With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many couples are planning the date night of the year. What better way to keep the romance alive than a date that is not only enchanting and memorable, but eco-friendly as well?
Consider these ideas when planning your “sustainable” night of passion!
- *A (Local) Dinner for Two – Enjoying a meal together? Put a green spin on the classic date by indulging in a meal of only local ingredients. Restaurants are popping up all over the place that serve only local meals, but even if there isn’t one in your area – whip one up at home and enjoy it over candlelight (organic soy, of course!).
- *A Night Under the Stars – Spending time in nature together can be incredibly romantic and has basically no carbon footprint on its own. Plan a scenic hike or even a camping trip. If you live in a colder area, you and your honey might prefer an afternoon outing instead.
- *Thrift Store Treasure Hunt – My own husband and I actually met while working together at a local thrift stores and have many fond memories of finding the most random and funny treasures. You could easily make a date of it by coming up with a theme or “scavenger hunt” type trip.
- *Green Dinner and A Movie – On top of your local meal, consider snuggling up to a documentary on an issue you’re interested. There are actually a few on Netflix – my favorites so far are Farmageddon and No Impact Man.
- *Take a Course Together – Start a new hobby and look for a new course to take together that teaches you useful skills for sustainability. For example, learn to garden or make your own herbal remedies together.
Being romantic doesn’t have to come with a gigantic eco-footprint – there are plenty of ways to enjoy each others company while still living the green life. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Kylie Worthington is a natural health writer and advocate. She resides in the Midwest and blogs at Everblossom.net about her family’s natural living journey. Kylie and her husband, Kent are currently making their way through the family survival course to learn more about natural and sustainable living.