Would Activists Give Up Sex to Fight Global Warming? Salary? Spouse? New Survey Released, Details Surprising Results

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“The Green Workplace” (TheGreenWorkplace.org), the leading blog detailing how businesses can adopt green strategies to enhance their bottom lines, today released the results of its “Green Lifestyle Survey,” a survey was to “take the eco-pulse” of America and determine just how far Americans will go to protect the environment. Among findings: 1) 21% of total respondents would be willing to give up sex for "one year or more" if they could stop climate change; 2) 15% of respondents would be willing to give up their spouse for "one year or more" and 11% would be willing to do so forever

“The Green Workplace” (TheGreenWorkplace.org), the leading blog detailing how businesses can adopt green strategies to enhance their bottom lines, today released the results of its “Green Lifestyle Survey,” a survey was to “take the eco-pulse” of America and determine just how far Americans will go to protect the environment.

The survey of 1,050 respondents, conducted during April of 2010, yielded some highly surprising results, including:

  • 21% of total respondents would be willing to give up sex for "one year or more" if they could stop climate change (10% of women would be willing to do so forever vs. 3% of men)
  • 15% of respondents would be willing to give up their spouse for "one year or more" and 11% would be willing to do so forever
  • 93% of total respondents claim they would be willing to pay more for an environmentally friendly product; 63% say they would be willing to spend 10% more on a product; 5% claim they would pay "double or more" for a greener product
  • 76% of total respondents claim that commitment to green/environmental issues is a factor in choosing an employer (this factor was twice as important for Democrats than Republicans or Libertarians)
  • 33% of women (15% of men) claimed that they would not go on a date with someone who did not recycle (75% of respondents claim they would not go on a date with someone who drives a Hummer)

“We conducted this survey to get a sense of how committed people were to green, and we thought we’d have a little fun” said Leigh Stringer, editor of the blog, and author of the best-selling book, The Green Workplace. “But 21% actually giving up sex and 15% giving up their spouses for a year or more? Suffice to say, there are a lot of folks out there that are really committed to the green cause – or in some really bad relationships!”

For more information, and for the full survey results, please see http://TheGreenWorkplace.com

About The Green Workplace & Leigh Stringer

The Green Workplace is the leading blog devoted to helping businesses and their employees use green practices to help the world, and help their bottom lines.

Leigh Stringer, editor of The Green Workplace, is also the author of the best-selling book by the same name. She is also an architect at HOK, one of the world’s largest architectural firms, where she one of the leaders of its rapidly growing sustainability practice.

A frequent speaker on the subject of sustainability, Leigh’s work has been featured on CNN, on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” and a host of other television, print, and online media properties.

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