Youth climate plea

THE new Fremantle Youth Network has popped up publicly for the first time, asking Fremantle council to help them convince the next federal government to take more action on climate change.

The 15-member FNW wrote to the council this week congratulating it for being part of the One Planet initiative, but saying members are frustrated they can’t add their votes to influence this weekend’s election.

“When I lived in Malaysia for seven years we had to take days off because of all the pollution,” the group’s youngest member, Snow Seymour (12) wrote.

“We had to wear ‘haze masks’ to go to school and we had to eat inside, so it really made me realise from a young age what we are doing to the world, especially with all the traffic a no one doing anything about it.

The letter says the election will set the course for Australia’s climate change future.

“Will you be our voice to highlight this issue?” the statement concluded.

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