Our environmental warriors
ADELE Finch and Leah Varley are doing their bit to help save the planet.
The Year 10 Coffs Harbour High School students are active campaigners and ambassadors for the environment.
They are among 50 students in Melbourne this week for the Australian Youth Climate Change Coalition Forum, where they will learn how each of us can change things for the better.
"We're going to learn how to improve the environment, and bring back that knowledge to our local community," Adele said.
"We want to be able to come back and teach people about global warming and how we can individually make a difference.
"If we don't protect the environment and help it, there'll be nothing left to save. The environment is very important.
"Global warming is one of the big issues we face at the moment. The ozone layer is thinning.
"Basically, we're overheating. The ice caps are melting, which will flood millions of people out of their homes."
Leah said everyone should be involved in preserving our environment and she also believed global warming was a massive problem.
Both girls are members of their school's environmental representative council and were handpicked by their science teacher, Marc Miller, to attend the forum.
"It's great. This trip provides a real structure for them. They're going to a real conference where politicians have to listen to what they say," Mr Miller said.