10 Eco-Friendly Date Ideas
Celebrate Earth Day – and each other – with one of these fun, romantic and environmentally-conscious options.
Did you know that Earth Day is the largest secular holiday in the world, now celebrated by more than one billion people? This Thursday, April 22, will be the 40th Anniversary of this global love-fest for our planet. So it seems fitting that you should celebrate such a momentous occasion with the person nearest and dearest to you. Here, our top ten eco-date suggestions for earth-loving couples:
1. For the socially-responsible couple: Take a bus to the National Climate Rally.
Head to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on April 25th to voice your support for comprehensive climate legislation, and listen to speakers such as Reverend Jesse Jackson, film director James Cameron and environmental photographer Sebastian Copeland. Then rock out to live music from Sting, the Roots and John Legend, and many others. Bonus: Earth Day Network is sponsoring free buses from New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Columbus, Charleston WV, Richmond, Charlottesville and Baltimore. Log on to RSVP and nab your seats, now! (If you prefer to save gas and stay home, you can also check out the action via live stream, at Earth Day Network.
2. For the eco-passionate couple: Have fun between the sheets with a clear conscience.
Declare your own personal “bed-in” and get down to business with Good Vibrations’ phthalates-free selection of “Ecorotic” toys, condoms, lotions, etc.—all organic, vegan or made from earth-friendly products.
3. For the adventure-seeking couple: Go on an eco-friendly treasure hunt.
Get into nature, develop a sense of community and support the environment with Geocaching, a global high-tech treasure-hunting game, where you use GPS devices to locate hidden outdoor containers, called geocaches, then share your experiences online.
4. For the takeout/eat-out couple: Plant a kitchen herb garden and resolve to cook at home more often.
Spend your Earth Day planting a full season’s worth of flavorful herbs, with an AeroGarden 3 Seed Kit from Sur La Table. Then start planning a summer of delicious home-cooked meals (fewer takeout containers!), infused with the bounty of herbs that will soon be sprouting at your fingertips.