More than three quarters of Brits claim they are greener than they were 10 几年前.
民意调查 2,000 adults found 61% believe they have a responsibility to live a sustainable lifestyle, 尽管 58% see being environmentally conscious as a ‘badge of honour’.
实际上, the average adult claims to be 29% greener than they were 10 几年前, as they make more sustainable choices than ever before.
现在, the average person typically carries out 369 eco-friendly acts a year – more than one per day – compared to just 286 a year a decade ago.
也出现了 52% believe it is no longer socially acceptable to turn a blind eye to environmentally issues.
和 54% would be embarrassed to be seen as 活的 unsustainably.
Nearly two thirds (62%) feel they have a better understanding of how to lead an eco-friendly lifestyle than ever before.
A quarter credit 社交媒体 for motivating them to make a difference, 尽管 27% claim campaign groups such as Extinction Rebellion have convinced them to change their habits.
Recycling, eating less meat and avoiding single-use plastics are among the most common eco-friendly acts carried out today, 和 55% proud to ‘do their bit’.
然而, the research commissioned by Trainline, identified a limited understanding of which eco-friendly acts have the biggest impact on the environment.
只是 17% of believe swapping one long-distance car or plane journey for train travel would have a significant positive impact on the environment.
尽管 53% are not aware cars have a higher carbon footprint than trains, 和 60% didn’t know travelling by plane can emit seven times more CO2 per passenger kilometre than by train.
因此, 只要 19% are currently making efforts to travel by train more often in a bid to save the planet, and just a quarter plan to cut down on non-essential 旅行 in the next 10 年.
Mike Hyde, chief data officer at Trainline, 说: “It is fantastic to see that the UK is motivated to take responsibility for improving the environment and this has led to a wide range of lifestyle changes to live more sustainably.
“然而, we were shocked so many people are unaware of how beneficial swapping just one long-distance car or plane journey to train would be to the planet.”
研究, carried out through OnePoll, also found 37% said providing a better future for the next generation is their biggest motivator for living a more sustainable and environmentally friendly lifestyle.
And Gen-Z are most likely to be vocal about their desire to protect the environment, 和 79% having conversations with friends and family to try to help them to live more sustainably.
但 21% of 18-34-year-olds believe living sustainably is the most important factor in their lifestyle – equal to how much money they have in the bank.
和 41% claim they would ‘happily’ pay more for their clothes and food to be sustainably sourced.
It comes after a separate study of 2,500 成年人, by Trainline, 成立 66% of 18–30-year-olds have changed their lifestyle to reduce their impact on climate in the past year alone.
尽管 49% have switched to travelling by train instead of another mode of transport at least once during the past 12 月, to reduce their carbon footprint of their journey.
Mike Hyde added: “We know that taking the train instead of driving creates 70% less CO2 on average.
“We want to raise awareness of the impact your travel choices can have on the environment and ensure that we make train travel as easy and accessible as possible, with the aim of encouraging more people to travel by rail.”
10 ‘Green Acts’ people are doing to live sustainably
- Recycle – 52 百分 (与 34 百分 10 几年前)
- Take reusable bags shopping – 47 百分 (与 22 百分 10 几年前)
- Put on extra layers instead of turning on the heating – 41 百分 (与 20 百分 10 几年前)
- Reusable water bottles – 39 百分 (与 16 百分 10 几年前)
- Use colder washing cycles – 35 百分 (与 12 百分 10 几年前)
- Eat less meat – 32 百分 (与 13 百分 10 几年前)
- Cut down on non-essential travel – 31 百分 (与 13 百分 10 几年前)
- Avoid using single-use plastics – 30 百分 (与 12 百分 10 几年前)
- Take fewer flights – 24 百分 (与 11 百分 10 几年前)
- Travel by train more often – 19 百分 (与 10 百分 10 几年前)