In light of my school’s annual Eco Week taking place next week, I began to wonder (literally just now) if today’s parents are raising their children to be conscious of the environment. Based on what I see every day at my school and my own choices, I wouldn’t think they are. But I live in one isolated corner of the globe, so I can’t say for sure what other diverse cultures like the ones in the Middle East and Europe are doing. And why’s that? It’s not in the mainstream. If news about ecology and global warming does pop up, it’s usually on more liberal programming networks like NBC.
Putting politics aside, though: could raising the next generation with conservationist ideals in mind help bring about positive change? Why or why not? If not, why would it not be effective?