While I have never really thought of paid surveys as a “green” thing, MySurvey.com seems to be jumping on the environmental bandwagon in the latest edition of Opinion Matters, the company’s monthly newsletter. This particular issue was timed to coincide with Earth Day, which occurred this Wednesday on April 22. MySurvey points out various things they are doing to lessen their impact on the environment while providing us with the opportunity to make some extra money on the surveys. They also suggest some things that we can do to “save the planet” — while I am not sure that agree with all of these (for example, low flow toilets and shower heads often wind up wasting more water and time because they’re not effective enough to get the job done), I understand that when it comes to politics and publicity, for many people keeping up appearances and making everyone feel better often takes precedence over actually being more efficient or saving more of the environment.
Nevertheless, as a paid survey company MySurvey has always been one of the good ones that is reliable about payments and does not waste too much of your time with repetitive questions or non-paying surveys. In case you haven’t joined yet, you can do so by clicking on the banner below and filling out the standard registration. There are no costs or obligations incurred by simply joining the program.
MySurvey.com Goes Green!
In celebration of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, we have a very special “green” issue of Opinion Matters. Instead of the usual winners list, Opinion Matters is featuring things we can all do to become more environmentally responsible. In the survey results section, you can learn about how other members recycle and learn more about the “green” reward offerings you can redeem your points for.
Other ways MySurvey.com and our parent company, TNS, have incorporated green practices over the years:
- In the “old days” most surveys were done using paper. Today, more than 80% of all surveys are completed electronically — significantly reducing the overall impact of our carbon footprint.
- In addition to the featured redemption options on the right, MySurvey.com currently offers 13 “electronic” redemption options that are delivered to your email inbox rather than to your mailbox.
- Last year, our parent company TNS, conducted a number of studies worldwide focusing on “The Green Life.” Results of those studies were featured in a number of publications. Click here to read more.
10 Ways to Save the Planet
- Use a programmable thermostat to efficiently regulate your indoor climate.
- To keep vast amounts of cold from getting in and heat from getting out use draft excluders at the base of your doors.
- Instead of using plastic bags and plastic wrap, use reusable food containers for leftovers and lunches.
- Collect rain water in a rainwater storage tank or barrel and use it to water your lawn and garden.
- Instead of buying bottled water, use a water filter instead.
- Replace your current shower head with a low-flow shower head, it can save you gallons of water each time you use it.
- Buy potted flowers instead of cut flowers. They last longer, improve indoor air quality and can even be self-watering.
- Switch to reusable beverage containers instead of paper, Styrofoam and plastic.
- Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescents.
- Replace your toilet with a low-flow model or place a brick or similarly voluminous object in the tank of your toilet.
Survey Results - Recycling
Recently we polled some of our members about recycling, including participation in community recycling programs. Here’s what they had to say:
1. Does your community provide a drop-off location for recycling? Results: Yes 51.8% No 29.9% Not Sure 18.4%
2. Does your community offer a curbside recycling program? Results: Yes 63.5% No 31.8% Not Sure 4.7%
3. Of the 63.5% indicating access to curbside recycling, we asked: Do you participate in your community curbside recycling program? Results: Yes 85.0% No 14.1% Not Sure 0.9%
For more “green” survey results, login to MySurvey.com, click on Fun Stuff on the top menu and then Survey Results on the left menu.