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Earth Day 2012 Infographic: Memes Are Destroying the Planet!

May 2, 2018

This Sunday is Earth Day 2012, when us earthlings devote the entire day to planting trees and recycling plastic water bottles in retribution for the havoc we’ve been inflicting on the planet for centuries.

(Almost) everyone knows how pollution has affected the Earth and the disastrous consequences of relying too heavily on fossil fuels rather than migrating to renewable, alternative energy sources (I’m looking at you big oil).

You probably already know that it’s important to buy local rather than encourage supermarkets to ship exotic out-of-season fruits across the country in refrigerated units, resulting in huge carbon emissions. Maybe you even ride your bike across town to get to work, recycle every slice of unwanted paper, unplug all electrical units at night, and scoff at factory farm meat.

But there is an anti-green culprit lurking among us – the internet! Our greatest friend and foe.

That’s why we created the Earth Day 2012 Infographic to illustrate the negative impact our internet usage has on our beloved planet Earth. But there’s an upside! The Internet has some positive effects on the planet too. Read on to find out what they are.

Here are some creative ways to use this Earth Day 2012 Infographic:

  • Show this Earth Day infographic to your boss and maybe you can start telecommuting. Come on, it’s for the environment! And it will make you $40,000 happier!  
  • A reason to be productive—every time you procrastinate by googling pictures of goofy cats or laughing babies, you’re slapping a tree in the face. Trees help you breathe, so show some respect by staying on task.
  • We get one more reason to hate spammers. You may be selling incredible Viagra discounts, but you are also destroying the planet, you monsters!

Click on the image to see the full-size infographic.

Earth Day 2012 Infographic
Megan Marrs

Megan Marrs

Megan Marrs is a veteran content marketer who harbors a love for writing, watercolors, oxford commas, and dogs of all shapes and sizes. When she's not typing out blog posts or crafting killer social media campaigns, you can find her lounging in a hammock with an epic fantasy novel.