We asked the question. Our fans, friends, & sensational Silent Springs Artisans gave us their answers. Check out their ideas & add some of your own in the comments below. We'll continue to update this page as the ideas come rolling in!
Let's share the love & change the World, one Green Date at a time!
Have you ever been on a "green" date?
Nicole S. from Oregon: I took my husband to a treezort for his birthday one year. It was sort of like a b & b but all the rooms were tree houses. It was so cool! Very family friendly and they served us fantastic organic breakfasts. The website is www.treehouses.com Highly recommend! They also had zip lining, horse back riding, daily crafts, a stage for performances and a swimming pool.
Tamara S. from Silent Springs: We like to go Geo-Caching. For those of you not familiar with geo-caching it's basically a giant treasure hunt. We get the coordinates for where the treasure is hidden from www.geocaching.com. That coordinate gets us close to the treasure's location, but we still have to search to find it. The treasure can be as small as a screw or as large as an ammo box. The rule is- take something, leave something for the next person. When we go with our kids we take & leave stuff. When we go just the 2 of us, we only take pictures! We love geo-caching for dates because it gets us outside, and finding new amazing places sometimes right in our neighborhoods we didn't know existed. It's a waste free venture, and lots of fun!
Andy Keller of ChicoBag - Take your date and spend a few hours giving back to your community by visiting a nursing home, petting the dogs at the local animal shelter, or cleaning up an open space that you love. The feeling of giving back produces a natural endorphin rush, the same rush you get from having sex or being kissed. In other words, giving back feels good and is a great start to any date.
Sarah W. from Washington: My husband and I ride bikes to the local library or book store & read books together. I feel like it could be considered a green date because we don't spend any money or buy stuff that makes more waste. We just enjoy each other & books. Then ride our bikes home.
Jaime W. from Slightly Steady Blog: Well....sort of! But mostly, it wasn't about being green - it was about being broke! We like to take long walks in parks, or hike nature trails, or go canoeing. For our first anniversary, we went kayaking down a river. Pretty much anything outdoorsy can be green! We usually pack a lunch and use refillable water bottles, too.
Laura B. from Mama Making Changes: We took a picnic dinner to a hilltop near the beach to watch Haley's Comet when it passed. Same would be fun for a meteor shower, which is more common. And it's a very fond memory for me to this day!
Allie G. from Coupon gator Mommy: State parks, Waterfalls, Walks, Hikes, Lookouts, Picnics, Exotic Animal Rescue, Dog Parks, Bike rides.
Krystyna T. from Spring Mountain Living: We do things like walk/jog, hike in the woods or go mushroom hunting in the woods while the kids are at school. The day we got married, we just drove to a beach & went camping for the weekend Oh & fishing too.
Megan H. from A New Day: A few times now we've celebrated anniversaries by camping. We also love to pack a picnic and go for a nice hike. Plan a walking city tour, and hit up some museums.