One of the accusations hurled towards the generation Z is their need for instant gratification. The number of likes on a photo, the follows on a page etc are really geared towards this need of the generation Z.
Despite this attitude, I see in matters of environment, this generation is able to think about long term consequences much better than the other generations. This could be because it is the generation which has to survive during the worse climate crisis in a few centuries. It could also be because they are more educated and learned about the effects of climate change and environmental degradation.
But one of the major differences I see is that generation Z is not yet in the clutches of corporate profit which is the reason for many individuals/ companies to deny or ignore their responsibility towards the environment. I hope this generation, even as they start becoming leaders of the world, remember that they themselves have to stay in the world they help create.