We’re up to week ‘G’ and in addition to the list of date ideas beginning with ‘G’ I’ll be posting later (when I’ve written it!), the wonderful Cate and Chris from Green Renters have guested today’s post, giving us five great, green, sustainable date ideas for you to try! Challenge yourself to a month’s worth of sustainable, green dating and let us know how you go!
1. Visit a Morning Market
Pop down to your local farmer’s market and purchase some fresh produce. Farmer’s markets are a great opportunity for farmers and food producers to sell organic and pesticide free goods to customers. Freshly baked breads, free range eggs, homemade jams, local fruit and vegetables, regional cheeses…Enjoy a fair trade coffee and a home baked muffin then and pop home to cook up a feast!
2. Hold a garage sale
Holding a garage sale is a great way of decluttering your home and can really place your values about consumption and having ‘stuff’ into perspective. Invite all your mates and put up plenty of signs around the neighbour. Pop your unwanteds out front of the house and make sure you have plenty of change. Price your goods but prepare to haggle. Your leftovers can be donated to the op shop and you can use your sale money to buy something
3. Go for a bike ride.
Borrow some old bicycles and helmets and go for ride along a creek or river. Girls, this is a chance to wear a pretty dress and cardi, and guys, definitely no lycra! Unless you’re both super athletic, think leisurely not speed racer. A great opportunity to be outside and in the fresh air. Leave your car at home and enjoy a flask of coffee or mulled wine in a grassy spot before you cycle home.
4. Join a Permaculture blitz
A Permablitz is a gathering of people at someone’s home to create a garden, share permaculture skills, enjoy a Melbourne and have fun. Help plant a veggie patch or build a chicken coop and enjoy a chance to meet your neighbours. It’s s great way to get involved in your community and you might even get a chance to have your garden permablitzed!
5. Board games by candlelight
Snuggle up under some quilts for an evening playing old school board games like Scrabble, Monopoly and Scattegories and enjoy a night by candlelight. Enjoy some hot chocolate and your favourite dessert and leave the lights and television off for an energy saving evening. You can even go outside to look at the stars (a great to sneak a look at your partner’s scrabble letters)!
About Green Renters
Green Renters is a not for profit for those striving to lead sustainable and ecological existences within the confines of rental property.
Frustrated by constantly attending conferences and exhibitions that only provide products and advice to home owners, Cate and Chris provide advice for those who are unable to make major changes to a property but still intend to spend many years and call somewhere home.
The Green Renters are available for workshops, stalls, presentations and panels with a host of tips, advice and home made goodies!