Chocolate made from forced labor cocoa beans. Conflict, earth raping diamonds. Cut flowers picked under ridiculously harsh and inhumane conditions….
As if you weren’t already under a good bit of pressure to select a thoughtful gift to communicate your love and high regard for that special someone, now you get to sleep at night knowing your show of affection is contributing to the END OF THE WORLD.
That’s why you should lighten your footstep this year and learn how to green your Valentine’s Day. Plant a tree instead of handing over some wilting roses, make your own love note cards, support your local organic growers by making a lovely dinner with produce from the farmer’s market.
Or even better, maybe you should quit subscribing to corporate holidays and make a lovely batch of cupcakes, buy a bottle of organic wine and take your honey on a sugar-infused drunken picnic instead. What are you doing this Valentine’s Day?