New research developed by The Persil Dirt is Good Project and charity Global Action Plan reveals that while young people are highly compassionate, there is a misconception that these values are not shared by their peers. This means that they take part in less social and environmental action than they would like to – to the detriment of their own wellbeing and their impact on the world around them.
The research will be launched in the form of a white paper
at a panel event hosted by Persil and Global Action Plan on Tuesday 2 February. Academics and thought leaders in the well-being, education and environmental fields will come together to explore the role compassion plays in encouraging young people to roll up their sleeves and take action on the issues they care about. This online event is free and will run for two hours beginning at 4pm GMT. Book your tickets here.
First published 12 January 2021