On Valentines Day, choose to Love Your Mother (Earth)! Purchase sweets from a local vendor rather than in overly packaged, unrecyclable hearts. Give a “gift of the heart” by considering what your loved one really wants and present a personalized coupon, whether an automatic win in an argument or a month with no trash duties. For jewelry gifts, shop locally for beautiful handcrafted items. Goats milk soap is a lovely fragrance gift. And a fancy dinner at a restaurant that sources local is always welcome. Instead of flowers shipped from South America, farmers’ markets carry bouquets of locally grown flowers.