Happy Valentine’s Day! 

Crossposted from Go! Green Team! 

Happy Valentine’s Day! Do you know how many paper cards will be purchased this week? Approximately 190 million. If you add in all the cards that are given in classrooms as well handmade cards, the total comes to a whopping 1 billion. Can you imagine how many resources are used to create and distribute so many cards? Show the Earth some green love this Valentine’s Day. Practice a little extra waste reduction, recycling, and composting during Valentine’s week. 

Here are a few suggestions to cut down on paper waste: 

  • Send a virtual Valentine’s Day email. 
  • Buy 100% post-consumer recycled Valentine’s Day cards. 
  • Send a voice message or a voice memo letting your loved ones know how much you care. 
  • Use your children’s existing art for Valentine’s Day cards they can give to their teachers and classmates. 

Read more at Go! Green Team!