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The Green Life: Green Your Humor: Mascots Gone Wild

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March 30, 2011

Green Your Humor: Mascots Gone Wild

Climate change mascots 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 #3: Explore the Art of the Unexpected

Quick, what's the environmental movement's go-to symbol for climate change? That's right: A polar bear stranded on a iceberg. We've got nothing against depressing wildlife photos per se, but after years spent feeling sorry for that poor, lonely critter, it's refreshing to see the ubiquitous image served up with a side of comedy. Two of our favorite pieces of climate art, "Air Bear" and "Homeless Polar Bear," offer witty variations on the familiar theme. To up your polar-bear knowledge, take our quiz.

Tell us: What are your favorite ways to turn sad information upside down?

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