Hot date this weekend? Do it green!

Environmentally Friendly Dating

Environmentally Friendly Dating

For the ultimate green date, putting on a ‘green shirt’, possibly made of hemp or heading to the nearest organic restaurant just won’t cut it. There are many simple ways which you can have an easy, eco-friendly date on a budget.

Here are some great earth-friendly ideas for you try this weekend.

Volunteer Your Time

There are literally thousands of charities that are looking for Weekend Warriors like you to lend a helping hand on the weekends. Volunteering is a great way to not only help the planet but get to really know each other, rather than the normal small talk that happens on a typical date.

For more information on how to become a conservation volunteer you should visit Conservation Volunteers

Romantic Evening Star Gazing

There is nothing more romantic than driving to a quiet place away from all the hustle and bustle of the city lights and simply relaxing under the stars. Grab a blanket and snuggle up under the night sky to really get away from it all and focus on each other; please leave your mobile phones and any other technology in the car or at home. No I don’t care if you have the latest star gazing app on your smart phone – leave it!

Gardening Date

Getting down and dirty in the garden is a great way to break the ice and have some fun outside. Not only that, if you plant a herb garden or a vegie patch, you can both reap the rewards of what you have sown by eating the produce later – a sneaky way to ensure a second date too.

It’s also a great idea to plant drought tolerant plants for a sustainable approach to gardening. See www.plantselector.com.au for a comprehensive list of water efficient plants.

Have you been on the waters again?

Green Picnic

The simple picnic date is grossly underrated in my book, the beauty is you can take a picnic just about anywhere and meet the expectations of any personality. For the eco-friendly picnic goer, jump down to your local organic food store and pick up some goodies, meat from the butcher and head to your favourite spot. Ladies, the way to a man’s heart is a BBQ over an open fire!

A perfect garden for a picnic

 

Turn off the Lights

Clear out the kids, clear out the house mates and enjoy a night at home with no light except for candles or the glint of an open fire. Turn off any technology, throw the phone under couch and enjoy a romantic night in. Cooking a healthy, organic meal would fit in nicely and maybe even a sneaky massage.

Are you planning on an eco-friendly date this weekend? Have you got any great green date ideas? Let us know!