Our kids can save the planet – if we teach them how

14 Mar 2018

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Posted By: SG   |   Source: Huffington Post   |   URL: http://bit.ly/2paLg4D

 

There is increasing concern for the future of our planet under the onslaught of climate change, pollution and population growth. There is also a concern that our children are becoming more and more disconnected from nature. Yet it is our children who hold the key to our planet’s survival. As Britt Crow-Miller points out: “It’s crucial that we work to create a more sustainable future for ourselves and upcoming generations, and the work must begin now ― not with young adults, but with young children”.

According to a 2006 study, when children play in nature before age 11, they are “more likely to grow up to be environmentalists than other children.”

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Institution: Author: Britt Crow-Miller, Professor of Environmental Politics and Global Development