With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, affection is undoubtedly in the air. ‘Tis the season to show some love– and not just to our significant other, but to Mother Nature as well!
Here are 14 “Mother Nature-approved” sustainable date ideas for this year’s February 14th.
1—Whether you are spending the day with your Valentine or Galentines, make some memories by getting your skate on! Depending on the weather and where you live, you can trade in roller skates for ice skates for an equally enjoyable night! (Photo via @allisondools)
2—Admire nature’s finest by lacing up your sneakers and going for a hike. Inexpensive, invigorating, and oh so Instagram-worthy! (Photo via @mariae.pics)
3—For a casual and personal activity, try going on a picnic! For extra sustainability points, use a reusable bag to pack an organic meal tailored to you and your date’s tastebuds. (Photo via @kierraxmakayla)
4—Who said your Valentine had to be human?! Show some love to our furry friends looking for a forever home and volunteer at your local animal shelter! (Photo via @oteris)
5—If the weather permits, put down your car keys and hop on a bike! Whether you are with that special someone, your besties, your family, or solo– enjoy the fresh air and cruise. (Photo via @lyd_berry)
6—With the promise of majorly discounted Valentine’s candy in the near future, it only makes sense to spend some time at a fun fitness class with your number one! After all, couples who sweat together, stay together. (Photo via @chastity_diane)
7—For a full-circle fashion date, take a trip to your local thrift store. You can donate old clothes to make room for some new, unique second hand finds! (Photo via @kirameetsworld)
8—Stargazing (verb): An activity that involves the action of gazing at the night time stars; the cutest date in the book. (Photo via @_maysay)
9—For a cozy date night in the comfort of your own place, get some conversations going by breaking out the board games! (Photo via @minji_kong)
10—Regardless of what your interests may be, there is probably a museum dedicated to it. (Photo via @ciaracherise)
11—Although going for a walk with your loved one(s) always suggested, walking with no destination in mind and letting the conversation lead the way is my absolute favorite date activity. (Photo via @emilydcole)
12—See the sites– the sustainable way! Minimize your carbon footprint and spend the day without your car. Instead, use public transportation and/or walk in between destinations! (Photo via @gaby_agnes)
13—For those of you who much rather prefer puppy love over people love, ditch the chocolate and snuggle up with your furry friends! (Photo via @jordanflyley)
14—With a variety of price points, a plethora of genres, and a long list of venues ranging from coffee shops to sporting arenas, listening to live music is a date that can be personalized to perfection! Photo via @nicolemmanago