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II. THE FURNITURE CONSUMER TODAY
III. THE CONSUMER’S ATTITUDE TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY
IV. SUSTAINABILITY IN THE RETAIL SETTING
When we explore sustainability we are examining a concept that encompasses not only environmental issues, but also economic and social issues, including health and safety. Sustainability calls for embracing a lifestyle that focuses on the responsible use of the resources we have today in order to assure that future generations also have access to the resources they need. While it is viewed by some as a relatively new concept, the movement as we know it gained a firm foothold with the publication of Rachel Carson's “Silent Spring” 50 years ago. These days business leaders around the world are managing their "triple bottom line" for sustainability, keeping an eye not only on how their environmental foot print affects their profits, but also on how they are perceived in their communities, and on how the future of those communities might be impacted.
The Sustainable Furnishings Council has conducted a series of national surveys that examine consumers' awareness, attitudes and behavior as they relate to the environment, home furnishings, and the buying process for furniture.
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