I live in the countryside and the Irish environment has always been a part of my life. I’ve always had a passion for creating awareness on climate change. I entered and won a project on sustainable fashion and was part of the green school committee throughout primary school.

I think all of this previous awareness and knowledge left me in shock at the realisation of how little our Government was doing to battle climate change. I felt for a long time that I didn’t know how to make a change, so when I saw the opportunity to be part of the youth assembly on climate I grasped it.