Dating is stressful enough without the additional panic of how to keep it eco-conscious! Luckily, with summer in full swing and new sustainable brands constantly entering the market, we’ve done the hard work for you. Explore these three sustainable date ideas together with some amazing eco-friendly products to make your next date a sustainable date!
An essential for any first date is not to over-plan. With so many beautiful areas on the outskirts of London, there are many options for those happy to put on a pair of trainers and get close to nature. In particular, we love Richmond Park, a natural wildlife reserve known for its ancient trees and roaming deer herds. Moreover, the park hosts a variety of wildlife events to support their conservation, so be sure to check out their website before your visit.
Throughout Richmond park, a variety of refreshment points are available with teas, coffees or cold drinks, so be sure to take a long your reusable cup so that you can caffeine-up whilst exploring the beautiful environment. We love this collapsible cup – easy to store and 100% leak proof!
So, you’ve made it to date two or three and you fancy something a little more intimate? Take advantage of the beautiful summer weather and set up camp somewhere peaceful with a sustainable picnic.
Whip together some homemade snacks and kombucha and pack them up with an eco-friendly eat and drink set. Stay hydrated without resorting to wasteful plastic bottles with a beautiful carafe, such as this one from the Clean Market, complete with a Bintochan charcoal piece that filters the water for impurities.
Things are starting to get a little more serious and you want to whisk your date away from the city for some much-needed fresh air and time to re-connect? But there is an issue – eco hotels are hard to come by, especially without breaking the bank!
Appeal to your date’s wild side and take them on a surprise camping trip; sleep under the stars and cook up breakfast over a campfire, before enjoying a day of exploring your new environment. We love Cornwall for its stunning beaches and multitude of campsites dotted along the coastline. Don’t forget to take along some eco-friendly sun block to keep your skin protected and hydrated through the summer months. We also love this handmade coffee and lime soap, for freshening up after a long day spent by the beach or exploring Cornwall’s many coves.
For a romantic evening, head to Land’s End, the most westerly part of mainland Cornwall, and watch the mesmerising sunset from the rugged cliffside, though remember to pack a blanket, so that you can cosy up as the evening draws in.
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