It is known that teaching children certain things at a young age may benefit their future as it would make things easier for them and their parents. I believe that teaching our kids to be environmentally aware is now just as important as learning to say no to drugs. There is a lot of controversy going on about the validity of global warming and climate change. To me, it's no longer about "playing it safe" and believing in climate change just to have something to rave about every once in a while.
Teaching kids about the impacts of climate change and the pollution caused by our actions would be beneficial to everyone. They can learn about methods of improving lifestyles, reducing waste and energy consumption, and possibly knowing how to take political action to increase government particiaption.
The future generations depend on those who care about climate change now so that they can have the foundations to pursue improved lifestyles. Wouldn't it be great if everything was standardized to produce the least amount of carbon emissions? I can see a future where our cars, electronics, homes, and cities we live in are pure green. Maybe, in the future we wouldn't have to call it "green living" anymore - It could just be the new norm.
The fact that nearly 30 billion tons of CO2 is emitted into the atmosphere every year is frightening to me. Al Gore had a point when he said that just because we can't see it, taste it, or hear it, doesn't mean it doesn't exist. CO2, afterall, is an invisible byproduct of humanity. The sooner we fight to solve our problems, the faster our lives will become healthier and more efficient. This is why I believe teaching our children to be green is important for our future generations.