School Strike 4 Climate Bunbury to be held on Friday, September 20

Raising awareness: Krishan Burgemeister, 12, and Bella Burgemeister, 13, are looking forward to the School Strike 4 Climate Bunbury on September 20.
Raising awareness: Krishan Burgemeister, 12, and Bella Burgemeister, 13, are looking forward to the School Strike 4 Climate Bunbury on September 20.

Sending a message to leaders across Australia and the globe, more than 100 students and adults will take part in the School Strike 4 Climate Bunbury on Friday, September 20.

Inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (16), teenagers in Victoria launched the school strike initiative in October 2018.

In March, 150,000 Australian students participated in the second School Strike 4 Climate.

The event saw more than 1.5 million people engage in 2000-plus strikes in over 100 countries.

This Friday, students and adults will gather at Anzac Park, in Bunbury's CBD, from 11am to 1pm.

School Strike 4 Climate Bunbury organisers Bella Burgemeister and Lachlan Kelly want to see Australia's State and Federal politicians take "urgent action on climate change".

"Greta inspired students across the globe to take part in the School Strike 4 Climate initiative," Bella said.

"We have three demands - 100 per cent renewables by 2030, no new coal/gas/oil projects (including the Adani mine), and no new fossil fuel initiatives.

"Those in attendance on Friday will get the chance to learn a bit more about climate change.

"I'm hoping that we can educate more people in the South-West about the severity of this issue."

Last month saw Bella address the City of Bunbury Council about the impact of climate change.

Interested in taking part? Visit schoolstrike4climate.com/ to find out more about the initiative.