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How To Plan A Zero Waste Valentine’s Day

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Make A Memory


Instead of just buying another “thing” this Valentine’s Day, why not create a memory that your sweetie will hold dear forever? You may not have the money for an out of town getaway, but that doesn’t mean you can’t share an unforgettable adventure. Peer-to-peer services like VayableGidsy, Guidehop and Sidetour allow you to connect with people who can act as your “tour guide” for a new experience right in your hometown. Think about a beer or wine tasting, a private chocolate making class, a midnight street food crawl, or a sunset sail on the river. All you need is a camera and a sense of adventure.

Host A ‘You Are Loved’ Potluck

Valentine’s Day is usually a rough time for those without a significant other. But why? The idea that this holiday is only about romantic love is one born in the commercial world. Love is universal. We love our friends, family, neighbors and social networks. Our annual celebration of love should be just as inclusive.

Those with a sense of humor have spread the idea of “singles’ dinners” on Valentine’s but why stop there? Why not host an “everyone’s invited” party and indulge with everyone you care about, dates not required? Plan the dinner potluck style and have each guest bring the food that most embodies “love” or “passion.” Play board games or watch a few romantic comedies we all love to hate! Top the event off with organic Valentine’s Day cocktails and send everyone home with some homemade vegan truffles.

Are you planning a zero-waste Valentine’s Day? Share your ideas for low-impact fun in the comments!

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5:42PM PST on Feb 16, 2014

My church volunteered at an emergency shelter on Valentine's Day, it was lots of fun. Valentine's Day of Compassion

1:19AM PST on Feb 9, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

9:27PM PST on Feb 20, 2013

very nice ideas

12:30PM PST on Feb 20, 2013

Thanks for the article.

8:28AM PST on Feb 20, 2013

Nice valentine piece w/ links. I'm basically marking it for retrieval for next year. Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday! How can one not like a day that's designated for celebration of Universal love? Would have to be hard hearted..... LOL!

3:21PM PST on Feb 18, 2013

Thanks

8:44AM PST on Feb 18, 2013

thanks

5:42PM PST on Feb 16, 2013

Thanks for posting.

9:22PM PST on Feb 15, 2013

Thank you for article.

9:22PM PST on Feb 15, 2013

Thank you for article.

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