Eco Friendly Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has become a very consumer-driven celebration, with greetings cards, chocolates and cut flowers being the go to gift for couples. However, there are many other ways to celebrate your love to your partner which are kinder to the environment, as well as the bank balance. Why not try one of the ideas below this Valentine’s Day?

Get creative

If you’re a creative type, why not create some art for your partner? Using whatever medium you prefer – paper, canvas, fabric, paints, pencil – you could try to recreate their face, or produce something based on their passions.

Have a romantic meal together

Cooking together can be fun! Why not cut the gifts and restaurant meal and instead enjoy a romantic meal together at home? You could cook for your partner, or you could decide to cook together, perhaps enjoying an alcoholic beverage or too as you create your meal. Opt for organic produce to keep it eco-friendly.

Attend an event together

Give the gift of an experience, and decide to attend an event together. This could be a music gig, an art gallery, exhibition, the cinema, or anything else that takes your fancy. Most events offer e-tickets now, meaning you don’t need to produce a piece of card or paper when you arrive either.

Make an eco-friendly gift

If you’d like to give a gift but don’t want to spend a lot, why not give something homemade? This could be better received than a bought gift as it requires more thought and time. Ideas for a gift include food items (jam, chutney, peanut butter), their favourite cake or cookies, jewellery, bath bombs, body scrub, and anything that uses up any scraps of fabric you have.

Buy an eco-friendly gift

If you would like to buy your partner a gift, I’m not going to stop you! In fact, here are a few suggestions for you. Why not treat your loved one to something that they can reuse, which will help them be eco-friendly throughout the year? Try a kit for packing a zero waste lunch, chilly’s water bottle or bamboo toothbrush? We here at Litter Logger wish you a very happy and eco-friendly Valentine’s Day! Do you have some more ideas for eco-friendly celebrations? Let us know!

World Wetlands Day

The 2nd of February marks 23 years since World Wetlands Day was established in 1997.

Our wetland areas are one of the most productive habitats on earth – vital for a number of species of birds, amphibians and mammals. Not to mention they support the cultivation of rice, a staple for half the worlds diet. While simultaneously providing water filtration, storm protection and flood control to humanity.

Without our wetlands cities will spend millions treating their citizens water, and deal with the financial, as well as physical destruction brought with flooding that our wetlands could have prevented.

More than 476,000 acres of wetlands have been protected through the Ramsar Convention – the only treaty world wide devoted to protecting the unique eco system. 🤝

We invite you to join us in doing our bit in reducing our plastic usage – saving our wetlands for future generations 🌎

Global Recycling Day 2019

Global Recycling Day 2019 is fast approaching. Now more than ever it is important to celebrate the importance that recycling plays in preserving primary resources (Water, air, coal, oil, natural gas and minerals). Aiming to bring people together and champion ways to put our planet first, Global Recycling Day highlights the need to consider recyclable materials as resource rather than waste, celebrating the power of the “Seventh Resource” – the goods we recycle every day.

This year’s theme is ‘Recycling into the Future’, focusing on the power of youth, education and innovation in ensuring a brighter future for the planet. By focusing 2019 on youth and innovation, the Global Recycling Foundation will encourage the world to look towards the impact that today’s young people and future technologies can have on recycling.

It is important we all do our bit, after all, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, released a special report in October 2019, on the impact of global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The IPCC report says that based on humanity’s current use of fossil fuels, they’re highly confident the world will reach those levels between 2030 and 2052. Warming to 1.5C will mean warmer average temperatures and increased flood hazards in some regions as well as biodiversity loss and food security impacts. Global warming to 2C above pre-industrial levels would exacerbate these effects. We have 12 years to save the planet that we have spent the last 200,000 years or so taking for granted.

A busy lunch break today spent sending out marketing pack’s across the world to like-minded people looking to participate on the 18th of March. In line with this year’s theme – the organisations focus has been on Educating the youth of today about the power of the Seventh Resource is a top global priority – and one that we are championing for Global Recycling Day 2019. There are two main ways that the organisation is looking to involve the youth in this year’s campaign:

1.Utilising the global language of football, and sport, to unite the youth of today across the world in our movement

2.Through providing materials for education professionals to use in schools and clubs around Global Recycling Day on the 18 March 2019

Visit https://www.globalrecyclingday.com/ to find out more and get involved with things such as the #RecyclingGoalsChallenge