Millennials are far less likely to own a car, or to even make that a priority. Instead, we tend to opt for public transit, biking, or car sharing. While millennials don’t identify as vegetarians, either, we actually trend towards eating less meat – and we value the eating experience, which means that, though we tend to make less for our work (or sometimes nothing at all), a lot of us are still willing to spend a little more to go organic and local. Heck, even the fact that so many of us still live at home, or choose to live in shared houses or dorms rather than getting a place of our own, translates to a more efficient use of household water, electricity, and gas.

Which isn’t to say that millennials are making these choices exactly for the purpose of being green. We do it because it makes sense: Green living is more affordable, more enjoyable, and thus perhaps makes us more able to deal with the messes we’ve been left with. But, as long as things are starting to change, does it really matter what the motivation is? And can’t there be more than one motivation? Millennials seem more likely to recognize that the environment doesn’t exist in a glass bubble, that it’s tied in with business, technology, and what’s on your plate. Protecting the environment is not something out there and far away, but something right here that needs to be intelligently incorporated into our day-to-day.

  1. readminder reblogged this from plantedcity
  2. arthur-dragon reblogged this from plantedcity
  3. punkphantom reblogged this from psychoticpterodactyl16
  4. psychoticpterodactyl16 reblogged this from rositalagata
  5. rositalagata reblogged this from thesebig-ass-trees
  6. thesebig-ass-trees reblogged this from humble-tumble-bee
  7. humble-tumble-bee reblogged this from plantedcity
  8. blacknbearded reblogged this from plantedcity
  9. whinwinchester reblogged this from plantedcity
  10. magicalbagofwonder reblogged this from luxury--problem
  11. lalalaexistence reblogged this from plantedcity
  12. i-think-i-went-green reblogged this from plantedcity
  13. ayekeny reblogged this from plantedcity
  14. yunnad reblogged this from plantedcity
  15. edwardteachisblackbeard reblogged this from plantedcity
  16. the-lady-blue reblogged this from tulio-and-miguel
  17. ladybuckmaster reblogged this from sierrasanator
  18. byrnecoco reblogged this from rosieramblings
  19. sierrasanator reblogged this from rosieramblings
  20. rosieramblings reblogged this from i-have-beards
  21. tullip1127 reblogged this from plantedcity
  22. ariaalways reblogged this from endlessbutts
  23. olucival reblogged this from youhadonejobphil