Monday, April 22, 2024

GenAI on Earth Day 2024: Overview

It is Earth Day, April 22.  Earth Day 54 since the first in 1970. (Earth Day Quiz below... Visit or Wikipedia: Earth Day for more.)

Wow. The population was about 3.7b, now more than 8b. But as worldwide life span increases and wealth increases so does lifetime consumption.

We employed our fav GenAIs to chat about it... and to generate some graphics. This is the overview with the prompts: there are two blog posts with GenAI chats: Part 1 and Part 2. Please feel free to run GenAI chats of your own.

We questioned 4 GenAIs to help organize information about Earth Day today and ways to address it. We tested the same or similar prompts to Google’s Gemini, OpenAI’s ChatGPT 4.0, Microsoft’s Copilot (which also uses ChatGPT behind the scenes) and Anthropic’s Claude. Note that Gemini and Copilot will tend to be closer to real-time (live Internet) information to augment the “learned” responses.

Claude confused last year’s theme of “Investing in Our Planet” with today’s theme. After a little nudge Claude did much better: “Claude, this year's theme 2024 is actually ‘Planet vs Plastic’.”

Note the various ways the AI might be able to help solve or mitigate our world-wide sustainability problems.

The prompt answers are separated into a couple different blog posts.

GenAI on Earth Day 2024: Part 1

Q: What is the theme of Earth Day 2024? … And, generate a graphic that depicts this year’s Earth Day theme.

Q: Create an Earth Day article that incorporates this year's theme and include ways that GenAI might help?

Q: If GenAI were a world leader, what would it say about Earth Day?

GenAI on Earth Day 2024: Part 2

Q:  What is the consensus on how soon we have to phase off of fossil fuels and move to carbon neutrality?

Q: What are the key factors that agreements like the Paris agreement promote in order for the world to become carbon neutral? 

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Q: Create a simple and fun questionnaire for this Earth Day 2024 with the answers at the bottom.

ChatGPT (2024, April 22)

Earth Day 2024 Quiz: Test Your Knowledge on Plastics!

Are you ready to challenge yourself this Earth Day? Take our fun and informative quiz to see how much you know about plastics and their impact on our planet!


1.     What percentage of plastic waste globally is currently recycled?

    • A) 50%
    • B) 9%
    • C) 30%
    • D) 70%

2.     Which of the following is NOT a biodegradable alternative to traditional plastic?

    • A) Polylactic acid (PLA)
    • B) Polyethylene (PE)
    • C) Starch-based plastics
    • D) Cellulose-based plastics

3.     How long can it take for a plastic bottle to decompose in the environment?

    • A) Up to 10 years
    • B) Up to 450 years
    • C) Up to 1 year
    • D) Up to 100 years

4.     Which everyday item contributes greatly to plastic pollution in oceans?

    • A) Plastic straws
    • B) Glass bottles
    • C) Metal cans
    • D) Paper bags

5.     What can you do to help reduce plastic pollution? (Choose all that apply)

    • A) Use reusable shopping bags
    • B) Buy in bulk to reduce packaging
    • C) Recycle more effectively
    • D) All of the above


  1. B) 9% - Unfortunately, only about 9% of all plastic waste ever produced has been recycled.
  2. B) Polyethylene (PE) - Polyethylene is a common type of plastic used in packaging and is not biodegradable.
  3. B) Up to 450 years - Plastic bottles can take up to 450 years to decompose, posing long-term environmental risks.
  4. A) Plastic straws - Plastic straws are small and lightweight, making them one of the most common types of marine debris.
  5. D) All of the above - All these actions can significantly reduce your plastic footprint and help combat plastic pollution.

Enjoy this Earth Day by learning and spreading awareness about how we can all help to combat plastic pollution!



1 comment:

  1. Check out the graphics for these articles. Can you improve them? Can you tell which are GenAI (DALL-E) generated?