Dating for the Eco-Conscious: Part Two

ConstellationsIn my previous eco-dating post I described a possible afternoon out to share with your significant other. This time let’s explore a night in!

I have found that cooking with your favorite guy or gal is a great way to spend time together and learn something new. Aaron and I tend to make a lot of whole grain pasta with chunky organic veggie sauce. Whole grain pasta is less processed than typical pasta and any foods made from grains rather than meat are less energy intensive to produce.

After this hearty meal you can rent a movie that you have both wanted to watch. Renting instead of buying is a way to share and re-use resources, in this case DVDs or tapes, as much as possible before they must be recycled or sent to a landfill. For us, renting is a particularly attractive option because theater tickets are so expensive these days and rental businesses definitely give us more choices. If you’re not keen on renting but want the same effect try Netflix or buying movies on iTunes.

Last but not least, enjoy a night of stargazing. Whether you are equipped with a telescope or simply using your eyes the sky at night can be a beautiful sight. You can look for the North Star, Big Dipper, Little Dipper, and any others that you wish. Google even has a sky map that you can use to help find your favorite constellations!

Remember, when you wish upon a star your dreams come true!

Image Credit: Computer Science Geek at Flickr under a Creative Commons license

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  1. Verda Vivo

    My husband and I regularly cook together. We both do what we do best – he chops and I cook. One of our favorite things to do with cook a tofu stir-fry (lots of chopping!) and watch a rented thriller movie together with the lights out. ~ Daryl

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