Thanks to Jennifer Lorenz from Bayou Land Conservancy for showing me this:
Straight from the National Environmental Education Foundation, only “9% of adults compost“! Granted, I figured the number was low, but single digits low? The research surveyed 1,500 individuals between 18 and 74 years of age with demographics in balance with the U.S. Census.
As I mentioned in a previous post, the Woodlands offer a FREE COMPOSTING CLASS the first weekend of each month. You can even enter in a raffle that gives away a compost bin at each class.
Among the surveyed was also:
- Six out of ten American adults take some sort of action when learning about the environmental issues facing the world
- 61% of adults visited a park or nature center in the last 12 months.
- 52% of adults consider zoos, nature centers and parks as trustworthy sources for environmental problems and issues.
- 77% of adults turn the lights off when leaving a room.
- 9% of adults compost.
- 59% of adults consider an environmentally conscious lifestyle a lot of work.
Find more info at: http://neefusa.org