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Help with this one French sentence

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    Hello friends. I just want to check whether this is a things that french people do in their language: using the word 'one' to substitute a noun described earlier in a sentence, such as in:

    "We can make all this efforts to make environmentalism a fundamental concern of the young generation, or even of the current one."

    "nous pouvons faire tous ces efforts pour rendre l’écologie un intérêt fondamental de la jeune génération, ou même de l'une actuelle."
    As I read that sentence again I realise that it sounds very silly. But anyway, can I say "one" like that in French, or should I put 'la génération' in its place? and i dont suppose the rest of that sentence is grammatical, is it?

    dunno if this is the right place to post a question of this sort, but any help would be très appreciated

    in this instance you have to repeat "la génération"

    You wouldn't say 'l'une actuelle', you would say 'l'actuelle'.

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    I would say "ou même de celle d'aujourd'hui"
    On doit tout faire pour rendre l’écologie une préoccupation fondamentale de la...
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