Eleven-year-old Amalia-Grace Thompson is hoping the voices of many young Australians will be heard.
I hope to live in a world that is not devastated by climate change, and where I can visit the Great Barrier Reef and see its beauty.Eleven-year-old Amalia-Grace Thompson
She will join tens of thousands of students across the country on Friday, as they take to the streets to demand political leadership of attempting to reduce the environmental and social effects of climate change.
"Politicians need to work towards 100 per cent renewables as soon as possible, stop new coal mines and find a way to stop the use of fossil fuels," she said ahead of her second organised School Strike For Climate.
"I want politicians and the public to understand that this is a crisis, and we need to act now before it’s too late.
"I hope to live in a world that is not devastated by climate change, and where I can visit the Great Barrier Reef and see its beauty."
The Tanja resident said it's important for young people's voices to be heard on important issues such as climate change.
She became inspired to research climate science after taking part in a Clean Energy For Eternity human sign, and came across the work of 16-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg, who has created a global movement.
After helping organise Bega's first strike in December last year, she was inspired to continue lobbying for action.
"If we don’t address climate change there will be more bushfires, more destructive storms and more extreme weather," she said.
"I would also like to acknowledge Alina North-Andrew, Jada Koeck and Minka Warratah who have also helped organise this strike."
Students will meet at Bega's Littleton Gardens at 11.30 am on Friday, March 15.