Good Vibrations Announces New Donation Partner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Camilla Lombard, Events and Publicity Manager
Good Vibrations (415) 974-8985 ext.201

GOOD VIBRATIONS ANNOUNCES NEW DONATION PARTNER: GLOBAL JUSTICE ECOLOGY PROJECT 

Adult Toy Store’s GiVe Program Emphasizes Going Green – It’s Good for the Planet
And Your Bedroom

SAN FRANCISCO (March 1, 2010): Good Vibrations, the legendary San Francisco-based retailer www.goodvibes.com, kicks off Spring by partnering with the Global Justice Ecology Project as part of their corporate giving initiative, GiVe, and emphasizing the importance of greening one’s sex life with sustainable sensual products.

For over 30 years Good Vibrations has partnered with hundreds of local and national non-profit organizations.  By donating products, advertising and sponsorship for fundraisers, along with a percentage of retail sales, the company has provided much needed support for women’s shelters, HIV/AIDS research, art programs, LGBT benefits, Breast Cancer awareness and much more.

This Spring, Good Vibrations is proud to partner with the Global Justice Ecology Project.  Now Good Vibrations’ customers can show their support for climate justice, protection of native forests, and protection of indigenous peoples’ rights in South America by making a financial gift to the Global Justice Ecology Project at Good Vibrations’ check out counters and on www.goodvibes.com.  The Global Justice Ecology Project raises awareness about the dangers of global warming and deforestation around the world through direct action.

Says Good Vibrations’ COO, Jackie Strano, “For over three decades Good Vibrations has been giving back to the community and actively participated in various causes. Our GiVe campaign(s) are a way for us to formally mobilize our creativity, enthusiasm, and energies towards causes we believe in. We are proud to partner with the Global Justice Ecology Project and bring attention to important environmental issues that affect all of us.”

Environmental action can begin at home, in the bedroom.  Dr. Carol Queen, Good Vibrations’ staff Sexologist and company spokesperson explains, “Sex is part of our lives, so any issue that concerns us out of the bedroom has implications inside it: if we recycle, buy local produce, watch our carbon use, and think ecologically in other ways, it makes sense to do the same when we make sexual choices. Our wellbeing and that of the earth are connected, so consider where you can go Ecorotic!”

The Good Vibrations earth-friendly Ecorotic collection offers all-natural and organic products, as well as longer lasting items that have less environmental impact, such as toys made from superior materials and rechargeable vibes.  Many sex toys contain phthalates, a plastic softener, which have been linked to cancer and damaging sperm.  In 2007, Good Vibrations eliminated all phthalates-containing products from their inventory. Customers can rest assured that all Good Vibrations Ecorotic products are safe and phthalates-free.

Good Vibrations was founded with a culture of good work ethics and socially-conscious business practices. From vendors with fair labor practices to lubes and toys made with natural or vegan ingredients, Good Vibrations hopes to pass to their customers, healthy products that are as good for the planet as they are for your sex life.

Adds Dr. Queen, “What makes sex green? In the first place, most people have sex in ways that use the earth’s resources lightly, with a way smaller carbon footprint than taking a drive.”  Good Vibrations suggests that even when you use manufactured toys and products, there are ways to do it “greener” – that is, in a healthier and more sustainable way:
–   Be a “localvore” in bed as well as at the dinner table, using products that were manufactured and acquired nearby rather than being shipped overseas.
–    Choose natural materials.
–    Get toys that last a long time and won’t go to the landfill anytime soon.
–    Look for items with little, or recyclable, packaging.

From the bedroom to the forests, celebrate Spring with Good Vibrations.

How GiVe Works:
Each quarter, Good Vibrations will partner with a different nonprofit organization and encourage their customers to contribute directly to them at check-out.

To learn more about Good Vibrations GiVe program and to see this year’s beneficiaries, visit
www.goodvibes.com or contact Camilla Lombard at 415/974-8985 x201 or camillal@goodvibes.com.

ABOUT GOOD VIBRATIONS
Good Vibrations is the San Francisco-based retailer trusted for more than three decades to provide a comfortable, safe environment for finding sex-positive products and educational materials to enhance one’s sex life. Good Vibrations offers products through its website and retail stores.

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