According to a new Harris Poll released for Earth Day, women are more likely than men to turn their concern for the environment into action.
- Women are more likely to encourage others to be more environmentally-friendly (30% vs. 24%)
- Women are also more likely to have stepped up their efforts to be environmentally-conscious (38% vs. 29%) and seek out green products (83% vs. 78%)
The poll underscores one of the many ways women, regardless of whether they are mothers are not, are caregivers. According to the AARP, 66 percent of all women caregivers. Women are also more likely than men to volunteer and to take care of household pets. And women spend significantly more time on childcare than men do.
Women do important work. That’s why it’s important we put down the mop by identifying the things we spend time on that are lower value tasks so we have time to make a difference in the world. We all have a different “mop” – it could be housework, a beauty routine, or keeping up with the neighbors. What could we accomplish if we spent less time and energy on those low value tasks and more time on what truly matters to each one of us?
What can you accomplish this Earth Day?