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10-year-old gives Vernon council climate change lesson

Neave Allen with her grandmother Huguette Allen, outside city hall in Vernon Monday. (Brady Strachan/CBC)

Not every 10-year-old understands climate change -- and it takes something else to petition local government leaders to take action to fight it.

But that's exactly what a student at Beairsto Elementary School, in Vernon, did this week.

Monday, Neave Allen addressed Vernon City Council and gave city leaders a list of things they could be doing to reduce greenhouse emissions and protect melting arctic ice for polar bears.

In the following audio Neave explains her concerns to city council, then Daybreak guest host Rebecca Zandbergen speaks with her and her mother Martina about why Neave took action.

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