Survey reveals positive climate protection attitudes, habits
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According to an online survey by Greendex.hu, most families lead an environmentally conscious lifestyle, with attitudes towards the climate situation shaped by individual responsibility, communication, and provision of quality information.
Most of the survey's 500 respondents said that they care about climate protection and environmental issues, but the reactions depend strongly on resources and quality of information people have access to.
Most families lead an environmentally conscious lifestyle
Some 42.7% of the surveyed have a family. About 81.5% of respondents living in families are leading an environmentally conscious lifestyle and sometimes or even on a daily basis, they discuss climate change and its consequences with their kids. On the other hand, 5% of respondents said that there is no discussion on such topics. Some 70% of these respondents explained that these discussions are not on the table as their children are too young.
Some 52% reported no sign of climate depression, climate fear, or climate grief on the kids. However, 21% of respondents claimed the presence of climate anxiety in the children’s everyday life.
Regarding environmental issues, 75% of the surveyed get their information from online media, 74.1% from social media sites, 33.3% from friends and acquaintances.
Recycling the most common form of climate protection
An overwhelming majority, 96.8% of respondents, care about protecting the climate. Their main actions mentioned in this regard are recycling (90%) and saving water (75.4%) and electricity (72%). Some 70.5% claim to be a conscious consumer, 66.9% use public transport, ride a bike or walk when it is possible. About half (52.4%) buy package-free products, 48.1% report paying attention to the material or fabric of a given product, its country of origin, and its role in the supply chain.
Still, actions are often influenced by circumstances. Approximately 64.1% of those surveyed by the sustainability portal said that they do not have the opportunity to apply certain eco-friendly solutions in their lives.
"We created this green medium to make the most important contents and curiosities available for everybody in a transparent way. As an independent platform, we wish to present the actualities and most relevant questions related to the social, economic, and environmental aspects of sustainable development by being an objective source of information for our audience. We would like to call attention to valuable initiatives, solutions, and experts. By doing so, we contribute to a change in the general approach to this topic, we hope to make lifestyle changes easier and to start a dialogue," says Zsófia Sápi, editor in chief at Greendex.hu, human ecologist.
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