Green Your Humor: The Joke's on Us
Let's be honest: We all know that enviro-head who can be a real Debbie Downer. Sure, climate change, oil spills, and nuclear disasters are serious business. But people may tune us out if we never take a moment to laugh at ourselves. This week's tips should help.
Tip #1: Enjoy the Well-Timed Quip.
Is that awkward silence telling you that those pollution stats you just rattled off may have killed a party's festive mood? Save the conversation with a playful zinger — even a cheesy joke can show you've got a sense of humor. Draw inspiration from Planet Green's list of green jokes or Grist's roundup of "light bulb" jokes aimed at familiar environmental groups. Here's how we fared:
Q: How many people does it take to screw in a light bulb at a Sierra Club meeting?
A: Five to talk about it in committee, one to argue that we shouldn't be wasting the electricity, and one to screw the darn thing in!
Got a good joke? Tell us in the comments section!