Thursday, August 18, 2005

SUVery Guilty

I am among the selfish populace who feels guilty about driving a car that is so very bad in so very many ways, but who does not feel guilty enough to stop driving it. I say this in all seriousness: if forced to drive a minivan, a piece of my soul would die. Some would retort, "Then why have such a big family?" And I would reply, "Oh, shut up and leave me alone."

But while reading an article on this very subject over at Slate, I discovered TerraPass. The idea is that I purchase a TerraPass membership for $80/year (it's less if you have a smaller car, of course), and they invest the money in clean energy (like wind), greenhouse gas abatement, and industrial efficiency projects. By pooling the membership money, the company can actually make an impact. For reals, Ver? For reals, guys! Or at least I hope so.

I regret to report that there is nothing TerraPass can do about deer safety.

Anyways, I'm going to sign up. It's not just for SUVs, by the way, so check it out.

*love ya like barbara jane and o.b. love nebulous-ness*

8 comments:

barbara jane said...

confession (no, not about being nebulous!!):

i am thinkin of a cute little CRV or RAV4. jus thinkin.

ver said...

[using my Ben Stiller Dodgeball voice] Do it. Do it.

g said...

You mean a CRV is OK??? That's what I drive, and I think it's a terrible gas eater. I'm ready to get a scooter for short trips.

ver said...

Oh, no, of course not (though I am not one to judge). I was being dev-lish...

A. D. said...

bjpr-
How about a Ford Escape, Toyota Highlander, or Saturn VUE hybrid?

A. D. said...

I have a pickup, so I'm not one to judge.

Princess Leia said...

My next car will likely be a hybrid.

And it's kind of hilarious how a staunch Republican friend now so hates the President because of the gas prices... He just ordered a Prius for himself and is all hot and bothered about the "imperialist war in the middle east."

ver said...

I like it when I hear about hardcore Republicans finally getting a clue. I'm going to assume you had plenty to do with it...