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No greenhorns in classrooms

Diversity & Ehtics

When even schoolchildren are demanding greater education, you know that something’s amiss.

A recent British study suggests that 7-17 year olds want to devote more classroom time to the topic of sustainability.

They say politicians need to act – and start listening. Maybe then they’d realise that young people want companies to be held to account for using non-recyclable plastic, with taxes levied on CO2 production and ‘Fast Fashion’.

With so much talk of the coronavirus, it’s high time that climate change was put back on the agenda, according to more than a third of 18-24 year olds.

Twice that number contends that certain lockdown measures have been positive rather than negative.

So, let’s hear it for greater education around sustainability and the promise of a healthier earth.

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