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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Robert C.
Robert Cruder5 years ago

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.

Marilyn L.
Marilyn L5 years ago

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.

Eric K.
Eric K.5 years ago

i think euro does better being green than our chinese
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John-Peter Creighton

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

Ian Fletcher
Ian Fletcher5 years ago

Once week would be fine by me, lights out!

John Mansky
John Mansky5 years ago

Thank you for the article...

Vicky Pitchford
Vicky P5 years ago

Earth day should be everyday

Karen Friedman
karen Friedman5 years ago

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

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