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