The city sponsored group is looking for resident feedback on some of its upcoming initiatives.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Jenni Pompi
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
What do Bowie residents think about composting and eating locally grown food? That’s what the Bowie Green Team wants to know. The Bowie Green Team, an all-volunteer committee made up of city residents working to make Bowie sustainable, has launched a survey seeking resident feedback. Specifically, the Green Team subcommittee on community based food and wellness wants to know what residents think of some of its goals. "We are pursuing projects in Bowie that will develop community based food, such as establishing multiple community gardens,” said Green Team member Rhea Pechter, who added these gardens also foster a sense of cohesion and allows gardeners to share ideas. “They are also a great way to promote people eating local foods,” she …
New study finds two-thirds of respondents expect to spend same amount as 2011.
The percentage of consumers who plan to sustain or increase their holiday spending in 2012 when compared to 2011 is growing, according to a recent survey by the NPD Group. The survey saw increases in respondents who plan to spend “About The Same” or “More” and a decrease in those who plan to spend “Less”: Survey Response 2012 2011 “Plan to Spend More” 10% 9% “Plan to Spend about the Same” 67% 64% “Plan to Spend Less” 23% 27% An article in the Baltimore Sun quoted NPD’s chief industry analyst Marshal Cohen as seeing “a light at the end of the tunnel with more consumers telling us they plan to 'spend about the same' and less planning to 'spend less.'" While the survey results paint a somewhat rosy picture for retailers such as Target, Sears…