Monday, 14 February 2011

How To: Green Valentines

Councillor Neil Swannick, Chairman of the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) has put together five hints for ensuring an environmentally friendly Valentine’s Day.
  • Try thinking of something original to do on Valentine’s Day. A picnic in the park (or on the living room floor if the February weather is a bit nippy) with your other half’s favourite nibbles.
  • If you buy flowers look for those that are locally grown. Often flowers can be flown thousands of miles before they are given as a gift, and will not last very long.
  • Get creative with your gifts. If your other half has been meaning to have photographs printed for a while, do it for them and put them into a nice photo album or frame.
  • Buy cards made from recycled paper and make sure that they are recycled afterwards.
  • For something a bit different, name a star after your loved one or dedicate a tree to them and help the Woodland Trust restore the UK’s native woodland heritage.
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