Taking the city bus has a definite cool factor when you consider its impact on the reduction of lethal fumes such as ozone layer-ravaging carbon monoxide.If your destination is within walking distance, reduce your carbon footprint by actually traveling by foot.Or what could be more romantic…bicycle made for two, anyone? If you plan on making your date swoon like Scarlett O’Hara straight out of a scene from Gone with the Wind, nothing is less swoon-worthy than store bought, cut flowers drenched in pesticides with a mere life expectancy of 9 days max.An untraditional potted plant makes for a perfect token of affection…or you can buy the locally grown and pesticide-free roses she loves from your neighborhood farmer’s market (a dozen, red, long-stem, thank you very much). Sign up with a local organization to lend some helping hands on a community project or donate your time at the neighborhood animal shelter.Well, with a number of eco-conscious card companies to choose from these days, you can now feel even better saying “I love you (and the earth! With the convenience of growing produce in your backyard comes another benefit of avoiding horrifying pesticides (and an exorbitant bill at Whole Foods).
If you’re really the adventurous types and have emotionally recovered from watching 127 Hours, you can enhance your teambuilding skills by going on a rock-climbing adventure. Are you a hopeless romantic with a poetic flair for penning words that would put even the most tear-jerking Nicolas Sparks novel to shame? What better way to show that you dig someone than by planting a garden with them?
This provides an experience to come together, communicate and work to achieve a goal, all while learning about the other person’s interests, values and initiative…and not to mention making the world a better place! For all of you nature lovers, the possibilities are endless when it comes to enjoying a date and immersing yourself in the wonder that is our majestic mother earth.
Plan a picnic complete with organic treats and reusable goods to enjoy your natural surroundings while basking in each other’s company.
Prepare your own dinner (made fresh with ingredients hailing from your new garden!
The good news is you can avoid said dating disasters with the help of several online dating sites that cater specifically to green-minded singles such as yourself.It’s now easy to find someone whose ideas on living and loving in a green fashion coincide with your own beliefs…all from the comfort of your own home. If you’re not riding green in a Prius, opt for another form of transportation for you and your date.