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Share the love this Valentine’s Day!

Most of the environmental impact of Valentine’s Day comes from the disposing of flowers, packaging and cards. Sadly the majority of this goes straight to landfills. Making Valentine’s Day eco-friendly requires just a few changes to make sure gifts are bought with sustainability in mind!

Here are some fun ideas for a feel-good February 14th…

Love Local

Dorking’s wonderful shops and businesses are the perfect source of gifts and cards any time of the year and especially for Valentine’s Day. Flowers and chocolates are always a popular choice, but why not look for something a little bit different (and more eco friendly) for your loved one this year.

Our fabulous cafes, bars and restaurants offer plenty of options for a special brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or date night too. Plus there’s an exciting range of local businesses which offer fun experiences and activities you can share with a special someone – from crafts and cooking to guided walks and gin, beer or wine tastings…

Love The Planet

Buying sustainably creates less impact on the planet and a greater impression on your loved one, especially if you choose a local gift or experience which is really personal to them, something which will last longer than flowers or an item which can be used time and time again. Why not make a card or gift for your Valentine, a unique way to express your affection?

Love Yourself

You don’t need a plus-one or a secret crush to share the love! Meet a friend or relative for coffee, treat yourself to a new plant for your garden or windowbox, or for an added feel-good factor donate your time or a gift to a local charity. Even better, gift yourself some “me time” – enjoy a walk in the fresh air, book a spa treat, buy a new book or go to the cinema…

Other ideas…

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