Want to save the environment and have a fun date with your guy at the same time? Check out these date ideas submitted by readers!
Rollerblading is a great way to help the earth on a date. You really get to be yourself around the guy and you're not driving around in a car putting smog into the air." --Cortney, 16
"I try to go somewhere where I don't have to use any paper napkins. For example, we'll get ice cream cones, and then bring them to the beach, so it doesn't matter if we drip a little! Plus, it's romantic to watch the stars when it's nice out." --Rhiannon, 15
"It isn't that hard to be eco-friendly on a date. One great idea is throwing a picnic in a neighborhood park. It can be with a bunch of friends or just you and your guy. You don't use any electricity and if everyone lives close you can all walk so you don't waste gas." --Hannah, 14
"You and your date can go on a walk and pick up cans on the side of the road. When you're done, take them to a recycling center and use the money that you received from your cans to get ice cream or dinner!" --Kaylee, 17
"My boyfriend and I live near the local movie theater. One day when we were dying to see a movie and my mom couldn't get her car to start, I said, "Why don't we just walk?" We did, and that was more time we could spend together!" --Ariel, 17Go here to get even more ideas!
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