Green Valentine's Day

Show your love for the planet and go green this Valentine's Day. Here are some tips to show you how:

Meal for two:
Everyone loves a homemade meal especially when the food is fresh and locally sourced. Here are some tips on how you can reduce energy in the kitchen. Don't forget to compost any organic waste.

Make a card:
Make a Valentine's day card from recycled paper. Every year around 1 billion Valentine cards are sent.

It's all about the ambience:
Switch off the lights and set your scene with candlelight - it'll cut down on the energy bills.

Take a walk:
Take a walk in the moonlight with your Valentine - low cost and low carbon. If every couple in the UK went for a romantic stroll this Valentine's Day rather than going for a drive, they would collectively save around £4 million and 10,000 tonnes of CO2.

Switch off the TV:
If all the couples in the UK turned off their TVs this Valentine's Day, it would save them nearly £780,000 and almost 3,000 tonnes of CO2.

Valentine's Night out:
If you are planning a Valentine's Night out, here are some tips to make it a green one:

  • If you’re going to the theatre or cinema, buy your tickets online and request a paperless ticket.
  • If you're heading into town, take the bus instead of a taxi or your own car.

For some more tips, click here.