It has been six months since a group of Northern Tasmanian youth climate leaders met, but when they revisited their goals on Tuesday they realised how far they had come in that time.
Tasmanian Youth Climate Leaders Conference delegates from school across the region met at West Launceston Primary School to review the plans set at their first event in March and present their results.
Scotch Oakburn student Chloe McCann said the first event in March gave students a chance to find out about their passions and how they related to climate.
"We talked about all these little steps that will, in turn, create a big power shift in cultural change within our community," Chloe said.
The school's youth climate leaders presented a petition signed by hundreds of students to City of Launceston Council asking for FOGO bins as a result of their participation in the event.
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Youth facilitator Toby Thorpe said Tuesday's session was a culmination of months of work by students and their mentors.
"The conference connects who's who in sustainability and shows them how they can work together," Mr Thorpe said.
Gardening Australia host Costa Georgiadis was a mentor and was thrilled to see how the students' ideas had developed.
"I've been supporting and encouraging the students to nurture and build connections to change the narrative for their future," Mr Georgiadis said.
"The most positive thing I've seen is the fact that not only has there been predictably good outcomes, but I'm taking more from the challenges, speed humps and difficulties they've had to confront because that emulates the realities of the real world and that even the best intentions don't cut through if you don't understand and apply your positivity in a way that brings everyone with you."
The conference involved 30 schools and colleges from around the state.
It was held in Hobart on Monday and heads to Burnie on Wednesday.
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