The idea of “going green” may conjure up images of sad polar bears floating aimlessly on melting icebergs as Sarah McLachlan sings about climate change in the background. But going green doesn’t always have to be so morose!

In fact, getting the message across with humor is a lot less likely to make people turn away in horror.

With that in mind, here are some of our favorite ads and videos in support of the cause.

‘Give a Shirt’ PSA

‘Hart of Dixie’ star Wilson Bethel confronts climate change by going shirtless, and in just 90 seconds turns scores of women into ardent environmentalists.

Tommy Lee and Ludacris Do Their Part

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and rapper/actor Ludacris have it out over who’s “doing it right” when it comes to being green. (But we have to say if not bathing is required to be green, call us filthy energy-hogs.)


Turk (Donald Faison) and Elliot (Sarah Chalke) from ‘Scrubs’ demonstrate a most unorthodox way of saving energy. Then again, it’s hard to be wasteful when you’re dead.

IBM Learns a Lesson

When it comes to the bottom line, environmental concerns may fall on deaf ears — but cost savings? Those are always heard loud and clear.

Harrison Ford Suffers For Mother Earth

The erstwhile Han Solo and Indiana Jones faces something scarier than he ever did as an action star: a wax strip.

Prisoners Go Green

Recycling is important to everyone, no matter where you live. Even if it’s the Big House.

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