#quoted in this article on eco-anxiety in children in the Mint lounge.
Research has found that children are anxious and fearful about what may happen due to the adverse environmental changes in recent times.
While I agree that children are worried - my experience with the children I have worked with is that they are determined and eager to find a solution. They are definitely not helpless.
That is the magic of childhood. You believe that anything is possible and that you can make anything happen.
It is the time when you believe firmly in "the power of one"
And as parents we must be careful not to snuff out that belief.
Everything - including saving the environment comes from each and every one of us doing one small thing at a time.
As long as we believe that WE must do it - As long as we don't dump the responsibility of doing something about the environment on someone else - we will be able to save the world.
One light switched off....
One plastic packet rejected....
One attempt at using public transport instead of your own car.....
And you can leave anxiety behind because you know you are taking action.