MO­TI­VAT­ING MIL­LEN­NI­ALS

Truro Daily News - - COLCHESTER COUNTY - BY COLIN CHISHOLM AND DAVID MA­HER

SUR­VEYS SAY HOUS­ING COSTS AND THE EN­VI­RON­MENT ARE THE MOST IM­POR­TANT IS­SUES TO MIL­LEN­NI­ALS. BUT IT’S IN CLI­MATE CHANGE AC­TIVISM WHERE YOUNG PEO­PLE SEEM MOST IN­VOLVED AND COM­MIT­TED, AND WHERE THEY WILL LIKELY MAKE THE MOST ELEC­TORAL NOISE IN THE COM­ING YEARS ELEVEN

Num­ber of years re­main­ing be­fore cli­mate change be­comes ir­re­versible, ac­cord­ing to a re­port is­sued ear­lier this year by the In­ter­gov­ern­men­tal Panel on Cli­mate Change.

TWENTY-NINE

Per­cent­age of mil­len­ni­als and Genx­ers (those born be­tween 1965-80) who see cli­mate change as the most im­por­tant is­sue fac­ing the world, far more than any other cat­e­gory. (Source: Deloitte Global Mil­len­nial sur­vey, 2019)

THIR­TEEN

Av­er­age num­ber of years it takes a young Cana­dian to save a 20 per cent down pay­ment on a house in 2019. The num­ber is lower in At­lantic Canada (nine years in Hal­i­fax, six years in St. John’s) (Source: Gen­er­a­tion Squeeze, Strad­dling the Gap, 2019)

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