Are you keen to have your say on Climate change and the environment?

If so we are keen to hear from you — you can make a difference!

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GV Grammar's Grace and Hugh with the Beneath the Wisteria group who meet monthly to share their knowledge on the topic.
GV Grammar's Grace and Hugh with the Beneath the Wisteria group who meet monthly to share their knowledge on the topic.
Liaqat has written his contribution to Shepparton Statement to make sure his voice will be heard.
Liaqat has written his contribution to Shepparton Statement to make sure his voice will be heard.
Greater Shepparton City Council CEO, Peter Harriot, addressing Year 10 students at Notre Dame College.
Greater Shepparton City Council CEO, Peter Harriot, addressing Year 10 students at Notre Dame College.
Congupna Primary School students are working on a submission to Shepparton Statment expressing their views.
Congupna Primary School students are working on a submission to Shepparton Statment expressing their views.
This is Sterling of Shepparton. He believes climate change is real and wants a carbon free Shepparton.
This is Sterling. He believes climate change is real and wants a carbon free Shepparton.
Meet Jess. She is concerned about climate change and wants to make a difference.
Meet Jess. She is concerned about climate change and wants to make a difference.
Shepparton High School VCAL students are on climatewatch - (from left) Danni Lancaster, Naoise Fleming and Joshua McKenzie
Shepparton High School VCAL students are on climatewatch
Indiah Fletcher-Jackson and Charlotte Caling, from North East Victoria, are calling for urgent action on climate change. They started the Brighter Futures group in 2018 after deciding they wanted to make the world a better place for future generations.
Indiah and Charlotte are calling for urgent action on climate change.

Send us your statement via the following email address:

submissions@sheppartonstatement.com.au

If your statement is in the form of a video or audio clip, feel free to upload it to YouTube, SoundCloud or another website and send us the link.

Be inspired

Here are some inspiring words and projects from young people around the world to give you an idea of what others are doing.

“Young people can move mountains” — Shannon Loughnane
“Seven Day Pollution Solution” — Wilmot Road Primary School
15-year-old activist Greta Thunberg
“Save the world by changing the rules” — Greta Thunberg
Campaign to ban plastic bags in Bali — Melati and Isabel Wijsen
“Samantha, Samoa - My Climate Change Action Story”
Lane Cove Public School join the War On Waste
Wipe Out Waste school program - Behind the News
“Dear Future Generations: Sorry”

The climate is changing …

The Shepparton Statement is an environmental statement by the young people of Greater Shepparton.

The below speech bubbles contain just a fraction of some of the submissions we've seen so far. Be heard! Add your voice to the Shepparton Statement.

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If you are a young person concerned about your future, you have a voice. This is your opportunity to get involved, either together with your friends or individually, to tell local, national and international leaders what you you’re your future to look like.

The aim of the Statement is to inform leaders of the opinions of the youth of Greater Shepparton with regard to what needs to change to better manage the environment.

The world's current leaders won't live long enough to see the full effects of climate change. The world they are leaving behind will be inherited by future generations – and this project will give you a voice to influence how that future will look.

Send us your statement via the following email address:

submissions@sheppartonstatement.com.au

If your statement is in the form of a video or audio clip, feel free to upload it to YouTube, SoundCloud or another website and send us the link.

Get involved

Here are some different ways that you can make your thoughts on climate change heard: Write your thoughts as a suggestion for inclusion in The Statement. Paint a picture. Compose a song. Film a video. It doesnt matter how (or how often) you choose to express yourself - we can help give your message a platform and a voice to be heard loud and clear!

Sterling and Jess modeling our Shepparton Statement shirts.
Have you seen our Shepparton Statement shirts around town?

Send it in!

Send us your statement via the following email address:

submissions@sheppartonstatement.com.au

If your statement is in the form of a video or audio clip, feel free to upload it to YouTube, SoundCloud or another website and send us the link.

Disclaimer: By sending in a submission, you acknowledge that your submitted works will be collected by the organisers and may be used to promote this project or considered for inclusion in an overall Shepparton Statement: A call-to-action from the youth of Greater Shepparton to do something about climate change. You also acknowlege that your submission does not contain any copyrighted material.

The following organisations are proud to support the young people of Greater Shepparton:

Please contact us via the email address above if you or your organisation would like to get involved in this project.