More than three quarters of Brits claim they are greener than they were 10 hace años que.
Una encuesta de 2,000 adultos encontrados 61% believe they have a responsibility to live a sustainable lifestyle, mientras 58% see being environmentally conscious as a ‘badge of honour’.
De hecho, the average adult claims to be 29% greener than they were 10 hace años que, as they make more sustainable choices than ever before.
Ahora, 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.
también surgió 52% believe it is no longer socially acceptable to turn a blind eye to environmentally issues.
Y 54% would be embarrassed to be seen as viviendo 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 social media for motivating them to make a difference, mientras 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, con 55% proud to ‘do their bit’.
sin embargo, 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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Sólo 17% of believe swapping one long-distance car or plane journey for train travel would have a significant positive impact on the environment.
Tiempo 53% are not aware cars have a higher carbon footprint than trains, y 60% didn’t know travelling by plane can emit seven times more CO2 per passenger kilometre than by train.
Como resultado, solo 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 viaje in the next 10 años.
Mike Hyde, chief data officer at Trainline, dicho: “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.
"Sin embargo, 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.”
El estudio, carried out through OnePoll, También se encontró 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, con 79% having conversations with friends and family to try to help them to live more sustainably.
Pero 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.
Y 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, encontró 66% of 18–30-year-olds have changed their lifestyle to reduce their impact on climate in the past year alone.
Tiempo 49% have switched to travelling by train instead of another mode of transport at least once during the past 12 meses, 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 por ciento (vs 34 por ciento 10 hace años que)
- Take reusable bags shopping – 47 por ciento (vs 22 por ciento 10 hace años que)
- Put on extra layers instead of turning on the heating – 41 por ciento (vs 20 por ciento 10 hace años que)
- Reusable water bottles – 39 por ciento (vs 16 por ciento 10 hace años que)
- Use colder washing cycles – 35 por ciento (vs 12 por ciento 10 hace años que)
- Eat less meat – 32 por ciento (vs 13 por ciento 10 hace años que)
- Cut down on non-essential travel – 31 por ciento (vs 13 por ciento 10 hace años que)
- Avoid using single-use plastics – 30 por ciento (vs 12 por ciento 10 hace años que)
- Take fewer flights – 24 por ciento (vs 11 por ciento 10 hace años que)
- Travel by train more often – 19 por ciento (vs 10 por ciento 10 hace años que)