Got a crush on an environmentalist and looking for a way to impress him/her. Well, look no further. We’ve got three date ideas that are sure to leave an impression on not only your date, but also Mama Earth.
- A Stroll Under the Stars: Pick any local park to walk around during and after sunset. This is a free and season sensitive date that lets you enjoy nature. And the best part? The only things you'll be leaving behind are “walk away” footprints.
- Sand and Surf: A day at the beach may seem like a summer date no-brainer, but keep the occasion environmentally conscious by doing a quick garbage cleanup of the surrounding area before you guys leave.
- Go Camping: Challenge yourselves to leave all technology behind for a weekend in the woods. Here are some additional tips for making it even more eco-friendly:
- Buy used gear. If you’re not someone who goes camping a lot (read: you can count the number of times on one hand), then there’s no need to waste money or resources on new equipment when you can get great stuff at a second hand store.
- Camp nearby (if possible). Closer destination = less time in traffic, less emissions and more time to spend roastin’ marshmallows. S’mores anyone?
- Stay on track. Minimize your impact on the environment, by staying on designated trails. You could destroy delicate ecosystems and plant life otherwise.
- Build a safe campfire. Here’s how.
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