Eleven-year-old Jada Koeck has already experienced first-hand the devastating effects of bushfire and drought. She will be one of hundreds of thousands of students across the world to join Friday's Global Climate Strike.
No-one is too young to make a difference.Eleven-year-old climate campaigner Jada Koeck
"Our environment is so dry now that we couldn't keep sheep because there's not enough grass. We might have to move our horses too," the Numbugga resident said.
She has helped organise previous School Strike 4 Climate events, and said young people want to see an end to "fossil fuel use", and the adoption of complete renewable energy use by the year 2030.
"It's not true what people say about us just saying what our parents think. I have learnt everything about climate change myself. No-one is too young to make a difference," Jada said.
School Strike 4 Climate organisers said in a statement this week "the costs of inaction are too great".
"We see that there are enormous opportunities to create good, safe and secure jobs in response to the climate crisis, for governments to invest in sustainable infrastructure, to properly support communities and to transform our economy in a way that leaves no-one behind," they said.
"Tackling the climate crisis requires us to rapidly transition beyond coal, oil and gas to 100 per cent renewable energy, and to provide the workers and communities affected most by this transition with the support they deserve in the process."
Nineteen-year-old Dr George Mountain resident and climate action campaigner Hannah Doole said young people want a renewable future.
"I think the role of the strike is to elevate the stakes, and make visible the fact they don't want to support industries of destruction," Ms Doole said.
"The difference between the reality of the world and a just world means morally giving some things up to create change."
Local business will be involved in the strike for the first time, with Candelo Bulk Wholefoods set to close its doors for two hours during the day.
"We deliberately keep our margins as low as we can to ensure we can supply food that is affordable, wholesome, organic and with minimal packaging, whilst paying a fair wage to the people who work. Supporting local producers within our community is key to our business," the co-operative's director Robert Tombs said.
Clean Energy for Eternity founder Matthew Nott said a shift from an economic reliance on carbon will bring jobs to the region via new investment.
"It's basic high school physics that if the rate of carbon dioxide goes up the planet warms, which it is," he said.
"By the time my grandchildren are my age the world is going to be four degrees warmer, which is described by the World Bank as a warming which will exceed civilisation's ability to adapt."
Bermagui will also host a picnic at the Dickson Park Playground on Lamont St from 11am.