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Turn Up the Love, Turn Down the Energy on Valentine’s Day

Posted On: February 2, 2020

Valentine’s Day is about romance. Red hearts, chocolates, teddy bears – these are all tried and true ways to spread love to those you care for, but if you’re looking for an experience that will also cut back on your energy usage, then we’ve got the perfect date night for you.

Cook an Intimate Dinner
Find a new recipe to try or spice up your favorite dish, just make sure you use the right sized plan, so no excess heat is wasted. Glass or ceramic pans in the oven will also cook your dish thoroughly at a temperature that’s 25 degrees lower than normal.

Give A Card Made from Recycled Paper
There’s a lot of options to choose from when picking the perfect card that says I Love You, but when you give one that’s also been made from recycled paper, you also share the message that you care for the environment, too.

Create Ambiance with Candlelight
Great lighting can set a mood. Nix the bright lights and light a few candles to eliminate electricity use and provide an intimate setting for your delicious dinner.

Keep Things Low-Fi
Turn off your phone (and any other screens) before the evening begins. That way you can focus your attention on the other person and not be distracted by calls or notifications.

Save the Flowers, Plant a Tree
Fresh flowers may look and smell wonderful now, but they won’t last forever. Once they wilt and dry, the magic is lost. Planting a tree can be a relaxing activity to do together, plus a tree can absorb up to 48 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.