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Should Teenagers be more responsible for the environment? Why or why not? Should Teenagers be more responsible for the environment? Why or why not?

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Teenagers will inherit a worse Earth than they see now.  If they want clean air when they get older, and a safe place to raise their children, they need to take action now.  Teenagers should also be aware of the environment because good habits developed now will help them throughout their lives.

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Everyone can be more responsible in this area, especially those in control, those with the power, and those whose decisions and policies really affect the environment more than the average regular consumer. Teens should definitely be aware of how the environment is affected by everything from car fuel to landfills.

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Should the be held more responsible, I'm not sure. I do know that they should be raised to know that the CAN be more responsible for the environment. They should be raised to know that they can speak up and out about situations that hurt the environment. Sometimes youth feel as if they have no voice, but they only way they will get voice is if they speak out.

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I don't think there is any reason to single out the group of people we call "teenagers" either.  Almost everyone, particularly in the United States, could simply decide to consume less, still lead the same quality of life, still have lots of nice stuff and have fun and solve a huge portion of the world's environmental woes.  But we all choose not to and so things go on as they are.

Sure teenagers could do more, but so could everyone else.

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I don't know that you can point the finger of environmental irresponsibility at any one age group.  To me, such responsibility falls on each of us, any gender,...

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