Hastings Parents for the Environment (HP4E) members are ramping up their action in a push to get Port Macquarie-Hastings Council to declare a climate emergency.
On Friday, November 29 members of the group are staging a Solidarity Sit-Down for increased support for Indigenous Land management, the Rural Fire Service and real climate action.
They invite members of the community to join them at the Glasshouse Forecourt, Port Macquarie from 12pm.
At the November council meeting Rachel Sheppard, member of the HP4E, addressed councillors on the issue of climate change action.
"Solutions for climate change already exist. All we need is the political power to make it happen," she said.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Mayor Peta Pinson asked Rachel if she was an activist or an environmentalist, as she said action that activists take at times can be aggressive.
In response, Rachel said she feels very lucky to step into activism when the social movement is really picking up pace.
"I get to come in at a point when people can see the bushfires...People are getting on board and I get to be part of the energy of that movement," she said.
HP4E member Ruth Allen, said inaction on the climate crisis is contributing to catastrophic fire conditions and summer hasn't even begun.
Local sit-downs over the last few weeks have been cancelled due smoke from the fires.
Ms Allen pointed out the irony of cancelling the climate change action sit-downs, due to catastrophic fires.
HP4E members are calling on the government to acknowledge warnings by Indigenous leaders, scientists and firefighters of the bushfire crisis.
Ms Allen said community members are sitting down because they want politicians to stand up for our future.
Members will also collect donations for the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal.
People who can't join the sit-down event on Friday can stage their own at a location of their choice.
"We invite people to post pictures of themselves holding a placard that communicates how they feel about the climate emergency," Ms Allen said.
"This way they can sit shoulder-to-shoulder with others to show their support for fire-impacted communities and firefighters, and help raise funds for disaster recovery."
More information can be accessed at the Solidarity Sit-Down for Climate Action Facebook event page.
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