Hawai‘i Ranked No. 3 for Eco-friendly Singles Looking for LoveFebruary 11, 2018, 11:15 AM HST (Updated February 14, 2018, 2:52 PM)
Hawai‘i is ranked the No. 3 place for eco-friendly singles in search of love, according to Just Energy, a world leader in renewable energy and green living.
The JE team pulled data on each states’ singles per capita—creating a ranked list for The Best States for Eco-Friendly Dating (see below for complete rankings).
The rankings take into consideration how green friendly each state’s dating atmospheres might be, from having enough EV charging stations to having veggie-friendly restaurants for green lovers to spark the fires of an eco-friendly romance.
Oregon outranked every state as the No. 1. It ranked high for every category, with plenty of singles in the dating pool, and lots of green living options throughout the city.
With tons of singles ready to mingle, more progressive populations, and plenty of earth-friendly date options, the top 10 states for green dating were largely coastal, with only Nevada as an outlier.
Although Alaska has the most coastline in the US and scores the highest in terms of general well-being, it comes in second to last for green dating.
And it’s no wonder—with singles ready to mingle, progressive mindsets, and plenty of Earth-friendly date options, it makes sense that planet-minded people might have good luck finding love in these places.
The JE team sought input from Jill Crosby, founder of the Conscious Dating Network, to learn more about this niche dating pool.
“Our members tend to have jobs and businesses that are in alignment with their hearts and values,” said Crosby, “Many of our members have jobs and own businesses in renewable energy industry, and… [are] involved with charitable organizations that help others and create more sustainability.”
According to Crosby, membership in CDN sites has been increasing steadily as more people seek out relationships with others who have similar values and ethical standards.
But sometimes finding that kind of love means being in the right place at the right time.
If any eco-minded couples are looking to plan their first in-person meeting or a romantic getaway, Just Energy’s rankings of the best states for green lovers can help guide them to their next destination.
Try these spots on the Big Island to look for love in all the right places…
Get close to nature and to your significant other this Valentine’s Day, Kohala Zipline offers a Canopy Adventure Experience the thrill of zipping from tree-to-tree, reaching speeds up to 45 mph while taking in the beauty of the forest canopy.
Kohala Zipline is among the Big Island activities certified as a Sustainable Tour Operator by the Hawaii Ecotourism Association. For more information about this certification, click here.
For 10 days only, Feb. 8 through 17, Kohala Zipline will offer Zippin to Love! Kama‘āina receive two for the price of one on Kohala Zipline’s Canopy Adventure ( Hawai‘i ID required) Call (808) 331-3620 to book a romantic rendezvous under a tropical canopy.
Or enjoy a romantic, local and fresh lunch or dinner at Foster’s Kitchen in Kona. This famous eatery on Ali’i Drive collaborates closely with local farmers by utilizing their fresh fruit, vegetables and meats. The menu proudly features and integrates products that are made locally, from craft beers to kombucha, local freshly baked breads and Kona coffee to locally made ice cream and dessert.
For more details, and to read a Big Island Now review of the kitchen, click here.
What about a heart-felt, home-cooked, locally-sourced Valentine meal by candlelight? Shop for ingredients at one of the Big Island’s farmers markets, such as the Kona Sunset Market, open every Wednesday at the HPM parking lot in Kona.
Pressed for time? Let technology give you a hand so you can focus on other romantic preparations—order your groceries online at ChoiceMART.