Two superstar sisters who would happily ditch Disney films to watch David Attenborough documentaries have become online hits – after filming themselves litter picking to shame older residents to keep their streets clean.
Megan Bavin, nine, and Holly, 10, became passionate about recycling, and reducing their carbon footprint a year ago after watching Blue Planet.
And the pair have been shaming litter bug residents in Solihull, West Mids, by posting videos of them being left to clean up locals’ litter.
The young campaigners – who pick up litter every time they see it – have even given a presentation at school and set up stands outside their home to educate others.
Proud mum, Debbi Bavin, 38, has been busy helping her daughters set up their own website which went live earlier this month [April 19]
Marketing manager, Debbi said: “It all started last year when they decided to use their pocket money to sponsor animals; Megan orangutans and Holly elephants.
“They began watching David Attenborough and researching the effects of palm oil.
“They have been passionate ever since and tell all their friends about how it effects the orangutans and began researching climate crisis.
“They now make scripts and edit their videos for me to post online and have been known to stand outside our house with posters.
“Their dad Michael and I, are really proud but also a bit apprehensive about their intense passion at such a young age.
“You’d expect them to be chatting with their friends and making up dance routines, not researching all these facts and worrying about animals becoming extinct.”
The sisters upload content weekly to their website ecowarriorsisters.co.uk.
Megan said: “Older people don’t realise that their grandchildren may not have a future.
“We are destroying our planet and if it gets one degree hotter, there is nothing we can do.
“Why are we studying at school when we don’t even have a future?
“We all need to work together and do something about it now.
“My sister and I have set up a gazebo and given out cakes to talk to other people about the climate.
“I have sent letters to CEO of Mondelez International and Cadbury’s telling them they need to change what palm oil they use to make it sustainable.
“We chose to spend our pocket money on adopting animals. We have adopted an elephant, snow leopard and an Orangutan.
“We both really love animals and don’t want them to get killed and eventually extinct.”
The pair opt to watch Greta Thunburg and David Attenborough documentaries over Disney films most days.
Holly said: “We are trying to do what is best for the planet, we recycle, walk where we can and switch lights off.
“Sometimes our friends don’t really care and that is why we campaign and created a website to tell more people.
“The older people don’t care as much when we tell them about the climate change as they think it is too late for them.
“We are going to keep fighting and keep spreading the word.”