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Christmas Infographics

December 28th, 2009 by Dave · 3 Comments

Larry Ferlazzo recently posted two Christmas themed infographics. The first focuses on the economy. The second looks at a broader range of statistics. Either (or both) could be used to introduce a variety of global issues around the holidays.

Tags: blog · consumerism · finance · global issues activities · poverty & wealth · the environment · visual prompts

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  • 1 Chris // Jan 16, 2010 at 4:20 am

    Hi, and happy new year!
    There is an interesting statistic in there on the “poster” – for every Christmas Tree dug up three are planted!
    It sounds great, more trees is good – right?
    Can it be true?
    ps
    Do you know anything good or bad about Ecosia.org? It seems almost too good to be true.

  • 2 Dave // Jan 18, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Happy New Year to you, too!

    I’ve seen that statistic in other sources too, often used as evidence that buying farmed trees was the greenest Christmas tree alternative.

    And no, I don’t know anything about Ecosia. In the little research I did, though, it seems to be legit.

  • 3 Chris // Jan 28, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Hi Dave – i’ve jut seen a report in the English paper comparing the wordles of US president State of the Nation speeches – with a link to a lovely graphic.
    I can’t think of anyone better than you to come up with an idea for it so here is the link.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/jan/27/obama-state-of-the-union-addresses-wordle-presidents

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