I know, I KNOW! Going out for dinner on Valentine's Day is SO unoriginal. But how about taking your Love to an eco-friendly restaurant that serves organic, vegan and/or vegetarian food? Imagine that?! How do you find one of these Earth-friendly eating places? The Green Restaurant Association can yelp you out. It is a national non-profit organization that provides a convenient and cost-effective way for restaurants, manufacturers, distributors and consumer to become more environmentally responsible. They help a restaurant operate more sustainably and then provide them with a rating. The general public benefits because GRA provides a database of green restaurants in your area. It also lists caterers in your area that have been certified by the association which might come in handy in case your Valentine's dinner turns into an engagement of the long term type! You can then turn to this site when planning your nuptials and find yourself a green caterer!
Another useful vegetarian guide is Happy Cow which is a service to help travelers and people everywhere to find vegetarian, vegan and healthy food choices. No matter where you live in the world, you can browse their global resource directory to find a vegan and/or vegetarian restaurant near you! I'm heading to the Caribbean next month and found 124 listings!