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April Fools Day is probably my favorite non-official national holiday. When else is it acceptable to cover a coworkers cubicle in post-it notes or to replace the cream inside of Oreos with toothpaste? Of course, I do not condone jokes that are cruel or needlessly waste resources, but I do support pranks that encourage a jovial spirit or contain a positive lesson. Below I have compiled 2 short lists, the first is a list of past eco-themed April Fools pranks and the other is a list of do-it-yourself pranks.
Large Scale Green April Fools Pranks
Al Gore’s Vegan Nubs (2009)
The website EcoRazzie announced that Al Gore was launching a product line of Vegan Frozen Foods including buffalo wings and poppers.
False Apologies to Earth From Oil Company Testimony (2008)
Organic Air at Whole Foods (2009)
Whole Foods Market Canada redesigned their website for April Fools to include organic air, and gorgonzola ice pops.
Be like Bart Simpson and prank call someone you know, if your worried about caller ID try using a payphone . Extra points if you come up with a green themed identity.
Instead of using meat in your dinner try using a meat substitute. Another way to interpret this prank would be to make a dessert that looks like an entrée/side or vice versa. One year I completed this prank by using gummies and rice krispie treats to make a “sushi dinner”.
Make a Controlled Mess
Instead of wasting post-its or toilet paper to trash a coworker’s cubicle use paper from the recycle bin. That way you can re-recycle the paper when your done. Remember to get your boss’s permission before making a mess.
The Fake Bug
Place a fake bug in a un suspecting friend’s ice or in their cereal. Who doesn’t love a dead cockroach in their food?
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