January 22, 2022 4:57 pm

The ‘Greta generation’: schoolchildren already carry concern for the planet in their DNA

83% of the schoolchildren who have receivedEnvironmental educationimprove their ecological behavior and not only that, but 98% manage to expand their knowledge in other subjects such as mathematics and science. It is the conclusion of a study that Stanford University carried out in 2017 on the impact of this training on students of theinfant stage to high school. En Catalonia, the schools that promote this training attest to this. On BarcelonaFor example, there are already 367 schools (72%) that participate in the Escoles + Sostenibles program, which this year celebrates 21 years. In these two decades, the commitment to environmental education has made citizens “withincreased sensitivityfor the environment by the simple fact of knowing it better “, points outAlba Galofré, responsible for the technical secretariat of the program. “In children there is sensitivity, interest and motivation and, lately, alsoworrydue to the climatic emergency, “he adds.

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