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Seniors environment survey

February 16, 2012
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SFU gerontologists are collaborating on an international survey of what people aged 55 and over think about issues such as climate change.

EnviroSurvey55 aims to identify difficulties older people face in taking action to reduce their environmental footprint. SFU’s Gerontology Research Centre and other researchers are conducting the survey until March 31 anyone over 55 is welcome to participate, at www.envirosurvey55.com.

“Evidence shows that older people can be disproportionately affected by environmental problems such as air pollution, climate change-related heat waves and other natural disasters,” says professor emerita Gloria Gutman. “It’s important that (they) make their voices heard.”

The results will help develop better strategies and public policies for addressing environmental concerns that affect the aging population.

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