Reduce the Carbon Impact of…Your Love Life?
Thanks to Stefanie Iris Weiss, author of the recently released book “Eco-Sex,”couples everywhere are being asked to consider the environmental impact of their love lives. The global movement to save the environment has gone truly global – not even your bedroom is safe!
Despite your best efforts to recycle, Weiss asserts that if you haven’t considered “greening” your love life, you could still be considered an “environmental disaster.” While the subject may seem absurd, her suggestions are altogether rather practical. They include:
• Hop on your bike for your next date and leave your car at home. (That means saying “adieu” to long-distance relationships.)
• Stop excessive spending on Valentine’s Day. (It produces way too much trash anyway.)
• Wear comfy bamboo underwear.
• How about going to a restaurant where you can eat a seductive menu based on organic, local food, which has produced less carbon dioxide before it ends up on your plate?
Her most controversial suggestion? “The No. 1 thing people can do to be an eco-sexual is to have fewer kids, or have none at all,” said Weiss, who is childless. According to Fox News, if you think that sounds outrageous, just give a thought to the 90 percent of the estimated diapers sold each year that end up in landfills. Or how the carbon footprint of one extra person far outweighs all the energy-saving light bulbs you’ve installed.
Wanna learn more, check out Greenpeace International’s Eco-Sex Guide here.