A group of primary and high school students from the region will join with students from all over the country later this week to protest the State Government’s inaction on climate change.
They’ll gather outside NSW Parliament House on November 30 while students gather in more than twenty five towns including Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth- all with the same message.
They’re calling on politicians to take urgent action on climate change and to stop the Adani coal mine.
Smiths Hill Year 11 student Laura Charlton says while local students understand the importance of the steelworks, they have also grown up beneath the escarpment and beside some of the country’s most beautiful beaches.
“Kids across Australia want our futures protected by the Government,” she says. “We may not be voting yet but we are already making our voices heard. We ask our local MPs to take climate action, stop the Adani Coal mine, put Australia on the path of a country fuelled by green energy and make a commitment to ensuring the protection of the natural world is at the forefront of government priorities. Our future depends on it. ”