NSW’s State of the Environment 2006 report indicates the current rate of progress toward sustainability is not yet sufficient to balance the underlying pattern of environmental decline and historical legacies.
But education programs to better inform the community have made significant progress since 2003 with results reflected in the community attitude graph* below:
93% of respondents here stated that the environment was either very important or rather important to them personally, third only to family and friends. Another graph* also outlines the extent to which increasingly recognition and of environmental issues translates into personal decisions or actions:
- Community attitudes
- Environmental action
* Source: DEC Data 2006