Good-for-nothing lay-abouts, potnoodling their future away while the rest of us do REAL JOBS and PAY TAX.

Maybe. But do today’s students in fact care quite a lot about the planet? Do they get taught about it? Do they get angry about it? Or is the spectre of a lifetime’s debt and vanishing employment prospects more than enough to keep them occupied?

And, most importantly, how do the yoof feel about the distinctly impoverished planet they look set to inhabit when their Top Shop discount finally expires?

We quiz NUS president Shakira Martin, SOAS solar supremo Hannah Short, and some actual, living breathing (and smoking, mostly) students to find out.

Sustainababble is your friendly environment podcast, out weekly. Theme music by the legendary Dicky Moore – @dickymoo. Sustainababble logo by the splendid Arthur Stovell.

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