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Green Up Your Sex Life: 10 Tips

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Use Birth Control

Save the planet, don't have children -- or choose to have fewer children. It may sound draconian, but the world's population is growing at an alarming rate. Right now, the world is home to more than 6,875,000,000 people, and more than 310,500,000 live in the U.S. It's estimated that one child born in the U.S. today will add nearly 10,500 tons (9,500 metric tons) of carbon dioxide to the carbon footprint of one parent [source: LiveScience]. Think of it like the carbon footprint of your family tree: An average American generates about 20 tons (18 metric tons) of carbon dioxide every year, and having more children and grandchildren means the family will leave behind a colossal carbon footprint [source: Walser].


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