- Heather White
- Isle Of Wight
- United Kingdom
Life Story Recorder, Family Echoes
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As a parent (or a grandparent), how do you bring your child / children up to think and live "Green"?
The environmental movement began in earnest in the 1970's - over 40 years ago. Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, The Soil Association and the WWF to name just a few major environmental campaigning groups that began in that decade. These were joined by major books such as Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring", James Lovelock's "Gaia" theory and E F Schumacher's "Small is Beautiful: A study of economics as if people mattered".
The Rio Earth Summit is 20 years old this year. Yet species extinction, habitat loss, environmental degradation and pollution of the land, air and sea is progressing at an alarming pace. The necessity to protect, or at least to manage the Earths non-renewable resources is becoming a critical issue.
Today's parents and grandparents will have grown up with green issues rising up the social, political and media agenda.
Have you, or are you, bring up your child / children to understand green issues and to consider their part in living in a sustainable way?
How did you, are you, doing this?
Has it had a positive impact on your child’s attitude to life and living?