Green Valentine

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Tips on how to "Go Green" for Valentines Day.

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Green Valentine

  1. 1. The path to a Green Presented By: Ronit R. Levy Environment Commission Meeting Tuesday, February 2, 2010
  2. 2. Green Valentine’s Day – Really? • Learning starts at home • Old habits can change • You can make a big difference • Every little bit counts Don’t wait - Start today!
  3. 3. Fact: • Around a billion valentines are sent each year globally, making the day the second largest card- sending holiday of the year behind Christmas • 25 percent of all seasonal cards annually are valentines • Over 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold each year. • Valentine’s Day is the top holiday for fresh flower purchases with red roses being most popular www.greenlivingtips.com/articles/196/1/A-green-Valentines-Day.html
  4. 4. New traditions….. • Cards – Send an e-card – Make your own card with personal photos – Tell your special someone in person that you care • Flowers – Find a local grower – Buy a rose plant or other plant – Consider silk flowers • Out to dinner – Pick a place close to home – Think about preparing an intimate meal at home • Chocolate – Who really needs this – consider alternative healthy treats
  5. 5. Other Gift Ideas • A gift certificate for a service, like a massage, facial, manicure, pedicure • Give jewelry • Give a gift card • Buy used books, movies or other sentimental items from your past • Something he/she already uses – fragrance, candles, clothing • For someone who has everything – give to a cause in their name Remember to wrap your gifts with a reusable bag or cloth
  6. 6. Trash • Remember to recycle all paper, plastic, glass and aluminum containers
  7. 7. Every little bit counts • Reduce • Reuse • Recycle • And Conserve
  8. 8. Sources: GreenLivingTips.com TheGreenestDollar.com
  9. 9. Thank you for listening, Ronit R. Levy Environmental Commissioner, City of Calabasas

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