Greendex 2008, organized by National Geographic Society and Globescan, is a survey designed tomeasure environmental behaviour in consumers in 14 countries across the world. The list, in descending order, are consumers in India and Brazil coming in first, followed by China, Mexico, Hungary, Russia, Great Britain, Germany, Australia, Spain, Japan, France, Canada, and in dead last, the United States. Although nearly all respondents from all countries felt like they were making changes to their lives in order to be more environmentally friendly, it really shows that factors such as house size, fewer appliances, public transportation, and the number of pedestrians and cyclists truly does make a difference. Keep reading to find out how you can measure your own Greendex, and for a must-see hilarious video to see how serious Japan takes their public transportation.
If you visit National Geographic, you will be able to take an abbreviated survey, and compare your results to other places around the world. Maybe you can do something to help your country’s stats!
Can you imagine ever seeing that in a subway in North America?