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*