Respectful Stewards are characterized by having large families, living in urban areas, having modest-to-moderate incomes, focusing on their community, and being bilingual.
Hispanics are likely to continue to increase their sustainable purchases for three reasons. First, Latino cultures place a high value on the environment. Latin Americans in their home countries score overwhelmingly higher than Americans on measures related to having already changed behaviors to help the environment, and only buying products that align with their green values. Second, Hispanics are not being forced to make as many tough cutbacks during this recession, in part because they were less likely to own houses or have credit card debt. Third, Hispanic kids are way ahead of their peers in reminding (read: nagging) their parents to be more environmentally friendly. Everyone with kids knows that last factor may be the most powerful of all!