Oh, those young people

Young people not so green after all. That’s bad for impacting climate change.

Is this true?

“But I still find myself pretty frustrated a lot of the time,” said Stokes [, a 20-year-old geography student at Western Washington University], who wants to go into marine resource management. “I just think our generation seems fairly narcissistic — and we seem to have the shortest attention span.”

Kelly Benoit, a 20-year-old political science student at Northeastern University in Massachusetts, went as far as calling her peers “lazy.”

“I think it can be due to our upbringing. We want what we want when we want it,” said Benoit, who has worked with lawmakers in her state to try to ban the use of plastic bags in stores.

She thinks members of her generation, like a lot of people, simply don’t want to give up conveniences.

Perhaps we need to tie environmental issues to KONY2012 somehow (although that’s what I was hoping from Inconvenient Truth).

One Response to “Oh, those young people”

  1. Peter says:

    Not sure that you’d want to tie anything to KONY2012 from what I’ve read of the backlash….