Monday, July 04, 2005

Sexy environmentalists

Okay, so maybe “sexy” isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of environmentalists. But not all environmentalists are humourless tree-hugging, tofu-eating, Birkenstock-wearing, bongo-drumming, deodorant-hating slobs.

Some of us are hot! According to Playboy’s website (no, I was not downloading porn -- a friend sent me the link), the magazine is devoting an upcoming issue to eco-babes.

An excerpt:

Playboy magazine is searching for the sexiest environmentalists in America, women willing to take it all off for their favorite cause.

The magazine is planning a pictorial for an upcoming issue featuring women involved in environmental causes or with groups dedicated to saving the planet or protecting wildlife. In addition to a modeling fee for each of the participants, Playboy will make a donation to the favorite causes of the women chosen to appear in the pictorial.

Enthusiastic and uninhibited environmentalists interested in posing for this special Playboy magazine pictorial can apply by mailing or emailing at least two photos of themselves, including one head and shoulders shot and one full-body shot along with a clear and legible copy of a government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport) proving they are 18 years of age or older to Playboy’s Chicago headquarters.

It's about time a little sex-appeal was injected into the environmental movement. I think Playboy's onto something here. Maybe the best way to turn people on to the environment is to turn them on . . .