At 04:31 PM 9/17/2007 -0400, David Biddle wrote:
Check out this Joel Makower blog entry that I received today:
He makes reference to the Green Gauge reports. You might want to follow
the links in the article.
The book "Breakthrough" by Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus, the
authors of infamous essay "The Death of Environmentalism," feel the same
thing Makower does, i.e., that opinion surveys about environmental
awareness are rather specious. There's a lot of evidence for this and
S&N provide some in their book. People say they are concerned about
the environment when you ask them, but at the same time more generally
when asked what the top 10 issues are that concern them, most folks don't
even put the environment on their list.
Yep, I agree. And elected officials, with few exceptions, are the
same. Part of the problem is that "environment" and
"environmental" are terms so broad and vague as to mean
little. Like "family values." What does it mean ...
???? I also think a big part is the disarray of the US
environmental movement, if there still is one. It seems tied up in
turf-defence, competition, and grant-grubbing. Is any real
intellectual leadership coming from it, on, say, global warming or
Clearly the business community, bogus as most of the "green"
propaganda is, is shifting ground more quickly and more effectively than
Obviously you're after very
specific info on recycling type awareness, but I'm not sure how much
value there is in it. This helps you not at all, I know. Sorry.
David Biddle, Executive Director
Greater Philadelphia Commercial Recycling Council
P.O. Box 4037
Philadelphia, PA 19118
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on 9/8/07 8:39 PM, amy perlmutter at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
- I'm trying to find out if there
have been any surveys done of environmental awareness, or indicators of
it, in the US, broken down by state or region. Recycling rates may
be one indicator of awareness, purchase of EPP's,... Anyone have
any ideas or places they can steer me to?