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March 28, 2011

Green Your Humor: The Joke's on Us

Laughing at ourselves 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!

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