Monday, April 7, 2008

The Average Woman

As you may have realized by now, I’m a bit of a fan of numbers and statistics. Women’s Health kindly helped me meet my geeky number quota with their “Average Woman” section in this month’s issue: "Green Days – Who isn’t going (enviro)mental?"

Here are some of the highlights:
  • 3 in 4 Americans resolved to be greener this year
  • 70% of women think pollution and global warming are bigger threats than terrorism (56% of men agree)
  • 24% of women have read or watched An Inconvenient Truth (64% of those became more eco-active as a result)
  • 70% of women have eco-guilt (feel bad about harming the planet)
  • 25% of women dry their sheets on a clothesline (87% of those also hang out their undies to dry)
  • Using a clothesline saves 1,079 kWh per year (about $85 at current prices)
  • 17% of women say they were eco-activists before Leonardo DiCaprio was

Many apologies to all the folks who stopped by my desk to see the pretty ladies in the magazine – it’s going home today!

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