10 More Infographic Reasons Why You Should Go Green

Posted to Visualization  |  Nathan Yau

In this day and age, we should all be thinking about how we can better conserve the environment, because if we don’t, well you know, the planet will die. In a follow-up to my previous eco-friendly list, here are 10 more infographics and visualizations on going green.

How much water do you use? from GOOD

In this collaboration with Fogelson-Lubliner, GOOD shows how much water you actually use during your daily activities.


Where US Oil Comes From by Jon Udell

US oil comes from places you wouldn’t normally expect.


Virtual Water by Timm Kekeritz

While you might see the water in the end product, it’s still getting used.


Deja Poo from Wired

This nifty filtration setup lets you drink recycled toilet water.

Deja Poo

Track Energy Consumption with WattzOn

This is how much energy you’re using per day.


Getting Around by Robert Di Ieso, Jr for GOOD Magazine

Do you know how much gas you use with various modes of transportation?


So Many a Second by Wouter Walmink

Putting the amount of garbage we produce in perspective.


Running the Numbers by Chris Jordan

Putting the amount of garbage we produce… from a different perspective.


Current State Concept Drawings

How you could start tracking your own carbon intake.


Complex Power Grid from NPR

Just how efficiently is energy distributed across the country?




Causes of Death

There are many ways to die. Cancer. Infection. Mental. External. This is how different groups of people died over the past 10 years, visualized by age.

Visualizing the Uncertainty in Data

Data is an abstraction, and it’s impossible to encapsulate everything it represents in real life. So there is uncertainty. Here are ways to visualize the uncertainty.

How to Spot Visualization Lies

Many charts don’t tell the truth. This is a simple guide to spotting them.

19 Maps That Will Blow Your Mind and Change the Way You See the World. Top All-time. You Won’t Believe Your Eyes. Watch.

Many lists of maps promise to change the way you see the world, but this one actually does.