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!
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.
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!
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!