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Alumni Posts

I Heart the Planet

by Alumni Posts on February 6, 2012

in Extracurricular,Organizations, Activities & Events

Whether you like Valentine’s Day or not, it’s hard to deny that it’s a holiday that moves merchandise. Chocolates, cards, stuffed teddy bears – all that mushy stuff that everyone claims to hate but secretly wants to get. Or perhaps not so secretly wants to get.

Anyway, although V-Day ranks pretty high on the senseless consumerism scale, there are ways to show some love for the earth as well. For example:

Send E-cards, or cards made from recycled paper
Make your own cards from materials you already have
Look for organic flowers, or even a potted plant
Buy organic and/or Fair Trade Chocolate
Eat out at a local, sustainable restaurant
Go for naturally scented perfumes and lotions

Also, don’t forget about Fontbonne’s free Valentine’s dinner! The date is Thursday, February 9th, and it starts at 6pm. There’s also a pretty awesome speaker coming at 7 that you won’t want to miss. RSVP to if you want to come! I’ll be there, of course… and you can even win some eco-friendly chocolate! Now that’s love for you AND the planet.

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