More than three quarters of Brits claim they are greener than they were 10 منذ سنوات.
A poll of 2,000 وجدت البالغين 61% believe they have a responsibility to live a sustainable lifestyle, في حين 58% see being environmentally conscious as a ‘badge of honour’.
في الحقيقة, the average adult claims to be 29% greener than they were 10 منذ سنوات, as they make more sustainable choices than ever before.
الآن, 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.
ظهرت أيضا 52% believe it is no longer socially acceptable to turn a blind eye to environmentally issues.
و 54% would be embarrassed to be seen as living 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 وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي for motivating them to make a difference, في حين 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, مع 55% proud to ‘do their bit’.
ومع ذلك, the research commissioned by Trainline, identified a limited understanding of which eco-friendly acts have the biggest impact on the environment.
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فقط 17% of believe swapping one long-distance car or plane journey for train travel would have a significant positive impact on the environment.
في حين 53% are not aware cars have a higher carbon footprint than trains, و 60% didn’t know travelling by plane can emit seven times more CO2 per passenger kilometre than by train.
نتيجة ل, فقط 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 السفر in the next 10 سنوات.
Mike Hyde, chief data officer at Trainline, قالت: “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.
"ومع ذلك, 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.”
الدراسة, carried out through OnePoll, ايضا وجد 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, مع 79% having conversations with friends and family to try to help them to live more sustainably.
لكن 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.
و 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 adults, by Trainline, وجدت 66% of 18–30-year-olds have changed their lifestyle to reduce their impact on climate in the past year alone.
في حين 49% have switched to travelling by train instead of another mode of transport at least once during the past 12 الشهور, 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 نسبه مئويه (ضد 34 نسبه مئويه 10 منذ سنوات)
- Take reusable bags shopping – 47 نسبه مئويه (ضد 22 نسبه مئويه 10 منذ سنوات)
- Put on extra layers instead of turning on the heating – 41 نسبه مئويه (ضد 20 نسبه مئويه 10 منذ سنوات)
- Reusable water bottles – 39 نسبه مئويه (ضد 16 نسبه مئويه 10 منذ سنوات)
- Use colder washing cycles – 35 نسبه مئويه (ضد 12 نسبه مئويه 10 منذ سنوات)
- Eat less meat – 32 نسبه مئويه (ضد 13 نسبه مئويه 10 منذ سنوات)
- Cut down on non-essential travel – 31 نسبه مئويه (ضد 13 نسبه مئويه 10 منذ سنوات)
- Avoid using single-use plastics – 30 نسبه مئويه (ضد 12 نسبه مئويه 10 منذ سنوات)
- Take fewer flights – 24 نسبه مئويه (ضد 11 نسبه مئويه 10 منذ سنوات)
- Travel by train more often – 19 نسبه مئويه (ضد 10 نسبه مئويه 10 منذ سنوات)