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Students not environmentally engaged

Sustainable choices too expensive and time consuming

Despite strong feelings about preserving the environment, students have a 10 per cent lower level of participation in environmentally friendly activities than the general public, according to recent University of Alberta research. The random survey of 350 U of A students found 70 per cent believed it was not cost effective to make environmentally friendly choices, while nearly half (45 per cent) said it would take too much time. However, 76 per cent of students said it was important to preserve the environment.

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