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Composting Numbers in the USA

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.


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