#AY Andover Youth National News

Call on kids to take climate issue into their own hands

Research reveals young people want to protect the planet through their future career choices

  • Energy company recruiting secondary age children as board of directors to advise the company on the social, climate, environmental and energy issues that matter to young people
  • 43 per cent of young people claim they are active eco-warriors who choose to make green choices
  • Three fifths of 18-25 year olds say they would prefer to work in an environmentally sustainable business
  • 66 per cent of 18-25 year olds claim after Covid-19 climate breakdown is the next crisis

With the likes of Greta Thunberg leading the way for the youth today, it is clear young people in our society are becoming more and more passionate about the climate, the environment and sustainable living. In fact, according to new research over two fifths of those 18-25 claim they are active eco-warriors who choose to make green choices.

According to the research, one of those big choices is around employment with over three fifths (61 per cent) of 18-25 year olds claiming they would prefer to work for an environmentally sustainable business. 50 per cent of the same age group suggest it also provides a career of sustainability and opportunity and half (50 per cent) of those surveyed want to do their bit by having a job that protects the planet.

There is a huge worry among the youth about the environment with 66 per cent saying that they believe that after Covid-19 climate breakdown is our next crisis and while the government has recently announced their green plan, 68 per cent say the government must do more to fight the climate crisis.

In an aim to support your young people in the plight, Good Energy have partnered up with Eco-Schools and are actually looking to recruit a board of directors who once appointed will be able to help guide the company on the social, climate, environmental and energy issues that matter to young people. The opportunity will allow these young people to have experience in a sustainable business and provide their impact into the crisis they care so much about.

Juliet Davenport, CEO and Founder of Good Energy says, “We are taking the radical step of appointing a youth board because they are the ones who have a better grasp of climate change and the best ideas of how can save the planet. Grown-ups have had decades to act, but have blown-it.” 

“That’s why we are seeking school pupils to become a member of this Board. We want them to advise us on the best ways to tackle the climate emergency.”

Lee Wray-Davies, National Manager at Eco-Schools says, “We know first-hand how passionate and engaged young people are in protecting the environment. Energy is an area of huge importance to the future of the planet, and this is a brilliant initiative to make it exciting and get the younger generation involved in shaping the future of the energy industry. The Good Energy Future Board will communicate the role of renewable energy in tackling the climate emergency whilst providing kids with a valuable and practical life skill.”

On Air Now