Why sustainable jobs are so popular amongst young people
The future is green. More and more people want to get involved in climate protection, and the topic is hotly debated everywhere and all the time. Especially young people will be affected by climate change in the future, but how popular are sustainable jobs really in this age group now?
According to the study by MarketAgent.com, which surveyed 1500 on “Green Jobs”, 60% of young participants* from 14 to 18 showed interest in having a sustainable job in the future. This compares to less than half of the total number of respondents to this question: approximately 43%.
Additionally, jobs with good future prospects are very important to young people, which could also be a factor in why sustainable jobs are so popular with the age group. After all, sustainability will be with us for a long time to come, and more and more companies are focusing on it.
It is interesting to note that this survey, which was commissioned by the Association of Austrian Waste Disposal Companies, found that young people do not do so well when it comes to sustainability. Young people do want to have sustainable jobs, but they separate waste themselves much less often than older people, try to avoid less packaging waste, and dispose of problematic materials such as batteries more rarely correctly. On the other hand, young people are more frequently involved in clean-ups and participate more typically in environmental movements.