suggests you try:
1. Save the trees
Use Valentine’s Day cards made from recycled paper for a hand-written love note. The Chicago non-profit Womancraft created a stationary. The group trains at-risk and homeless women to make cards from recycled paper and reclaimed flower petals. These cards are also plant-able and will grow into gorgeous wildflowers.
2. Give pesticide-free organic roses
Buy organic roses, for example from Whole Foods Market, which come from the first USDA-certified organic farm in the world. A dozen roses cost about $17.99, and they’ll gift-wrap them for free.
Also, Whole Foods Market is a great place pick up some fair trade, organic chocolates and a bottle of organic wine to enjoy at home
3. Give Eco-Friendly Lingerie
Why should the men have all the fun? Ladies, pick up a pair of fun underwear for your beau. Junk Drawers makes underwear from reclaimed remnant fabrics that would otherwise end up in a landfill. The best part: they are designed to be unisex, and colorful enough to be a swimsuit bottom, so you can pick up a pair for yourself, too!
For the complete list, head on over to the ABC 7 Chicago website.
via ABC 7 Chicago