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Calling WA children and young people to have their say about the environment

Calling WA children and young people to have their say about the environment.

Western Australians aged under 18 are encouraged to share their views on the environment in the ‘Your Environment: Your Say’ survey launched today by WA Commissioner for Children and Young People, Jacqueline McGowan-Jones.

The survey is a chance for children and young people to have their say about how we care for the environment in Western Australia.

“My role as Commissioner is to ask children and young people what they think about issues that affect them," the Commissioner said. "When I speak to young people, one of their top concerns is the environment and climate change so I wanted to give children and young people across the State a chance to express their views in more detail on this important topic."

Topics covered include littering, caring for the natural environment and what we can do to protect our environment for the future.

The Commissioner said although many children and young people were passionate about or involved in environmental causes she hoped to source a range of diverse perspectives from people of all ages and abilities across the State. “I’d encourage parents and those who work in child-related organisations to consider sharing the survey link with children during the school holidays – make it a fun activity for the family to take part in for the younger ones who may need some assistance – it’s simple and doesn’t take long to complete."

“I look forward to hearing the views of our children and young people and reporting on the findings next year,” the Commissioner said.

The survey closes on Friday, 1 March 2024. More information can be found here.