Well, thought it was time to post some more music videos which combine music, humour (aka green humor) and sustainability messages.
Here's the Formidable Vegetable Sound System performing their highly amusing song about the benefits of permaculture, making sustainability fun and it's called 'Yield'.
Here's the link Mr Yielder - Charlie Mgee himself (who is apparently off to the Glastonbury Festival to perform) asked me to post up -
Speaking of funny permaculture videos, I have a blog - bloomingandbold blogspot having studied Sustainable Landscape Design, and have been in the business of promoting Footprint Flicks, the cute and funny videos which Sustainable Gardening Australia put out a while back. See link above to their site to view samples of these. With names like Mulch Ado About Nothing, Tank Girl and Weeds - Not in My Backyard, how can you go wrong!
Also, here's a link to Tim Minchin in his very popular You Tube video about canvas bags which definitely has comic moments (and some would call it a tad satirical). It takes a few minutes for the song to get going, so give it a chance, as the rewards are there for your patience. Tim Minchin has a wonderful talent for getting the audience roused as well as involved, and that is what we sustainability communicators want to achieve - isn't it!
There's quite a few videos on the internet which are purportedly humorous, which I don't find especially amusing, so I will endeavour to put just the very best ones up here, well from my perspective.
I go in to green humor and making sustainability fun in my book Green Spin (Or) Promoting the Green Message. If you like this site, then why not buy a copy of my book (US $2.75) as a sign of your support!
There are more funny videos throughout this blog under the tage of humour in green message.
So we want the viewer to consider the emotions that get aroused when you watch the videos. How do they make you feel? The next time you see some environmental messages - ask yourself the same question - think emotion, empathy, mirror neurons, emotion? Also, likewise when you see images and cartoons attached to some green communication ask how does it make the viewer feel? Unless we are always asking ourselves these questions, we are not being effective campaigners.