I learned how to make a green smoothie

Here’s me learning how to make a smoothie that will turn my body even more Daniel Craigish than it already is. (Hard to believe I could get any more James Bond, I know.) I probably should have cut this down to a pithy 5 minutes. But everything Lisa Labute, the founder of The Goods, taught me was so useful that I wanted you to have all the, um, goods.

I’m quoted in The Huffington Post about the plastic bag ban

Toronto’s surprise move to ban plastic bag giveaways at stores is the talk of the town today. So The Huffington Post Canada did a story about people’s reactions, and I’m proud to say that the popular online newspaper did not consider my thoughts to be “disposable.” Rather, they “reused” my Facebook comment for their article. I’m glad Toronto is following their lead by doing the same with plastic bags. To read my quote, check out the article by clicking here.

I made one of the Top political YouTube videos of 2011!

This week I was thinking back on 2011 and wondered if my Love Song for Elizabeth May really just happened this year. Seems so long ago. But then tonight, on the last night of the year, I got a nice reminder that, yep, it happened in 2011: According to Yahoo! News, it was one of the Top political YouTube videos of 2011. Check out the article by clicking here. Glad I could be a part of a big Green step forward for Canada. Here’s to more steps in 2012!

I turn down a bath with a swimsuit model to save water

A test pilot for the series My Life Is Garbage (formerly called Ecosexual) that educates about eco issues by harnessing the clean, green power of my pathetic life. Thanks to actresses Camila Mendes and Katie Uhlmann for offsetting my unattractiveness.


SYNOPSIS: Josh’s passion for the environment can get him into hot water. Or not, as we see in this episode, where his sexy, Brazilian swimsuit model date takes him home and wants to have a bath with him.


I’m a Green Hero!

My mother always said I was “unique,” and now I have proof. On April 22, 2011 at Toronto’s Green Living Show, I was awarded the Unique Hero award by the Green Heroes TV show for how I help the environment with my green actions and my eco-comedy. And this was slightly BEFORE I released my Love Song For Elizabeth May that went viral and helped elect Canada’s first Green MP. So imagine how unique of a Green Hero I must be now! Right, mom? (Yes, I’m posting about this award 4 months late. But hey, I’ve been busy saving the world. Uniquely.) Check out the award presentation by clicking here or viewing below.

Elizabeth May loves me back!

When I posted my Love Song For Elizabeth May on Monday night, I dreamed of her adding me to Facebook. Tuesday afternoon, my dream came true. But never did I dare to dream that she would love me back. And if that can happen, anything is possible. Like her winning a seat in Parliament! Looks like I’m going to be the First Lady of Canada, just like Michelle Obama! Or something like that. In any case, I better go pick out my organic hemp inauguration dress!

Success!

Last night I uploaded a song for Elizabeth May to YouTube. At the end of the song I asked her to add me to Facebook. And tada! She may be the leader of a national political party, but she’s still a woman. And women like it when you write songs about them.

A love song for the leader of the Green Party, Elizabeth May

Love Song For Elizabeth May - Love Song For Elizabeth May - Single

There’s a federal election on in Canada, and Elizabeth May, the leader of the Green Party, was shut out of the televised leaders debate. I, however, will debate her any time and have written a song to express this to her. On the party’s website they talk about Strong Economy and Strong Communities, so that’s why I sing about those things. If you can’t see the video above, you can view the song by clicking here. And here are the lyrics so you can sing along:

Hey, hey, Elizabeth May
I’m an eco-guy who thinks about you every day
So when I heard the TV station wouldn’t let you come and play
I hopped on public transit and I came here to say
I’ll debate you in the morning
Over organic tea
I’ll debate you in the afternoon
As we plant a tree
I’ll debate you in the evening
As we compost scraps of food
But there’s no debating I love you
Hey, hey, Elizabeth May
I’d love to talk to you about the Green Part-ay
If the other leaders won’t then they must be afraid
But don’t worry about them because I’m super-brave
I’ll debate you in the morning
About strong economies
I’ll debate you in the afternoon
About strong communities
I’ll debate you in the evening
About whatever else you’re into
But there’s no debating I love you
I won’t debate Stephen because questions make him mad
I won’t debate Jack ‘cause I’m allergic to his stache
Gilles won’t like my accent so I better save my breath
But I owe it to the planet to debate Elizabeth
Oh, I forgot Iggy. But, well, doesn’t everyone?
I’ll debate you in the morning
As we recycle all our jars
I’ll debate you in the afternoon
As we drive electric cars
I’ll debate you in the evening
Until my green face turns to blue
But there’s no debating I love you

Pop-culture site Crushable labels me the Worst Trend Ever

You may have thought Nazism was the worst trend ever. Or maybe even the Macarena. But you’d be wrong. At least according to pop-culture/celebrity gossip site Crushable. Because in this past Saturday’s article, author Lilit Marcus writes that eco-comedy (or “eco-medy” as she calls it but which I refuse to call it because even though it’s catchy it reminds me of email) is the “Worst Trend Ever.” Now, she’s basing this solely on the recent Mother Nature Network article about eco-comedians. And you’ll notice that there’s already a nice comment under the Crushable article saying that my bald joke is actually quite funny. Oh, after that MNN article was published I got an email was published from a guy starting a stand-up comedy site who wants a clip of that bald joke. But whether something is funny or not is obviously in the funny bone of the beholder. The other question is whether the work is indeed “green washing,” as the article suggests. I can only speak for my own work, but I can say that I’m careful to insert accurate, important environmental information in my stand-up comedy and short films. Now, I know the article was written tongue-in-cheek, but I’d still like to defend what little honour I have. And so I’m happy to report that Crushable liked my Facebook fan page posting about the article and has contacted me with an invitation to convince them that they’re wrong about eco-comedy. I’m up for the challenge. Though to be honest, I’m actually happy to be known as the poster boy for the Worst Trend Ever. Takes some focus off my other role as poster boy for the Worst Date Ever.

I’m a GreenHeroes category winner! Come to the Green Living Show to see if I win the Grand Prize!!

GreenHeroes is an eco web channel and television series that will be announcing the Grand Prize Winner of their GreenHero contest at the Green Living Show this Sunday. The lucky winner, selected from nominations to www.greenheroes.tv (to see my nomination, click here) will be featured in an upcoming episode of GreenHeroes. Why am I telling you this? Because I just got an email saying I’m a category winner! Which apparently means that at the very least, I’ll be getting a T-shirt. Which is very exciting for me, because it means I can delay doing laundry for another day. Oh, and I’m also now in the running for the Grand Prize. To see the Green Living Show’s Main Stage schedule click here, and be at the Green Living Show on Sunday at 1:30 PM to congratulate me. Or to console me. Either way, I will let you touch my T-shirt.


Oh, and for the skeptics who need proof, here’s the email:


Congratulations Josh! I am pleased to let you know that you are a category winner in the GreenHeroes contest!


With this distinction, you are also a finalist for the Grand Prize winner. The winner will be announced this coming Sunday, April  17th at 1:30 p.m..

We will be making a short presentation on-stage to all the finalists and then will be announcing the grand prize winner.  It would be great if you could join us to celebrate.

As a finalist you will receive a green heroes t-shirt, so please let us know your size, and if you will be able to attend on Sunday. We have a complimentary ticket for you and a guest. We also hope to host a little celebration afterward at our booth #337.
  
Thanks for participating and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Sincerely,

Joan Prowse
Producer
www.GreenHeroes.tv