Bunbury citizens engage in #ThisIsClimateChange Solidarity Sit-Down

The South-West community has sent a strong message to Australia's state and federal governments.

Organised by Bella Burgemeister (13) and Lachlan Kelly (18), a #ThisIsClimateChange Solidarity Sit-Down event was held at Koombana Bay on November 29.

Indigenous artist Troy Bennell delivered an Acknowledgement of Country, before local band Subtraction entertained the crowd.

Bella, Lachlan, and the other attendees acknowledged all those impacted by the recent bushfires in Queensland and New South Wales.

"We came together to sit in solidarity with the victims of the bushfires," he said.

"It feels great seeing so many young people being involved in this campaign."

In conjunction with the Australian Red Cross, the group raised funds to help the communities who were hit hardest by the fires.

Bella said governments in Australia and around the world should move away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy alternatives.

"Climate change is real and is the primary cause of these bushfires. We want to get that message out to the community," she said.

"We also want the state and federal governments to start making significant changes."

Community members in 60 cities and towns across Australia took part in last week's #ThisIsClimateChange campaign.

The protesters all voiced their concerns about the current climate crisis.

Visit the School Strike 4 Climate Facebook page for more information.