This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these cookies are used for visitor analysis, others are essential to making our site function properly and improve the user experience. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Click Accept to consent and dismiss this message or Deny to leave this website. Read our Privacy Statement for more.
News & Press: Environment News

'Greta Effect': One in Four UK Teens Eyeing a Green Career, Survey Finds

24 February 2020   (0 Comments)

A survey of more than 1,000 teenagers in the UK has found that around one-quarter (23%) are keen to pursue a career in the green economy.

Carried out by Licensed Body of the Society for the Environment, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the survey asked 1,008 UK students between the ages of 15 and 18 for their views on environmental issues and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).

More than three-quarters (77%) of respondents said they were re-thinking their career plans after seeing the work of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Just under one-quarter (23%) said they definitely wanted to pursue a career in a sector – such as renewable energy or cleantech research and development - or an organization, which is working directly to combat climate change.

 

To view the full news story, please visit the Edie.net website


Professional bodies licensed to award the Chartered Environmentalist registration:

Society for the Environment
EC1.1 Enterprise Centre, Puma Way 
Coventry, West Midlands CV1 2TT.
© Copyright 2020 Society for the Environment. All rights reserved.

Privacy Statement