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What do older people think about environmental issues?

BURNABY (NEWS1130) – SFU researchers are investigating whether older people have changed their ways when it comes to the environment. EnviroSurvey55 polls people aged 55 and older.

“My experience with older people…they are rather divided,” explains Dr. Heather Stewart.

She tells us many have embraced the green lifestyle with the goal of making the world a better place for their grandchildren.

“[But others,] I think belong to a very consumerist demographic. They are maybe used to their good life, their vehicles, their travels and their large homes,” she adds.

Stewart believes it’s hard to persuade people who may not be used to recycling or going green. The findings of the survey could later be used by government for future environmental policy reviews.