Application Project 07
Green City Index
1 - Roper Survey
The Roper Survey is a one question survey. After describing various categories of environmental involvement the participants are asked which category they belong. The results of a national survey by the Roper Organization found that even though 78% of Americans believe that a major national effort is required for environmental improvement (ranking it fourth among national priorities), only 22% were making significant efforts to improve the environment.
The five categories of citizens are:
True-blue greens (11%), who are involved in a wide range of environmental activities.
Greenback greens (11%), who donít have time to be involved but who will pay more for a cleaner environment.
Grousers (24%), who arenít involved in environmental action mainly because they donít see why they should be if every≠body else isnít.
Sprouts (26%), who are concerned but who donít believe individual action will make much difference.
Basic browns (28%), who are the most apathetic and least involved or who are strongly opposed to the environmental movement.
Roper Survey Assignment
a. Ask a minimum of TEN individuals to take the "Roper Survey" survey.
b. Describe the five categories of citizens, to those taking the survey, and ask which category of citizens they belong.
c. Enter the results of your survey in the chart and include the percentages calculated for each category. (Copy chart and paste into your report)
d. How does your survey results compare with the Roper survey?
e. What do the results of your survey suggest about our future on Earth?
2 - Home Town Student Opinion Survey
The following is a personal survey to be completed by you based upon
your observations of your city. In the survey 0 is the lowest and 10 is the
highest. In your opinion what is your rating of the following components of
your town/area? (Copy chart and paste into your report)
(Copy chart and paste into your report)
Name of City/State being surveyed ____________________________
a. Add up all of your points and divide them by 230 then multiply by 100.
a. What is your percentage?
b. What grade does your city earn? (90-100 A, 80-89 B, 70-79 C, 60-69 D, Below 60 E)
c. How is your city doing?
b. What do you like best about your area? (http://www.metamorphosisalpha.com/ias/population.php)
c. What do you like least about your area?
d. All areas
have ecology organizations. List the ecology organizations in your area
3 - Population and Future Growth
Directions: answer the following questions, for your city, and include references for your answer. Access the Internet and obtain population data for any state. Identify your selected state, indicate and discuss current data and state future projections for population, economics, and growth patterns. Your response should be in your own words.
a. Indicate the population of your town and your source. __________________________
b. What will be the estimated population for the year 2050? ____________________
c. How do you believe the changes in population will affect your "Home Town Survey"?
how Population data based on age distribution can be used to make
4 - Summarize the application containing "what you did" and "what you found out" concerning this activity.
http://www.census.gov/ - U.S. Census
http://www.census.gov/population/projections/state/stpjage.txt - U.S.
Census - Projections of the Population, By Age and Sex, of States: 1995 to
http://www.metamorphosisalpha.com/ias/population.php - Human Population Calculator
For additional resources and sources click on Web Resources.