Saturdays and Sundays are usually set aside for date nights with your loved ones. This weekend however, why not skip the movies, malls and restaurants, etc. to opt for a greener, more eco-friendly date? Take your pick from these green and totally romantic ideas for your next date.
A bike ride
Nothing beats the feel of going for a bike ride with the one you love. You can opt to ride through the neighborhood or city, or choose a lake or park to circle. In addition to reducing your carbon footprint to nearly zero, this idea will provide you with plenty of fresh air as well as gorgeous scenery along the way. Not to mention all those road side eateries and organic dishes you get to gorge on during the ride.
Prefer a cozier vibe for your date? Then choose a spot in the local park or lake and opt for a picnic together. Take your own home cooked dishes, bring along non-disposable cups, plates and silverware and don’t forget some organic wine and cheese while you are at it. Relaxing by each other’s side on a comfortable blanket while enjoying nature’s beauty from a wonderful lookout spot can be your idea of a romantic, eco-friendly date.
Of course, if you are more adventurous, you can always opt for a weekend hike to one of your favorite nature spots. Choose from over thousands of hike trails through enchanting forests or towering mountains.
Get your gear and enjoy the companionship with your loved one as you sample the fresh air and gorgeous scenery that is sure to get your hearts racing. You don’t have to worry about your carbon footprint as well which reduces to a minimum owing to the fact that you are not using your car to move around.
One of the best ways to enjoy a date with your loved one while helping to save the environment is to join a volunteering program. Choose to spend the day picking up the litter, clearing nature trails, removing invasive plants, or planting more trees in your neighborhood. The good thing about this is that you can choose to do this alone or join a local organization involved in these activities.
Ice skating may not be the first thing that comes to your mind when planning an eco-friendly date. However, you may be surprised at just how much fun you end up having while keeping your carbon footprint to a minimum. Choose an ice rink in your neighborhood for a fun daytime/nighttime date and finish it off with a cup of hot chocolate made of organic cocoa.
Sometimes, it is the little things in life that are the most memorable. One such example is the idea of stargazing when planning an eco-friendly date. Imagine this picture in your mind; a dark night illuminated by million stars in the sky, a comfortable blanket, a bottle of wine, and your loved one by your side as you point out constellations or simply choose to hold hands and take in the spectacular view of the universe. Need we say more?
If you are an art lover, then the perfect idea for a green date would be a visit to a nearby museum. You can either walk to the museum or take the public transport (remember, this is supposed to be an eco-friendly date). Following the visit, you can choose to share facts and things you learned at the place with your loved one.
Home Cooked Meal
What can be romantic about a home cooked meal you ask? Well, why don’t you try cooking something together? You will be surprised as to how the date eventually turns out to become one of the most romantic ones you have had in a while. Be sure to choose only organic ingredients though. A visit to the local farmer’s market prior to your cooking date may also be a good idea.
Another at home moment that can translate to a really romantic and eco-friendly date. If you a fire pit at home kindle some fire in it, get some wine and snacks and simply talk to your heart’s content.
There are so many ways in which you can enjoy a romantic date with your loved one without increasing your carbon footprint. These ideas will ensure that your do your part to save the environment while still enjoying some precious together time with your soulmate.