Seven-year-old Elodie said she thinks it's time older generations focus on "helping the earth" in all future decision making.
Adults should stop littering and listen to what kids have to say.Nine-year-old Narooma Public School pupil Darcy
"Kids are much faster. Adults can't keep up with us," the Bermagui Public School pupil said as she stood among around 150 people during Friday's global climate strike.
She joined 300,000 other Australians in taking to the streets, in what is being called one of the nation's largest protests in its history.
Elodie was joined by Narooma Public School pupils Darcy and Alana said they are concerned about global pollution levels affecting their future.
"Adults should stop littering and listen to what kids have to say," nine-year-old Darcy said.
One of the event's organisers, Austin Mackell, said the town's residents decided to hold their own protest to prevent large numbers of petrol powered cars from driving to Bega and back to join the larger strike action.
Mr Mackell said residents had taken to the park to push for the complete use of renewable energy in Australia by 2030, for no new gas or oil projects to be approved and for governments to begin preparing to help workers transitioning away from the fossil fuel industry.
"What the students are doing is amazing. It's the most important issue in the world," the 36-year-old said.
"It's great to also see people of all ages here today."
He said many business owners like himself have been inspired by the 'Not Business as Usual' alliance, spearheaded by Future Super CEO Simon Sheikh.
Seventy-five-year-old Bermagui resident John Carter said he was impressed to see the business sector throw their support behind the movement.
"It's about supporting the kids and the grandkids, because we've made this mess and I personally feel like there's nothing I can do.
"It's great to see old and young people here."
Bermagui resident Colin Sagar said he hopes Australian politicians listen to the concerns of the nation's youngest residents.
"Somehow the message has to come from the bottom to the very top," the 64-year-old said.
"We have to act now."
Seventy-year-old Georgina Adamson also said she is concerned about the nation her grandchildren will inherit.
"I'm here because of my grandchildren, and I hate to think about their future," she said.
"We need to take the money issue out of decisions for our future."