Young climate advocate lobby for review of Litter Act

September 23, 2019 12:35 pm

Young people driving climate action around the world were able to showcase their solutions at the United Nations Climate Summit last weekend.

Fiji student AnnMary Raduva is in New York and says her generation is cleaning up a mess they did not create.

The 15-year-old eco-champ says while her journey hasn’t been easy she hopes to return from New York more determined to lobby the government to review its Litter Act and classify balloon-releasing as littering.

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Raduva also joined more than 40,000 demonstrators in New York for the Global Climate strike.

She said it was a powerful gathering at Lower Manhattan as they joined forces with the young and old to demand their governments and leaders to stop talking about the climate crisis but to put their words into action.

Raduva also hopes to organize a similar march in Suva later in the year for young children in Fiji.