Neighbours' Matty Wilson opens up about how we can protect the environment

Neighbours star Matty Wilson shares some easy ways people can help save animals and the environment.

Video transcript

MATT WILSON: One thing that I didn't realize about WWF is that they're not just about wildlife. They're about such-- they've got such a broader scope of works and of what they do, anywhere from giving you ideas on how to reduce your use of plastic, to how to become more green in general, to protecting wildlife and landscapes, and protecting trees and everything. And the work they do is absolutely phenomenal.

And there is so much information on there on how you can help as well. And it's not hard. You don't have to get on a plane. And you don't have to walk through the forest and plant trees if you don't want to. There's actually so many other ways that you can help.

And the website at the moment, including the backyard tool, which is a new one released for National Threatened Species Day, that basically is a website where you can go on, type in your post code, and it pops up with all of the threatened species that might be in your backyard, or were, once upon a time. And you get to see pictures of them and learn some information and some really fun facts about them.

It's like, I'm only 34 years old. And I've already seen 1 in 100 or 1 in a thousand-year floods, the most devastating bushfires Australia has had since records began. The natural disasters seem to keep going. 50% of the Great Barrier Reef has been bleached, and I'm only 34 years old. So it feels like, in a-- sorry to be morbid, but it feels like we're in a downhill spiral. And there is ways that we can do that to help curb that fall and stop it. And I think that if we can inspire people to do that, then it might leave the world a better place for our kids.