Deadline Extended to May 31st: Take the 2024 Survey on Sustainability in the U.S. Floriculture Industry!

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2024 Survey on Sustainability in the U.S. Floriculture Industry

April 3, 2024
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Calling All Floriculture Business Owners, Managers, or Sustainability Officers! A research team at NC State University, in partnership with the American Floral Endowment – is administering a new survey to explore the scope of sustainable practices among flower growers, wholesalers, retailers, transporters, and floral suppliers. The findings of this study will help determine opportunities for future educational efforts, research needs, and other resources enhancing sustainability in floriculture. The survey closes on April 30th, 2024.

The survey delves into aspects of floriculture businesses throughout the United States, including scale of operations, current sustainability measures, motivations driving sustainability activities, and challenges. All information provided is strictly confidential, and results will only be disclosed in summary form.

Survey results will be used to discover where gaps still exist for new sustainability research and resources, which will be shared on Sustainabloom’s new website, which will launch in mid-April. Established in 2022 by theAmerican Floral Endowment (AFE), Sustainabloom is a collaborative project dedicated to leading the floriculture industry toward sharing sustainable practices at every level. Researchers have already collected and analyzed over 800 documents, reports, and editorials regarding sustainable practices in floriculture to establish new guides and resources for the industry.

Take the Survey by April 30th Here!

The survey will take around 15 minutes to complete, but this data is invaluable to helping us provide future research and resources. Your response is anonymous and your response will be aggregated across all responses in the report. Provide your input by taking the survey and sharing today! Your time and insights are appreciated!

Questions? Reach out to Amanda Solliday and Dr. Melinda Knuth (North Carolina State University) at asollid@ncsu.edu or mjknuth@ncsu.edu.