A YOUNG Sunshine Coast eco-warrior says governments need to take action against climate change and listen to young people when making decisions about the environment.

Liam Thomalla will strike this Friday as part of the Sunshine Coast School Strike 4 Climate, which will see students walk out of school to tell politicians to take them seriously.

The seven-year-old grew a passion for the environment from his mother, Alison, who started the Ten Little Pieces movement to empower children to make a difference.

 

Liam wrote a letter to his school principal asking for his support.
Liam wrote a letter to his school principal asking for his support. Ten Little Pieces

"We need to stop using so much coal and oil and stop producing so much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere," Liam said.

"The Earth is warming up and it's dying.

"If we tried very, very hard, I think we could stop plastic from being produced."

Ms Thomalla said it was amazing to see her kids get so passionate about caring for the environment.

"I am so proud," she said.

"The children are hungry for the knowledge. They want to understand the impacts of the activities that they're doing.

"When you see the fascination and the quiet appreciation of a child... it's something that might not continue if we carry on down this path that we're on in Australia as one of the biggest polluters in the world."

Liam Thomalla has hand-painted signs to use in the Sunshine Coast School Strike 4 Climate on Friday.
Liam Thomalla has hand-painted signs to use in the Sunshine Coast School Strike 4 Climate on Friday. Ten Little Pieces

Liam has created hand-painted signs for the strike and written a letter to his school principal asking for his support.

The strike will run on Friday from 11am at Peregian Beach.

For more information visit the Sunshine Coast School Strike 4 Climate event on Facebook.


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