Students from around the South-West came together in Anzac Park for the 2020 School Strike 4 Climate: Bunbury #FundOurFutureNotGas Day of Action on September 25.
Friday saw students, activists, and many others take part in protests across the country, calling for a greater focus on climate science from our leaders.
The protests, set up to be COVID-safe gatherings of around 10 to 20 people, coincided with this year's Global Day of Climate Action.
Bunbury event organisers Bella Burgemeister, 14, and Lachlan Kelly, 19, led the crowd in chanting, before calling up the Office of Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
The group left two messages with the Prime Minister, urging him to stop green-lighting gas projects and start focusing on renewable energy.
Bella and Lachlan said our state and federal governments should work towards putting together a climate-led COVID-19 recovery plan.
"It's very important that we all get together and voice our opinions," Bella said.
"We know that they [our leaders] are just trying to fund their buddies in the gas/fossil fuel industries...we want them to start thinking about our future generations."
Bella and Lachlan would like to thank all those who held up signs, gave speeches, and performed songs at Friday's event for their efforts.
Determined to raise awareness, Bella and seven others recently filed a Class Action against Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley in Federal Court over the proposed Vickery Extension Coal Project.
The group is encouraging anyone under 18 to visit equitygenerationlawyers.com/cases/sharma-v-minister-for-environment/#register and sign up to join the class action.
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