LOVE IS IN THE AIR! Of course, as all of you know, Valentine’s Day is here. And in Canada, it’s also the Family Day long weekend.
Here at BeeBAGZ™, we 💛 love of all kinds – for partners, kids, friends, neighbours, parents, pets, and, naturally, Planet Earth! Here are a few tips on how to keep your footprint light and work towards your zero waste goals while you’re sharing all that love!!
Source Eco Chocolate
For many of us, delicious chocolate is synonymous with Valentine’s Day. But the truth is, all chocolate is not created equal. According to the World Wildlife Fund, chocolate production leads to deforestation and often involves child labour. But, more and more companies are working to make chocolate production less detrimental. One of our favourites is Alter Eco, crafted from organic cacao by farmers who are replanting South American rainforests.
Give Vintage or Locally Made Jewelry
Receiving a piece of jewelry selected just for you can feel pretty sweet. It will feel even better when you know it has a light footprint. That’s why we love vintage and second-hand. Typically, these unique pieces are higher quality (hence them lasting long enough to be second hand). If you’re in the market for something new, there’s no shortage of talented artisans who make handmade ethical pieces. Here in the Muskoka region, we love The Burnt Timber studio.
It’s so wonderful that we have a long weekend dedicated to our families – and whether you celebrate with the family you were born into or the family you’ve made, try to find an adventure nearby! Have a browse to see where you can skate, feast, make a toast, browse artisan creations and make the most of the three-day weekend.
We’re confident this tip is 100% zero waste and will likely warm the most hearts!