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It may not be true that every generation is smarter than the one that came before.
But I think it is. Why? One big reason is that every succeeding generation has access to more knowledge, more technology and more resources than the one before it.
Especially in this age, when the world changes so fast every minute. So one thing I’m always fascinated by is what future environmental leaders are doing while they’re still learning in our schools and universities. There are many bright kids working on making the world more environmentally friendly and trying to come up with innovative solutions to problems many of us don’t even think about.
A good example of this was the recent Environmental Protection Agency’s 8th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.