Are you looking to energise your love life? Follow these seven saucy steps to seduction and you could discover a greener side to romance!
Get the body of Adonis/Aphrodite
Ripple those muscles, firm those thighs and wow your partner with your fantastic physique… by cycling to work. Walking or cycling all journeys that don’t need to be driven will tone your body, improve your fitness and will boost your stamina, not to mention cutting your carbon emissions. 25% of all carbon emissions in the UK come from transport.
The perfect icebreaker
For that special someone at work who you really fancy, car-sharing journeys each morning and night could be the ideal way to get up close and personal. It is also a great way of cutting your commuting emissions in two.
Wine and Dine
Sharing romantic candlelit dinners is relationship friendly and ecofriendly too. Cooking for two or more generates fewer emissions than individually prepared meals.
Salad of Love
The lettuce species Lactura virosa has an aphrodisiac quality, a fact discovered by the Ancient Egyptians. You won’t find it stocked in supermarkets so why not grow it at home and add it to salads to boost your romantic desires. Homegrown produce reduces emissions because none are generated either by transport or from the machinery used in industrial scale food production.
Get Lathered Up
Sharing a bath with your partner can be a most intimate and loving act so, turn on the taps and start bonding. 40% of your energy bill is generated from heating and hot water. Sharing a bath will save you money and cut your carbon emissions.
It would seem that James Bond is a keen advocate of energy efficiency. He has often wooed Russian agents by insisting “We must use bodily warmth to make it through to morning“. So why don’t you turn the heating down and snuggle up. By turning your thermostat down by one degree you could make a 10% saving on heating bills.
No Lights Please, we’re British
It may be a little unadventurous to turn the lights off on intimacy but it can add a touch of intrigue and mystery. Lighting your home makes up 15% of your electricity bill so switching them off will save you cash and reduce CO2.
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