The Bathurst Community Climate Action Network [BCCAN] will stage a 'COVID-safe' day of action on Friday calling for continued conversations around a need to solve the issue of climate change.
To demonstrate support for the School Strike For Climate [SS4C] National Day of Action, BCCAN will stage four separate demonstrations throughout the day.
The first demonstration will take place outside Bathurst Regional Council Chamber from 8.30am to 9.30am, before moving to Bathurst MP Paul Toole's office for a second demonstration between 11am and 12pm.
A third demonstration will take place between 1pm and 2pm outside Calare MP Andrew Gee's Bathurst office, which will be followed by a 'walk for the planet' community event to be held at Denison Bridge between 4pm and 5pm.
This year's demonstrations will take strict COVID-safe precautions with participants unable to gather in groups of more than 20 and COVID marshals will be present reminding people to social distance.
BCCAN president Jack Fry said the demonstrations will focus on the message Fund Our Future, Not Gas.
"We appeal to the federal government to drop plans to underwrite gas projects which involve development of new pipelines and new onshore and offshore gas fracking projects," Mr Fry said.
"Renewable energy is cheaper than it has ever been, and electric vehicles are set to hit price parity by 2023."
"This call to action is not only about preparing for the future, but working on the present to ensure younger generations have a future."
Although COVID-19 has dominated news headlines for much of the year, Mr Fry said the pandemic has, by no means, squandered the danger of climate change.
"We're in the middle of two crises, it's not one or the other," he said.
"BCCAN considers climate change to be the most significant threat to the planet and once we hit the tipping point [two degrees of global warming], it won't exactly be a point of no return, but of very difficult return."
Participants are asked to wear yellow on the day and to keep moving at all times.
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