“Living more hours naked each day results in a dramatic drop in my laundry, which in turn reduces my water and energy use (along with my related bills),” Ms. Blanchard wrote. “It also reduces the amount of soap I release, in my case, into the Puget Sound.”
She also advocates naturist holidays — staying close to home wherever possible, to cut down on fuel usage — but sometimes traveling to places where it is possible to leave the car behind and backpack or paddle naked into the wild.
“For those few days, we use virtually no fuel, our diet is minimal with low ecological impact, and we return healthier,” she wrote, adding that the “trips are coolly green clothes-free vacations.”At Cedar Trails Nudist Retreat in Peebles, Ohio, you can save gasoline by "nakationing" close to home, forget about doing laundry, and leave all the stresses and strains of life behind. Swim the way nature intended, hike nude on the well-maintained trails through deep woods and open meadows, enjoy a game of volleyball or horseshoes, or simply relax in the sun and socialize with the friendliest people in southern Ohio.
Cedar Trails opens to non-members on May 1, 2011, so call 937-764-1365 to make arrangements to visit soon. The resort has a number of great events planned this year, from a Memorial Day bash with wine and beer tasting, hot tub party, volleyball match and pancake brunch, a 20th birthday celebration in late June, a special Nude Recreation Weekend gathering in July, all culminated by the Labor Day weekend hog roast.
Whether you are a seasoned nudist or a first-timer, Cedar Trails is the place to be this summer for "going green", and just simply having a wonderful time.