By Jenn (TinyChoices.com) | December 1, 2009
I’m wondering what ya’ll think about these findings, which basically say that in (what’s the PC term?) developed/first-world countries, women are greener than men. To paraphrase from the Treehugger article:
- Women drive and fly much less than men.
- …are more likely to buy ecologically friendly and organic goods, recycle and be energy efficient.
- …women respond more positively to environmentally friendly advertising.
- …are more likely to take action to address environmental issues and speak our mind to corporations and to governments.
- …are also more likely to get involved in co-operative and social initiatives on a personal level.
- …women tend to eat less and also eat more vegetables… For example in Denmark, the report said that men eat 139 grams of meat daily compared to women who eat 81 grams.
From the perspective of our hardcore web analytics squad here at Team Tiny Choices, we can safely say that most of our commenters are female. Since we haven’t run any deeper analysis on this subject, it’s possible that most of our readers are males who are just too shy to write in… But, I wouldn’t have necessarily made the leap from our mostly-female readership to assuming that women are greener than men.
There are certainly a lot of male green bloggers out there, and from personal experience, one of my brothers is just as passionate about recycling and reusable water bottles as I am. An informal workplace poll of two male+female cohabiting colleagues confirmed nothing: in one couple the male is greener, and in the other couple it’s the female.
So, I’m opening this up to you, Tiny Choosers– what’s your vote? (And, please feel free to elaborate in the comments below!)
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