I'd like to introduce Toni Vernelli
, the dedicated environmentalist (who aborted her baby and had herself sterilized because she thinks having children is selfish and is bad for the Earth) to The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, aka the Shakers
, who started with 9 in England at the end of the 18th Century, moved to America and over the next century made 200,000 converts. They could only spread through conversion (or adoption) because they were celibate--no kids. Complete celibacy is tough; so there was a lot of turnover yet at their height, around 1840, they had 6,000 full time members. Now there are 4. It's difficult to establish a lasting movement that breaks the essential rule for all other life here on Earth (have children which have children).
But I can do Toni one better; it's selfish to consume things. It's bad for the Earth for any human to consume the oxygen in the air because each breath adds to the CO2 levels, ever rising. Don't wait for crabbed old age to take you. Off yourself now
and have them dispose of your body so that methane and CO2 are not produced. That would really help the Earth. I'm only sort of kidding.
UPDATE: I see the Shaker analogy is not a difficult one to make
. Oh well, there's a certain genius for seeing the bleeding obvious.