Which generation is greenest in your family?


21st February 2020

NEW research has found that older generations are living greener lives than younger generations.

A survey by Censuswide for Aviva asked 4,000 people from different age groups (16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55+) about the things they do to reduce their environmental impact, like whether they avoid single- use plastic or buy second-hand clothes.

In almost every category, over-55s were most likely to be taking steps already, except for becoming vegan. Just 2% of over-55s say that they’ve gone vegan, while 9% of under-25s say they eat
a purely plant-based diet.

Do you think the survey is accurate? Are your grandparents the greenest in your family? Let us know!

Which generation is greenest in your family?


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shivi12 · 2 years ago

First comment...My grandparents are the greenest generation in my family as they never waste food and are vegetarian. I believe that we should all be more like them :)

asbml · 2 years ago

Me and my sister are always reminding our parents if something is recyclable and which bin it should go in.

asbml · 2 years ago

I don't know about my grandparents because they don't live in my country but I think me and my grandparents are about the same.

mimiphia · 2 years ago

My sister and I live the greenest lives in the family because we have been learning about climate change at school and the need to help stop it.

raichugx21 · 2 years ago

It’s because grandparents didn’t have mobile phones

oceangirl · 2 years ago

My parents do the most, then me and my siblings and the my grandparents. But my grandparents do a little bit so we all do quite a bit to help the environment

oceangirl · 2 years ago

First to comment

spacegirlg · 2 years ago

I am an eco councillor in my school, so you can imagine I am pretty strict on electricity usage and our carbon impact....

Enough said.

bamboomilk · 2 years ago

I am the greenest, although sometimes when I'm feeling down I forget to turn the lights off but I tell everyone to save water and help the environment. One thing I do know is that it definitely ISN'T my grandparents.

mahooha123 · 2 years ago

Definitely my parents. Especially my mum. She cycles everywhere! My grand-parents are environmentally conscious but they don't really try to do 'green' things. I try my best.

quinoa63 · 2 years ago

My entire family is interested to see what we can do to to save the planet (me in particular!) I voted for my parents because I think they really encourage everyone to be more eco-friendly and I think going green is what everyone else should be doing.

saxophone7 · 2 years ago

First to comment!!!! I put my grandma because she doesn't waste much and she walks as much as she can

firstspin · 2 years ago

I think we are the most environmentally-friendly because we often recycle more than our elders. We also endeavour to keep our world a wonderful place, and when someone is about to put something in the wrong bin, we always make sure we stop them from doing so.

firstspin · 2 years ago

First comment!

lindawalla · 2 years ago

I think I'm greener because my brother and I think more about the environment than our parents and grandparents. I also don't think my Nanny smoking is very environmentally friendly either but my Grandpa cares quite a lot for the environment and animals in his garden!

lindawalla · 2 years ago

Even though I voted for myself, I do sometimes forget to turn the lights off but I'm remembering more now!

lindawalla · 2 years ago

My brother said "I think it's us because well I really spot the rubish and we both put it in the bin where it belongs!"

omangion · 2 years ago

My Grandparents have different bins for different foods - E.G. a bin for compostables, recycling and waste.

kinsparke9 · 2 years ago

My generation, we starting youth striking for climate!

moonaldo · 2 years ago

I voted for me and my siblings because we are the most warned about it in the generations from people like Greta Thunberg and others, but the parents and grandparents are also making a big difference.

netball_09 · 2 years ago

My grandparents because they have solar panels on the roof

netball_09 · 2 years ago

I try to be good to the environment but I'll admit I do always have a light on outside my room at night

netball_09 · 2 years ago

I suppose I am quite good to the environment and I do have the greta thunberg book

sloth-love · 1 year ago

My grandparents are the greenest in our family.
I think it is because the older generation (i.e.-grandparents) have lived without things like ready meals (which have a disposable plastic tray) and they consider this more.
However, my mum is vegetarian and has been since she was my age (11)!

aspeni · 1 year ago

I think me

mob789 · 1 year ago

My siblings and I are the most greenest in my family.

bettyboo92 · 1 year ago

I'm veggie and recycle everything

edmonds123 · 1 year ago

my grandparent seen as they recycle literally everything they can.
Also can I say how crazy the chart is with
Grandparents 116
me and my siblings 116
then parents 72

musiclovr · 1 year ago

I think it is the older generation because we rely on technology a lot as the younger ones. Even TV!

p1neapple1 · 1 year ago

I think my grandparents and let’s all be like them we all need to clean the world

piggy9876 · 11 months ago

My grandparents are probably the greenest in my family if I am being honest, but even they can not be very environmentally friendly from time to time. I think that in times to come everybody will be a little bit more ECO and that we all are trying our best to do so, some more than others. I think me and my older sister come second and then my parents. However, even my parents are beginning to make a change.

luigi55 · 8 months ago

my mum definitely

luigi55 · 8 months ago

and me!!!!

weirdcat · 6 months ago

I'm vegan......and we try to use less plastic.....