Upcoming Webinar: 2017 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study

We are pleased to invite you to attend a special RBC and GlobeScan 60-minute webinar on April 11 at 11:00 EST / 8:00 PST. For 10 years, RBC’s Canadian Water Attitudes Study has explored Canadian attitudes towards the protection and management of our fresh water supply. Each year, we ask about a wide range of water issues, and the question remains: do Canadians really value water? And how have our attitudes and behaviours evolved? Join us as we share insights … “Upcoming Webinar: 2017 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study”

Webinar Recap: 2016 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study

Do Canadians value water? Are our attitudes and behaviours evolving? On Tuesday, June 14th we shared insights from the 9th annual RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study in a special webinar featuring Bob Sandford, Canadian water expert, Robert Haller, Executive Director of the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, Lynn Patterson, Director, Corporate Citizenship at RBC, and Chris Coulter, co-CEO of GlobeScan. Among other things, the 2016 poll explores Canadian attitudes towards the protection and management of our fresh water supply, as well as … “Webinar Recap: 2016 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study”

Upcoming Webinar: 2016 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study

RBC and GlobeScan have just released the results of the 2016 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study, our ninth annual poll that measures how Canadians value this precious resource. Among other things, the 2016 poll explores Canadian attitudes towards the protection and management of our fresh water supply, as well as the quality of municipal drinking water. Each year, we ask about a wide range of issues, so the poll is always full of interesting information that we just can’t fit into a media release. So, … “Upcoming Webinar: 2016 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study”

Are our Minds Water-Logged?

In California, every day comes with a reminder — take nothing for granted. Last month, California Gov. Jerry Brown implemented water restrictions for the first time in the state. Water is on the top of the mind for Californians today, with wells going dry across the state. But California isn’t alone as concern about water issues is on the rise globally. Research shows significant increases in perceived seriousness of water scarcity over the last year, according to GlobeScan’s latest international Radar survey. … “Are our Minds Water-Logged?”

Webinar Recap: 2015 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study

Do Canadians value water? Are our attitudes and behaviours evolving? On Wednesday, March 25th we shared insights from the 8th annual RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study in a special webinar featuring Bob Sandford, Canadian water expert, Robert Haller, Executive Director of the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, and Chris Coulter, co-CEO of GlobeScan. Follow the links below to learn about the findings from this quantitative survey of 2,000 Canadians, the most comprehensive of its kind in the world! Webinar Recording … “Webinar Recap: 2015 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study”

Glass Half Full Or Half Empty: Canadians Confident In Their Tap Water, But Do They Care?

While the majority of Canadians are confident in the overall quality of their drinking water, RBC survey reveals many fundamentally undervalue it TORONTO, 18 March 2015 – As seasons begin to shift, we are reminded of how drinking a glass of water to cool off on a hot summer day or hydrating with tap water before heading off on a hike can quench our thirst and replenish our bodies. The quality of that water is second only to hospitals in … “Glass Half Full Or Half Empty: Canadians Confident In Their Tap Water, But Do They Care?”

Canadian Water Attitudes Study: Climate Change Ranked The Top Threat To Our Fresh Water

But three-quarters of Canadians do not believe they live in an area prone to drought or flood TORONTO, 18 May 2016 – Across the globe, awareness of the devastating impacts of climate change on our environment has never been higher. Canadians’ recognition of this issue was confirmed in a study released today by RBC, revealing that 21 per cent of respondents rank climate change as the number one among threats to Canada’s fresh water supply. This is up significantly from 2010 … “Canadian Water Attitudes Study: Climate Change Ranked The Top Threat To Our Fresh Water”

Upcoming Webinar: 2015 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study

Do Canadians value water? Are our attitudes and behaviours evolving? We will share insights from the 8th annual RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study in a special webinar featuring Bob Sandford, Canadian water expert, Robert Haller, Executive Director of the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, and Chris Coulter, co-CEO of GlobeScan. Join us to hear about the findings from this quantitative survey of 2,000 Canadians, the most comprehensive of its kind in the world! Webinar Title: 2015 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes … “Upcoming Webinar: 2015 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study”

New Metrics on Consumer Behavior Change

On September 26th, National Geographic’s Chief Science and Exploration Officer, Terry Garcia, and I were in Boston MA to publish the 2014 Greendex survey on the status of sustainable consumption across 18 countries, the fifth edition of this National Geographic / GlobeScan collaboration. If you are unfamiliar with it, the Greendex is a composite measure of sustainable (or not) consumer behavior consisting of 65 different types of choices and behaviors analyzed and tracked across four sub-indexes. Quite aptly, we chose … “New Metrics on Consumer Behavior Change”

Enough of the Doom and Gloom: Amidst Declining Environmental Concern, Real Leadership is Needed to Re-Engage the Public

How did we lose the room? This is the question facing the sustainability community as GlobeScan’s latest Radar data shows a decline in how serious the global public considers environmental issues to be. With ample scientific evidence to the contrary (see the latest IPCC report), how do we explain the decreasing public concern in environmental issues? And, on World Environment Day 2014, what does this mean for organisations trying to make headway on sustainability? GlobeScan’s recent Radar public opinion survey asked … “Enough of the Doom and Gloom: Amidst Declining Environmental Concern, Real Leadership is Needed to Re-Engage the Public”