The Brit's have a popular misconception that Americans don't understand irony. Singer Fergie, of Black Eyed Peas fame, seems determined to disprove this theory once and for all — we have just learned via AutoblogGreen that she is auctioning off her Hummer to raise money to save the planet:
"After performing at Live Earth and realizing everyone has a role to play in protecting the environment, Fergie decided to sell her HUMMER and donate all the proceeds to Global Green USA. The cynic may say that this is just transferring the negative effects of the vehicle to someone else, but in supporting Global Green USA, the charity is donating carbon emission credits for 10 years to offset the impact and in addition it is using the money to work on the important issue of climate change."
While the money is going to a worthy cause, we might suggest that Fergie's meager mileage figures (the vehicle only has 7,341 miles on it) suggest that she may be better off keeping hold of it and just keeping it off the road. We'll hold off prescribing any more alternative strategies for dealing with this gas guzzler though, as AutoblogGreen got there first:
"She could have donated some money to TerraPass or CarbonNeutral and recycled the car like Will; she could pay to convert it to biodiesel or electric power, like the person who turned the H1 there in the pic to a mean, green machine; or how 'bout doing both: donate money, convert the car, and then give car away? You're Fergie, for crying out loud, you can do whatever you want."
For those who can't afford, or don't want, Fergie's Hummer, and we figure there must be one or two of you out there, why not check out our guide on How to Green Your Car, or better yet, How to Green Your Public Transportation. ::Ebay::via AutoblogGreen::