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Valentine's Donut: Skip this, mumbling something about calories.

Valentine’s Donut: Skip this, mumbling something about calories.

SpiroFlo uses another holiday to show how being cheap can be rephrased as green values.

Ah, yes, Valentine’s Day.

Call it an opportunity to rage or buy into corporate and societal expectations. Call it a chance to hear “I like you, but I’m not ‘in like’ with you.” Me, I call it an opportunity to show how green values can line up with being cheap:

  1. Don’t you dare buy a card. $4 for an impersonal message on a murdered tree? Nay, I say! Go with an e-card that you can customize and email with minimal carbon impact. Be sure to break up with your significant other if you find it printed out later. Hang onto your memories in your memory, dear.
  2. Insist on only buying fair trade, eco-friendly chocolate. Make your standards so high that no chocolate will suffice, and insist that as you didn’t want your lover to bear that burden of guilt, no chocolate was the only way to remain principled.
  3. Get local flowers. Do not invest in the sham that is overpriced flowers; do not enable the environmental impact of delivering flowers across state lines. Note that I didn’t even say “buy” local flowers. Just step over into your neighbor’s yard and snip off a few bloomed delights. If caught by said neighbor, insist that it is your duty to share the beauty of earth and spout off something about corporate greed.
  4. Keep date night inside: Of course you’re not going to be wasteful by dressing up and driving out to an overpriced dinner you booked months in advance. Instead you will respect the environment by staying in your home with all the lights and heat turned off. Maybe you’ll even venture again into your neighbor’s yard to “share the beauty of earth” by sneaking fistfuls of (up until recently) planted vegetables back to your room.
  5. And finally: Don’t be single. Living and commuting by yourself? Your carbon footprint is bigger than it should be. This means that if you are married, you can consider it enough of a Valentine’s Day gift to bless earth with your living situation, and smugly judge all those single people who clearly just hate the environment.

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Colin McKay Miller is the VP of Marketing for the SpiroFlo Holdings group of companies:

SpiroFlo for residential hot water savings (delivered 35% faster with up to a 5% volume savings on every hot water outlet in the home), industrial water purification (biofilm removal), and reduced water pumping costs.

Vortex Tools for extending the life of oil and gas wells (recovering up to 10 times more NGLs, reducing flowback startup times, replacing VRUs, eliminating paraffin and freezing in winter, etc.).

Ecotech for cost-effective non-thermal drying (for biosolids, sugar beets, dairy waste, etc.) and safe movement of materials (including potash and soda ash).

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