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What We Really Think About Earth Day [Infographic]

What We Really Think About Earth Day [Infographic]

 

This past weekend, communities all over the world celebrated Earth Day, a single day during which we try to make amends for our over consumption, pollution, and general disregard for the air we breathe and water we drink. But I digress…

Earth Day has been around for 42 years, and more people now celebrate this eco-friendly holiday than ever before. But does that mean we’re actually taking action to protect the environment? To answer that question, SodaHead polled its users to find out what they think about the environment, recycling, organic products and hybrid cars. Overall, 85 percent of respondents said being “eco-friendly” is very important or moderately important.  However, only 14 percent think the planet is improving, as 86 percent feel the planet has gotten worse or stayed the same.

Scroll through the infographic below to learn more about what your peers really think about living like it’s Earth Day every day.

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12:15PM PDT on Apr 24, 2012

The first Earth day emphasized the population issue. Just what fear prevents even the mention of that today?

Having a child doubles one's footprint. Since one has already lived part of a lifespan, it is probable that the child would consume more in its lifespan than the parent would in its remaining lifespan.

Every one of the feel-good affectations mentioned in this thread, taken together, would not reduce the footprint of either the parent or the child by half, let alone reduce both by half.

On that basis, having a child is an unrecoverable environmental sin.

8:33AM PDT on Apr 24, 2012

Being Eco-friendly is good for the planet, its citizens and good for the economy. It is only the lazy and the greedy who don't want to change.

2:52AM PDT on Apr 24, 2012

i think euro does better being green than our chinese
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7:10PM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

We recycle, but I think we could do better if there were public transportation to take us to work.

2:09PM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

Once week would be fine by me, lights out!

1:47PM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

K

11:13AM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

Thank you for the article...

10:39AM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

Earth day should be everyday

9:47AM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

You can bet the 15% who don't care are the Repubtea party folks.

9:43AM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

It all starts with awareness. Happy Earth Month!

"Mission Statement "
"The beauty of our planet should be held in respect as well as reverence and awe! As the caretakers of this precious jewel called Earth, it is our duty to become more harmonious with our environment; for what we hold in our hands is a trust for future generations.
What we do today, creates tomorrow."

APOLLO © 1987

Here is a little video featuring my Art called Earth Day Everyday.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVZqDa4SymE
See more Earth Day Art: www.apolloworldgalleries.com

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