Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh has announced his receipt of a petition from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, which a whole 700 students have been persuaded to sign.
The petition was presented by 23 young Canberrans as part of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition’s (AYCC) campaign encouraging young people to have their voice heard in the carbon pricing debate.
“These students are just some of the many who care deeply about acting on climate change,” said Andrew Leigh.
“They understand pricing carbon is the right thing to do both environmentally and economically.
Students from Campbell High School, University of Canberra, and the Australian National University discussed with Andrew Leigh why pricing carbon pollution was important to them and their peers.
“I’m proud to be standing with Canberrans from all walks of life for a price on carbon,” concluded Andrew Leigh.
One wonders what other causes could attract the signatures of 700 students if enough pretty girls manned a table in the common room smiling winsomely?
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