page contents Google



(image courtesy

(image courtesy

An Earth Day poll by HuffPo and friends shows space between their readers and the rest of America.

How much space?

  • How important do you think it is to work to restore and enhance the natural environment?

39% of America says Very Important, to 87% of Huffer readers.

  • Do you think government spending on programs to enhance and restore our environment should be kept at the present level, increased, or decreased?

29% of America says increase. 84% of HuffPo says increase.

  • In the past few months, have you saved aluminum cans, glass bottles, plastic bottles, newspapers or magazines for recycling?

America: 79%. Huffington Post readers: 90%.

How would baby boomers rate Earth Day, specifically Portland Baby Boomers?

Here’s a wild guess: They’d land more on the Huffpo side of the numbers. From biking, to recycling, to organic eats, we live in the pocket of environmental trends. Except it’s not a trend, it’s what do to if we want to share a version of earth for another day.

If you don’t like where you live, picture this: Beach clean up. Clean rivers. Clean air.

Start your own Earth Day. Dig a dry-well, turn off a light, combine car trips.

Think of it like the lightest weight you can find in a gym full of strong people.

Every pound matters.












About David Gillaspie
%d bloggers like this: