Hey there, lovebirds!

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s time to start planning a celebration that not only sweeps your special someone off their feet, but also respects our beautiful planet. Let’s ditch the typical consumerism and opt for a more sustainable approach to showing our affection.

Here’s 3 ways to make this Valentine’s Day a sustainable one

One – Sustainable Gifts

Why not get creative with your gifts this year? Instead of going for the usual store-bought items, consider handmade or locally sourced gifts. Think artisanal chocolates, handcrafted jewellery, or even a homemade batch of cookies. Don’t forget the homemade card too. Not only are these options unique and thoughtful, but they also support local businesses and reduce the environmental impact of mass production.

Here’s a recipe to get you started on some homemade cookies.

Valentine' Day Cookie Recipe

Two – Support Local

This Valentine’s Day, let’s spread the love to our local community. Choose to dine at a farm-to-table restaurant or pick up fresh flowers from your neighbourhood florist.

If you choose to have a romantic dinner at home, consider locally sourced ingredients for your meal. Plan your menu in advance to minimize waste and use reusable items for serve and dine. 

By supporting local businesses, you’re not only reducing carbon emissions from transportation but also contributing to the growth of your community.

Valentine's Day Dinner Set up

Three – Nature-Inspired Activities

Why not spend Valentine’s Day connecting with nature? Go for a hike, have a picnic in the park, or stargaze under the night sky. Not only are these activities romantic, but they also allow you to appreciate the beauty of the natural world while reducing your carbon footprint.

All over New Zealand there are beautiful parks and walks to go on. Check out what’s in your area.

Romantic Walk on the Beach

This Valentine’s Day, let’s celebrate love in a way that not only brings joy to our hearts but also protects the planet we call home. By embracing sustainability, we can create meaningful and memorable moments while leaving a lighter footprint on the Earth. Every small choice we make can have a positive impact on the planet.

Here’s to a sustainable and more loving Valentine’s Day!

Till next time,

Team Hi-Tech Packaging