Buy a sex toy, plant a tree
If you forgot to celebrate Earth Day this past Sunday, Black Label is giving you until May 31st — from now until then, this online sex toy retailer with a fabulous no-phthalates policy (which stocks only items from our favorite quality manufacturers, like Lelo, Fun Factory, and We-Vibe) says they’re committing to planting a tree for every rechargeable sex toy they sell. They’ve already made their operation 100% carbon neutral by voluntarily purchasing Voluntary Carbon Units (VCU) to offset the greenhouse gas emissions their company produces, but they’ve also partnered with Carbon Neutral to take that a step further:
Carbon Neutral have estimated that approximately 6 trees will sequester 1 tonne of carbon dioxide over their lifetime. The planting sites are legally protected for 100 years and will feature multiple native species. As well as sequestering carbon dioxide the trees provide additional benefits including a reduction in soil erosion and salinity, an improvement in biodiversity and providing habitat for native animals.
The trees are planted throughout Australia, where the company is based — but hey, Earth is Earth. They’ve got distribution centers in the US, England and Europe so you don’t have to worry about your one little Lelo Alia using up gas to cross the Pacific.
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