Wednesday, 29 August 2007

UK Study on Green Attitudes and Behavior

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.

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