Tag: A guide to celebrating Valentine’s Day consciously by Emily Fletcher

10 tips for a conscious Valentine’s Day

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After the past couple of years we have had, many people are finding themselves asking the bigger questions and getting back to what is important. With a huge decrease in social outings, formal events and time spent in shopping centres, we have unexpectedly found ourselves connecting more with nature and our own humanity. This has been reflected in our individual choices and desire to spend more consciously, buy more sustainably and have quality over quantity.  Australians are leading the way for conscious consumerism and many local businesses are jumping on board. For the many contemplating how to apply this to special occasions like Valentine’s Day, Emily Fletcher from the Clean + Conscious Awards has some advice for all of us.  How do we still celebrate without harming the planet in doing so, and how can we inspire others around us too? Valentine’s Day can unfortunately trigger a lot of landfill waste with shiny cards, wrapping, plastic and teddy bears, however it doesn’t need to. There are many ways to celebrate your love for another, whilst also caring for the planet and its people.  Gift an experience  Gift your loved one an experience – by themselves or even better, together. The memories can last a lifetime and be very bonding. Experiences can range from theatre tickets to cooking, art, pottery, wine tasting classes, to a weekend getaway. You could even recreate your first date. An experience gift shows you’ve put time and thought into getting your Valentine something special  Shop Locally When making purchases, keep in… Read More