In a world laden with toxins and consumerism, we could all use some good news. Don’t you think? As it turns out our kids are the good news. A new survey released by The Co-operative, shows that kids are super on the ball when it comes to green living and they are making a big difference by encouraging their parents to go green as well. The new survey interviewed 1,027 children aged between 7 and 14 and 1,002 parents of children aged 7 to 14 in August 2011 and found out that kids are resorting to “green pester power”, in order to push their parents into a more sustainable lifestyle, and all that pestering is paying off. Go kids!
The new study was published by The Co-operative, to mark their official Green Schools Revolution (GSR) educational program launch, which will further help educate kids about green living. Good thing too, since 82% of children surveyed rated learning about green issues as more important than learning about science, history, IT and art, and kids rated learning about green issues as almost as important as studying English and math. Two-thirds of kids said they’d like to learn more about wildlife and nature and almost half of all kids said they want to learn more about where food comes from. Parents surveyed are having a harder time though, claiming that they struggle to answer their children’s questions about green issues. On the flip-side, six in ten parents also note that their children have managed to persuade them to live greener and more families then ever are recycling, conserving water and leaving the car at home. In fact, a full 95% of parents say that they’ve changed their behavior due to kid-green-pressure.
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