Poll says green consumers sticking with enviro-minded purchasing

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

The economy is in the tank. But green consumers haven’t tossed in their organic cotton towels.

A survey out today reports that 34 percent of Americans say they are more likely to buy environmentally responsible products today than they were a year ago. Another 44 percent say their environmental shopping habits have not changed as a result of the economy.

The Cone Consumer Environmental Survey concludes that Americans interest in preserving the environment is not getting washed away by economic worries.

Among the other findings:

  • 35 percent of Americans have higher expectations for companies to make and sell environmentally responsible products and services during the economic downturn