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There is no pain-free way to change our world for the better

On Saturday evening, they met up with students who have presented projects for your youth program. It was surprising ideas?
Yes. One group suggested that veterinary students to treat the animals of the homeless in the future for free. The students could gain practical experiences and the treatment of sick animals, which is for homeless people to would be secured. This focus was even new to me, and when you consider how much the homeless to your animals to hang out is the human aspect of this project is also very important. The other ideas have shown that these young people know very well what problems there are in the world.

How much children and young people concerned about the environment, was in Zurich in the past few months, several times, as thousands of climate strikes took part. What do you say about this movement?
This is a very encouraging development. Raising young people's awareness for environmental problems has grown since the beginning of the 90s, constant. Alone since the Start of the "Roots and Shoots" have supported young people in over 50 countries in a variety of ways for the environment, the animals or other people. It was through the planting of trees, organic gardening, or political Lobbying. One must not underestimate the influence of children under. He is very large.

How can effect children?
they influence their parents, who may have held high political Offices, in larger companies, work, business. I, myself, have learned CEOs know that to me have told how their children are sensitised for the topic of environmental protection and animal welfare. There is still a long way to go. But this awareness is growing ever stronger.

the outcome of The last elections in Zurich, also showed that the awareness for the climate and the environmental protection has changed. What actions should now follow from the politicians?
The short-term Thinking in the political and economic decisions must end. Companies need to be taken to reduce emissions. Also, we voters are voters required to stay on course. I have often seen people with good ideas were selected. When they wanted to implement this in the fact, has left the electorate will fall – because the changes would have caused that, you would have to tighten their belts and to a certain well-to-do without a stand. But there is no pain-free way to change our world for the better. We all have to make do with less, and start to make ethical decisions.

to what Extent could contribute to the city and the Canton of Zurich to work on it?
you could sponsor the programs of the Jane Goodall Institute. (laughs) The early awareness of the topic is actually very important and state thing. There are cities in which the programs of the "Roots and Shoots" are part of the teaching in schools. Considering that the children use when designing their projects the mechanisms of democracy, is this also from a political point of view, a very instructive process.

Created: 03.11.2019, 23:35 Uhr

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