The best, and worst Super Bowl commercials.

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Two of them made me proud to be American again, and showed real bravery. One of them made fun of “environmentalism,” while selling environmentalism:

The best: like a breath of fresh air. Empathy. Together. We’re all in this together. This is America. Thank you, Airbnb (which also did this right after the Muslim Ban):

And, for a brand that can’t get more All-American except that it’s no longer American, this was brave, and sweet.


A vaguely-eco ad making fun of eco? This is how you reach beyond the choir. I’m in:


Pretty god-awful: An un-eco ad that says, you’re letting the world go to hell, so hurt the earth further by importing heavy water (no better than your tap water) from a land where locals can’t afford to drink it.

The worst: Big Oil, apparently, will take us to Space.

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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