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Be Green This Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re celebrating with someone special, or just hanging out with friends, follow these tips to go green on Valentine’s Day!   

Activities

Want to break the mold and do something other than the typical dinner date? Volunteering is a great way to do something meaningful with those who matter to you while getting involved in your community! Nonprofit Organizations are always in search of volunteers. Volunteering would provide you with an opportunity to give back to your community this Valentine’s Day. Some options for volunteering include a park cleanup, working in a soup kitchen, helping out at an animal shelter or participating in a Habitat for Humanity Canada project in your area.

If you’re in the mood to give a gift, schedule a time for you and your Valentine to breathe some fresh air, get your hands a little dirty and plant a tree this Valentine’s Day! Planting a tree will provide a memorable outdoor experience and leave a lasting impact on the environment and your loved one. Plus, you will have gifted something that can be revisited year after year! As an alternative, you can give your significant other a potted plant instead of a bouquet of roses. This gift will be a lasting reminder long after February has passed.

 

Gifts

Consider the impact a gift may have on the environment. When buying items such as flowers, chocolate, jewelry, or clothing, shop locally. Buying locally not only reduces the impact of a product’s footprint, but supports your local economy!


When you’re looking for the right card to go with that gift, look for cards that are made out of recycled materials!

Recycle & Reuse

If you decide to use paper products or other recyclables such as champagne or wine bottles remember to toss them in the recycle bin! Any wrapping paper, gift bags or boxes can also be saved for future use.

Travel

Fill up with RENEW at your local 7-Eleven before heading to your Valentine’s Day plans! Offset your emissions and make your Valentine’s Day green!

Find a 7-Eleven RENEW store near you!  https://www.7-elevenrenew.ca/locator/