It’s hard to believe, but January’s almost over and, uh-oh, Valentine’s Day is coming up quick. Traditionally, it’s a day to shower your significant other with gifts to show the depth and breadth of your love. This year, it can also be your chance to show Mother Earth you care by making some eco-friendly choices. Yes, Green is the new red. And Cupid loves Green.
For gift ideas, how about presenting your amour with organic roses (pesticide- and preservative-free, of course)? Or surprising your sweetest with a romantic (soy) candlelight dinner (just think of the energy you’ll save while you’re upping the romance quotient), served with a local organic wine? Or taking reduce/reuse/recycle to a new level by purchasing a beautiful and unique piece of estate jewelry (think cuff links, signet ring, pendant or bracelet)? Want more ideas? Do what I did and check out Jodi Helmer’s book The Green Year, in which she shares 365 simple and inexpensive Green living ideas that can have a big environmental impact.
Starting small while thinking big is a great way to go Green. There are lots of things we can all do in our daily lives to make a difference. Sometimes, it may mean stepping out of our comfort zones or taking the time to experiment or try new things. Recently, Sky’s longtime Atlanta-based contributor, Jonathan Lerner, took his next step, challenging himself to give up his own car for two weeks and join the car-share nation. Check out his Green Scene story in this month’s issue.
Do you have easy, doable ideas for going Green? We’d love for you to share them!
Delta Sky Magazine