Greendex: A usable, “green”-ness map of the world

On Treehugger this morning, I saw a blog entry about National Geographic’s recently published Greendex, an international study measuring how “green” people in each of seven different countries live.

The Greendex uses a simple rollover map with different shades of green to clearly illustrate differences in  consumer behavior. While the mouseover behavior can be a little tricky at times, the simplicity of the map format is ingenious.

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No surprise, the US is at the bottom of the green scale, while Brazil and India are doing the best. The map points out that consumer-istic, wasteful behavior has got to go.

The really fun part of it is that you can take a quiz to see what your own “Greendex” is, so you can compare how well you stack up against the masses. They also have a guide on how to improve your Greendex.  It’s a very well-done site.

Well done, National Geographic!

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