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Green to the Extreme?

Sustainability Couples Activism
by Julie Schwietert Oct 9, 2009
You carry reusable bags, you take public transportation, you recycle, you’re a locavore. But you want to do something more….

Greenpeace has some advice for you.

Recognizing that the most hard-core environmentalists want to make every aspect of their lives green, the environmental activism group published an “Eco-Sex Guide,” consisting of 10 tips for greater, “greener” sex.

If you’ve never thought about the carbon footprint of your sex life, check out some of their suggestions:

Turn off the lights. We all have to do our part to stop climate change; energy reduction and energy efficiency are an important part of changing our energy culture. If you want to see your partner, or what you are doing, have sex during the day.

Forget the fossil fuel based lubricants like petroleum jelly! Esso’s screwing the planet, but you don’t have to.

Soap up together in the shower or bath to save water and create passion for more than the environment. More than one billion people do not have access to clean water; it is a luxury…

If you want…paddles for something other than rowing, please, for God’’s sake, make sure they are made from sustainably harvested timber. Look for timber, paddles, whatever, certified by the only internationally recognised ecological forest certification organisation, the Forest Stewardship Council, or FSC.

If you’ve got advice for eco-friendly sex, share your tips below.

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