episode 04

Valentine’s Day is coming up - but how do you make this indulgent holiday affordable, romantic, and not too heavy on the carbon footprint? Can you enjoy the flowers, perfumes, and candles without green guilt? Ed and Rachelle share their favorite ideas for eco and wallet-friendly gifts such as homemade cards and used jewelry. They also suggest how to celebrate with a fun, thoughtful, and cheap date that won’t harm the environment, and debate why Ed should hire a limousine on date night to help the planet.



  1. Put some thought into what you do or give for Valentine’s Day.

  2. Share the love with your friends and family, but also to those who need it.

  3. Have a happy Valentine’s Day!



Whole Foods organic flowers

Send an e-card or a homemade card

Find eco-friendly jewelry on Etsy or Brilliant Earth

Check out thrift stores such as the Salvation Army or Goodwill for secondhand goods

Adopt an animal at your local Humane Society or through ASPCA

Sponsor a farm animal

Check out TreeHugger's list of companies with sustainable, natural perfumes

Check out Good Housekeeping's list of companies with organic, fair-trade chocolate

Learn how to plant a tree with the Arbor Day Foundation

Try cooking a sustainable, eco-friendly meal with these recipes

HowStuffWorks has tips on how to cook sustainably

Find volunteer opportunities

A few places you can find soy candles or beeswax candles

Stink, the documentary

Gifts for him - water powered clock or solar powered watch



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