The five warmest years in recorded history (1880-2019) have all occurred since 2015. And as of May 2020, the concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is the highest it has been in human history. Emissions and temperatures continue to rise with no signs of slowing. And while it is true that large corporations and the wealthy are responsible for the vast majority of emissions, we all have our own carbon footprint. Choices on an individual and business level still matter—and not only because it’s the ethical thing to do.
As I mentioned in a previous article about climate change and naturism, I believe that naturists should be at the forefront of the climate justice movement. Not only do we rely on a stable climate and ecosystem for our parks and resorts, but the inherent respect for nature in the ideology of naturism demands that we protect the planet.
This starts with our naturist parks and resorts. Here are some ideas and tips to make naturist venues more sustainable and eco-friendly:
Climate change is the result of fossil fuels—coal, oil, gas—being burned at increasing rates and sending heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere. To maintain the levels of comfort in our modern lives, we need to switch to renewable energy sources, like solar. Solar is the most abundant energy source on the planet, doesn’t produce any pollution and is 100% renewable—the only downside is of course being reliant upon the weather. While installing solar panels does involve large up-front costs, the prices have continued to drop in recent years and the long-term savings are well worth it from both a financial and environmental standpoint.
Original publication 28 July, 2020
Posted on NatCorn 3rd September 2020
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