Researchers discover what makes the best environmental citizens

Researchers have found what they believe to be the traits that make the very best environmental citizens. Patient, confident, and persistent people make some of the best environmental citizens, according to Kyle Whyte and Matt Ferkany, researchers at Michigan State University. Friendliness, wit, self-confidence, humility, fairness, patience and dependability are other traits they discovered associated with environmental interest. Ferkany is an assistant professor of teacher education; Whyte is a visiting professor of philosophy. “(When one) has a lot of confidence and not inclusive they think they are always right,” Ferkany noted.