Valentine’s Day is February 14th. With love and romance in the air, many of you may be pondering different types of gifts to share with the important people in your lives. There are of course the traditional presents of flowers and candy, which are great, but can also be somewhat predictable. For those of you looking to do something a little different this year and are also interested in helping planet earth, we would like to recommend adding some environmentally themed ideas to your Valentine’s Day gift lists. These will not just show your offering of affection for another person but will also show your offering of affection for our planet as well!
1) Reusable Water Bottle
Disposable water bottles consume landfills, pollute bodies of water, and require much energy to produce. Using a reusable water bottle can help ease these environmental challenges.
2) Reusable Coffee Cup
Reusable Coffee Cups can be used more than once and will help cut back on disposable coffee cups, which contribute to already overcrowded landfills. The Reusable Coffee Cups also offer better heat retention to better enjoy your morning cup of joe.
3) Sparkling Water Maker
Sparkling Water Makers reduce the need for traditional store-bought sparling water beverages sold in plastic bottles. This will mean a decrease in plastic manufactured and therefore much less plastic waste.
4) Reusable Stainless-Steel Straws
An environmental problem with using plastic straws is that they are sometimes discarded and are polluted into bodies of water such as rivers and oceans, where plastic pollution harms marine wildlife and ecosystems. An alternative is to use a reusable stainless-steel straw. A benefit of stainless steel is that they are easy to clean and made to last a long time.
Surprise your valentine with the gift that keeps giving back to planet earth all year long. Also, remember to check out Starion Energy’s renewable energy options, now could be a great time to switch your electricity plan over to a more renewable energy option… https://www.starionenergy.com/.