Pornographic ecological group raises money with sex and orgies
Olwen Mears - 05/31/2011 | eitb.com |
Norwegian organisation Fuck for Forest raises funds to save environmental sites such as the Ecuadorian rainforest. During last year, they raised 180,000 dollars through sales of pornographic material.
Swede Leona Johansson and Norwegian Tommy Hol Ellingsen have spent eleven years using sex and porn as a non-profit way of raising money to help save the environment, BBC Mundo reported on May 29th.[
Since the Scandinavian couple set out on their unique path towards environmental salvation with the creation of their organisation Fuck for Forest, or FFF, they have attracted up to 1,300 like-minded activists all over the world.
From Germany to Chile, members are sharing their sex-lives in a bid to save trees.
Since 2000, the organisation has raised an impressive 345,000 dollars by selling pornographic material via their website: explicit photos and videos of themselves having sex, usually out in the open.
"Saving the planet is sexy," they argue, "so why not get turned on for a good cause?"
Johansson and Ellingsen shot to fame in the latter's native Norway in 2004 when they had live sex on stage alongside local group The Cumshots at the Quart Festival in Kristiansand.
Despite receiving money from the Norwegian government to get themselves started, and their evident success at raising money for environmental causes, more established environmentalist groups continue aren't so keen.
Even the World Wildlife Fund in their home country of Norway refuses to accept their money: "We said no thanks. We are in favour of love and nature, but not this version,"a WWF spokesperson said