“Climate change education in Canadian schools, limited as it is, focuses on environmental science. There’s practically nothing in the curricula that addresses the question of what I can do as an individual and how much of a difference each of my actions and inactions make to climate mitigation.” – Research leader Gary Pickering, Brock Professor of Biological Sciences and Psychology
News from Brock University in Niagara, Ontario
Posted July 29th, 2021 on Niagara At Large
Niagara, Ontario – Although young Canadians are taking steps to address climate change, they don’t plan on adopting the three lifestyle changes that are most effective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, says new research from Brock University.
In a cross-Canada survey of 17- and 18-year-olds, many youth identified recycling, using public transport and conserving energy in the home as actions they had adopted to mitigate climate change.
But they were less open to eating a reduced amount of red meat, purchasing an electric car, or having one fewer child or no children, says the study, “Lifestyle decisions and climate mitigation: current action and behavioural intent of youth<https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11027-021-09963-4>.” Continue reading