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Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 began with a series of grass roots efforts conducted by citizens (in particular many college students) concerned over environmental issues.  Thus, in honor of Earth Day 2014 (begun in the U.S. and now celebrated in 192 countries), the American Association for Nude Recreation – an organization long known for promoting the natural life and of encouraging its members young and old to serve as eco-conscious custodians of planet Earth — is pleased to share with you five fun factoids and recommendations…

  •  On Earth Day, or any day, don’t sit alone in front of the television or computer. The energy your home consumes with you in it through the use of electronics and lights can be substituted with spending time out on the town, congregating with friends or at an AANR member club. It’s worth noting that most public areas use fluorescent bulbs, which are more efficient than those found in the average home. If you’re not going to go out (or maybe after you do) there is really no better day for using vast amounts of candles.
  • Think about housekeeping or exercising in the nude, you sweat less, don’t dirty clothes and so can keep the air-conditioning bill down and the clothes washing down too. In the sunbelt, by turning up your central air conditioning thermostat one degree, fuel consumption can be cut by as much as 10%.
  • Take your clothes off at home and feel more comfortable free of restrictive clothing.  You’ll also save laundry work this way. Typical electric clothes washers and dryers generate 5 pounds of CO2 per washer/dryer cycle. Given it’s used an average of 4 times a week, that’s 20 pounds a week, 80 a month, and 960 pounds of CO2 a year. The typical nudist family will use the washer and dryer about half that. Within the American Association for Nude Recreation membership rolls, that is a collective savings of 24,000,000 pounds of CO2.
  • When you run your dishwasher, you produce approximately two pounds of CO2. Hand washing dishes is no better; that can use up to 15 gallons of heated water and that’s almost 3 pounds of CO2 per dish washing, so wait until the dishwasher is full to run it. Did you know many AANR resorts have restaurants equipped with energy saver dishwashers, that when coupled with efficient use reduces the washer’s carbon by 25%.
  • Need to get away? Take a Nakation®, a clothing optional vacation to an AANR member club, enjoy an activity outdoors with your favorite nonlanded club, visit a nude beach, or feel the freedom in your own home of backyard.  Remember, luggage kills fuel economy, and checking it on many airlines costs you too. Travel light on road trips too. An extra 100 pounds in your vehicle reduces your car’s fuel economy by 2%. Nakationers are able to pack less and travel more. And AANR-affiliated resorts and clubs are extremely affordable.  With over 240 clubs, campgrounds and resorts to choose from.

 

Despite all of the damage caused to the environment by man, most of it is reversible. As conscientious custodians we can restore habitats and return species to them; clean rivers; renovate buildings; replenish the topsoil, replant forests. Nudists are closely connected to and get eagerly involved in the preservation of our nation’s beaches, parks and other natural resources and they are also committed to reducing their personal impact on the Earth’s resources.

 

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One Response to Celebrate Earth Day

  1. greg canty says:

    Being responsible stewards of the planet, and minimizing our ‘footprint’ is a good thing. Me and my family NEVER leave garbage on the beach or anyplace else we vacation at. As a matter of fact, we pick up other peoples garbage when we pack up to leave. But as far as “earth day” and the political implications that go with it, the nudist community needs to know a few facts.

    There is no empirical evidence that human activity is causing any change in global temperature. The “global arming scientists” are relying only on computer models in their predictions. Just like all things computed by machines, garbage in, garbage out. Their models only show global warming when they leave out data that would tend show global cooling. This is a political movement that is not based in reality. The purpose of this movement is to give government more power over all our lives and has nothing to do with the environment. Al Gore has become a very wealthy man by using global warming propaganda. The environmental movement seems to always target our source of prosperity and freedom. Oil, Gas and Coal are the fuels of our freedom, liberty and our free enterprise system. Being free to be naked outdoors would seem to fall into the freedom and liberty column more so than government control of our entire lives. Don’t fall for the lies about human activity destroying the planet. Americans have cleaned up our act. It’s the rest of the world that is still polluting the planet. Destroying our economy, as ‘cap and trade’ and other EPA atrocities are engaged in will do nothing to ‘save’ the planet as long as the Chinese and India keep on polluting.

    It may also interest you to know that April 22nd is the birthday of Vladimir Lenin, the father of communism. Earth day is a ‘back door’ way for socialists to celebrate his birthday. If you don’t believe me, look it up.

    Another fact is that there has been no global warming for seventeen years. This is why the environmentalists have changed their claims from “global warming” to “climate change”.

    So what is actually happening? The ambient temperature on our planet is under the sole influence of our sun. When the sun has lots of sunspot activity, the sun radiates slightly more heat. When sunspot activity is low the sun radiates slightly less heat. The sun has been
    in an inactive phase for the last 1 and 1/2, eleven year solar cycles. This is why we have global cooling right now. There have been thousands of USA low temp records broken in the last year.

    If you would like to check an alternative source for global climate information, check out: http://wattsupwiththat.com/.

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