Here are some inspiring words and projects from young people around the world to give you an idea of what others are doing.
The Shepparton Statement is an environmental statement by the young people of Greater Shepparton.
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“Australia is defaintly being held back by the self interest of only a few politions and only a small network of highly influentcial compaines that are prepared to sacrifice individuals health and well being for their own short term economic gain.”
“Shepparton needs to realise we’re in a climate crisis. While the federal government isn’t acting or making the immediate changes necessary to reverse the damage done to our environment, we can change this at a local level.”
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.
“Our parents made a big mess of our world today because they didn't know. They didn't know the back lash it would cause, but now that they know what do they do? Nothing.”
“Students have to play a major role in being a voice for change... I would like to put forward an idea to the Department of Education not to use plastic in the canteen.”
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.
Goulburn Valley Grammar School students
“It only takes one minute for Australians to produce one tonne of plastic waste.
The ‘Three Rs’ - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - of sustainability were identified by members of our school community as the best way to improve the outlook for our planet, as they are simple but practical principles that can be implemented not only on a small-scale household basis, but by the community at large with the help of the Council. ”
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!
Send us your statement via the following email address:
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.
Please contact us via the email address above if you or your organisation would like to get involved in this project.