Growing number of youth are experiencing `eco anxiety’; experts say despair can be turned into meaningful action

 By Rachel Morgan  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter THE POINTER As graduating president of her high school’s environment club, Anita Wong knows a lot about individual acts to promote sustainability. Throughout her four years participating with the club, the Mississauga teen has helped make important changes at her school. The group has held workshops on upcycling, set up compostable cutlery for all school events and most recently opened a thrift store for a circular micro-economy. But while Wong leads such efforts, she knows the actions of youth won’t have large-scale impact unless governments and businesses move away from the fossil fuel industry. The constant nagging concern_which can turn into a prevailing fear that more and more young people are weighed down by_is hard for many older generations to understand. Those born…

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