Teenagers and the environment
Spanish teenagers are very concerned about the environment. 74% of them are concerned about climate change and 50% about the defense of marine ecosystems and endangered species, according to a survey carried out by Aldeas Infantiles SOS to 2,087 secondary school students.
This survey is part of the Values Education Program 'Stop to think', in which 150,000 students have worked on the commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.
To avoid the current situation, young people are willing to produce less waste, reduce their general consumption and buy local and ecological products, or hire non-polluting energies (40.6%) and not use the car.
Many of them already put it into practice and most of them recycle at home, although in a lower percentage than countries like Belgium.
SOS Children's Villages has been bringing values closer to secondary school students for 16 years through the 'Stop to think' program, in which more than 150,000 students participate each year. With it, according to the entity, they intend to promote reflection and dialogue on essential human values among students, teachers and families, with the ultimate goal of forging better people and more responsible citizens.
With this edition, SOS Children's Villages states that it wants to offer an overview of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and invites all students to mobilize for a more just and humane world, in which no one is left behind.