Contrary to what Kermit the Frog once told us, it's actually pretty easy being green—if you use your imagination and are willing to be a little adventurous. Here are ten eco-friendly date ideas, all of which require very little effort. Try them out this Earth Day—or any day you want to have some fun without being hard on the planet. Go green dating! Go Green With YourTango
1. Have a zero carbon footprint dinner. More and more restaurants these days are jumping on board the green trend. Check out your local restaurant listings to find out which ones in your area might be offering menus with local or seasonal foods, green energy preparation, organic wines and a little romance.
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2. Organize a virtual scavenger hunt. Working together as a team is good for any partnership, and what better way to do it than to compete against your friends? Here's how it works: you and your honey, and two or three couples you know, decide on a theme (the alphabet, for example) and a color (green, perhaps?). Each couple then goes out on foot with their digital cameras and takes a picture of themselves with each item on the list (a green A in a store window, the letter B written in dandelions, etc.). The couple that finishes and arrives at a designated location first wins. But of course, everyone gets a prize in the end: paperless souvenirs of a fun day in the form of digital pictures.
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3. Take a green class. Learning together is a great way to get those happy endorphins flowing. So why not take a green class together? Check out your local community center to find classes on local and sustainable cooking, paper-making, bird watching or even oyster farming.
4. Plant a garden. Get your hands dirty together, and then spend the spring and summer watching your garden grow. Harvest the fruits (and vegetables) of your labor as they mature, and feast on the food of love. What's more romantic than that?