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Caroline advises the Government

HILLFIELD schoolgirl Caroline Camm has taken her eco-friendly ideas all the way to Parliament.

HILLFIELD schoolgirl Caroline Camm has taken her eco-friendly ideas all the way to Parliament.

The super-green teen was one of several children invited to Westminster to meet Ed Milliband, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

And one of her ideas could even find its way into the Government’s election manifesto.

Thirteen-year-old Caroline is part of the Generation Green think tank - a group of 22 young people giving their views on climate change.

She was invited to join the group after writing a short essay on her green ideas.

“It was a great experience to go to Parliament and meet Ed Milliband,” said the Solihull School pupil.

“As a group we talked about some of the ideas we had for helping the environment. I came up with the ideas of banning the stand-by switch, which Ed Milliband said he would use in the manifesto.”

Before their appointment in Parliament, the team had been taken to the Met Office, a zero-carbon community and a state-of-the-art recycling centre.

The group then came up with six ideas to present to Mr Milliband last Tuesday (February 9).

“The children that are part of Generation Green have come up with some really powerful and practical ideas in their manifesto,” he said.

“I hope they don’t mind if I borrow some of their proposals.”

During her visit to London, Caroline also met Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Greg Barker, and Solihull’s own MP Lorely Burt.

 

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