October 29, 2018

'I'm Not Going to Stop': Schoolgirl Conservationist Inspires Passionate Debate

‘Fresh from snagging a Young Conservationist of the Year award from Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, student Sophia Skarparis has a message for politicians like those in NSW who hold out against banning single-use plastic bags.

"We are the generation that will be active," Miss Skarparis said. "This youth and this generation are so serious about caring for our common home ... I am not going to stop."

The Year 10 student from Sydney's Monte Sant'Angelo Mercy College secured the Australian Geographic Society award - presented on Friday night [26 October]- for her bag-the-ban petition that topped 12,000 signatures. That tally was enough to force a debate on Thursday in State Parliament….’

Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

Messages to: Sophia Skarparis

Visit Sophia's website Young Conservationist of the Year 2018
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