United States Listed as an Environmental Performer Underachiever
In a recent study the good old US of A was ranked 39th out of 149 countries in an environmental study that looked at countries overall environmental policies and emissions. We were not the worst though. I know I was saying stuff about China cleaning up for the Olympics before but they apparently have quiet a long way to go since they are currently competing with India for the least environmentally friendly country around.
Either way it’s probably time we do something about this, though. I mean, where is our drive to win? Our burning desire to fight and conquer and take over and WIN!!!? So, we just need to make this a challenge or a competition or a major TV show like American Gladiators. If we had some type of zany game show to make people want to do environmentally friendly things we might be able to beat out other Costa Rica (who ranked fifth) or at least Japan (who ranked 21st). I mean, all we need is a little bit of good old fashioned patriotism applied to saving the environment and people would just eat it up. I know you could consider this technique to be tricking the American public into doing something they wouldn’t normally do for a small prize or other’s amusement but I can’t really see any other way to make lazy people want to go out of their way do to anything. Maybe I am not trying hard enough myself. I know that if there was some crazy recycling game where I could win money or prizes I would totally be playing.
As far as corporations go, we could make a new TV show like The Office but with a company that has environmental hyjinks always ensuing. Or we could just make them actually follow the regulations that would lower their emissions and pollution. But hyjinks are always more fun.
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