Love More with Less
Updated: Sep 3, 2019
This Valentine's Day, show that special someone your love whilst being more mindful of your waste and impact! Our list of ideas will keep your romantic day meaningful, but also let you Love More with Less. Instead of purchasing gifts, why not make a memory?
Whether you're the kind of couple that loves getting a taste of fresh air, a night out on the town, or cozying up inside, we've got green ideas to keep all of your romantic memories a little more mindful.
A winter adventure in our glorious Okanagan is sure to satisfy. Crisp winds, great pine, and a cup of hot cocoa pair nicely for your memory making. Here's a list of options that you and your special someone can embark on this Valentine's Day:
Skiing & Snowshoe
Hiking & Walking
Be sure to bring your own thermos for a warm cuppa' hot cocoa or tea after these outdoor activities!
Cooking up a delicious meal is a fantastic way to show your affection! If you are cooking it yourself, be sure to bring your own grocery and produce bags when stopping at your local storefronts for delicious ingredients. See our Shop Local Directory for locations you can source locally or BYO container.
If eating sounds great, but cooking does not, here is a list of fabulous Farm-to-Table restaurants in the Okanagan to ensure you are getting fresh, sustainable, local eats. Remember your container to bring home yummy leftovers.
Out on the Town:
If you want to spice up your regular date night, think about trying one of our suggested low-waste activities.
Mini Golf or Bowling
Attending a show or concert
Visiting an art gallery or museum
Hockey game or sports event
Cozy at Home:
Indulge by having a toasty night in by watching a movie, having a candle-lit bath, or cracking open a bottle of local wine.
If you want to be extra green, we've gathered a list of our favourite environmental-based documentaries for all of your Netflix and Chill needs...
One Strange Rock - a National Geographic production that takes a look at different perspectives of our beautiful earth
Minimalism - showcases how people live by the means of less is more
Nature's Great Events - documents earth's changing climate conditions and how nature adapts, changes, and grows over time
Planet Earth & Blue Planet - a BBC production showing the great wonders of the earth, ocean, and our environment
Whatever you choose to do this Valentine's Day, be sure to ask yourself: what kind of impact am I having? Is there a more sustainable option?