On one of the busiest days of the year for florists, the EPA says Americans should consider buying long-lasting silk flowers, potted plants, or live bushes, shrubs, or trees that can be planted in the spring.
And instead of visiting the card shop, consider sending electronic valentines -- or recycled cards, the EPA suggests.
“This Valentine's Day, show your love for the earth by sending recycled-content greeting cards. Consider making new cards from scrap paper or by attaching new backs to the fronts of old cards -- this can be a craft project for family and friends that helps everyone reduce paper waste while saving money!"
I'm all for recycling, but seriously, do we need these endless nanny-state suggestions?
Other suggestions for "February fun" including buying clothes from recycled soda bottles on President's Day.
What's next? Toilet tissue wedding dresses for spring brides?
(Photo credit: Wedding Resource Blog)