PARADE wonders how many Bathurst students will take part in the planned Global Climate Strike next Friday, September 20.
And Parade also wonders how many of their parents - and their schools - will be happy to see it happen.
Strikes have been planned right across the country to raise awareness of concerns over the environment.
A Bathurst rally has been planned for outside the court house from noon-2pm and, according to the Bathurst Global Climate Strike Facebook page, it's an opportunity for people to "confront the climate crisis when our politicians won't".
"Australia is already on the frontlines of the climate crisis," the page states.
"Prolonged drought. Flash flooding. Catastrophic bushfires, severe cyclones and heatwaves.
"But just at the time when we need to ramp up climate solutions, we have elected a government that wants to open the floodgates to new coal, oil and gas projects that put all of us at risk.
"So, on September 20, three days before the UN Emergency Climate Summit, school students are inviting everyone to join us for our biggest ever global #ClimateStrike."
Strikes are planned all over the country. We'll wait and see what sort of response it gets in Bathurst.
CSU supporting strike action
ONE local learning institution that's already on board with the climate strike is Charles Sturt University.
CSU says it has a has a proud record of environmental initiatives and will support students and staff who choose to attend the School Strike for Climate protests.
"No Charles Sturt student or staff member will be penalised ... for attending the SSC events, which are an admirably peaceful and powerful way of advocating for much-needed action to address climate change," acting vice-chancellor Professor John Germov said.
Professor Germov said the stance was consistent with CSU's commitment to environmental causes, including its CSU Green program, the roll-out of one of Australia's largest roof-top solar systems and its "war on waste" campaign that has eliminated plastic straws.