Reece, 16, QLD

“I wish the government knew the importance of the Earth’s health. Understandably, the world can feel like a dark place. War, famine and social inequality runs rampant. But I genuinely believe that ultimately the environment needs to stop being pushed under the rug.

It saddens me to see that far too often governments and corporations don’t prioritise needs of the environment and consider climate change and environmental impact. I wish the government saw these areas as an investment in the future, because ultimately without a safe and healthy Earth, further political, social and economic matters can’t function.”