There's an interesting post today on GristMill about the Green attitudes and behaviors of the Brits. I beleive the reality in Belgium is quite the same.
A study by Norwich Union has unearthed the truth about how green Brits really are (read the article of the Telegraph here):
The good news: Of the 1,580 people surveyed across Britain, more than half considered unethical living as much of a social taboo as drunk driving -- or, as the Brits call it, drink-driving.
The bad news: Due to this "green guilt," nine in 10 admit they lie to exaggerate their environmental commitment. (Rather than actually making the changes.)
Even badder: More than half say they are "unlikely to alter their way of life despite pressure from the media, politicians, and their children to be greener."
Superbad: One in five don't even know how to be more green.