Could nudity save the world from eco disaster?
Naturists are urging us to shed our clothes and save the world from eco disaster.
‘Go naked: save the planet’ is the message from groups like Econudes.org, who claim living a naturist lifestyle could be the best way to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
In an interview with The Independent, Naturist Life magazine editor, Suzanne Piper, says: ‘If anything, we predate the green movement, so you could argue that the greens are actually jumping on our bandwagon.
‘Back in the early Seventies, for example, naturism was defined as “a way of life in harmony with nature, characterised by self-respect, respect for others and for the environment”.
‘Even before then, in the 19th century, naturists always stressed their eco-credentials.’
Certainly, given the energy needed to manufacture garments, if we all stopped wearing clothing, far less energy would be emitted creating the clothes in the first place.
But what about the energy needed to keep naturists in the northern hemisphere warm in their chilly houses?
Source: Marie Claire
Original publication September 1, 2008
Posted on NatCorn 1st October 2019
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