Green It Yourself! How YOU can make your RedHawk life a little Greener.
By Hannah Remmert
All right everybody, the notorious Valentine’s Day is upon us. So whether you’re planning a romantic celebration with your SO or a sweet Galentine’s event with your closest gal pals, check out these tips to make your celebrations a little more sustainable!
- Skip the flashy Valentine’s cards
- According to CNN, 151 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year. It’s a pretty sure guarantee that most of these, no matter how funny or cute they are, will probably end up in a landfill at some point. This year, try an online Valentine instead. Check out JibJab’s hilarious customizable cards here!
- Cut the Roses
- 51% of Americans buy flowers for Valentine’s which, tbh, are totally overdone and cliche. Plus, they’re most likely going to end up in a landfill after a couple of weeks. What if you tried a potted plant or herb this year? Especially if you and your SO enjoy cooking together, herbs are a practical gift which you can use to spice things up in the future.
- Fair Trade Chocolate
- We’ve said it again and again, but go with the fair trade option when it comes to chocolates! For such a tiny difference in cost, these chocolates can make a huge environmental difference. Read more about the best fair trade chocolate brands here.