Students prepare their signage for the schools strike for climate change.
The global youth movement was kick-started previous year by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who had refused to go to school in order to pressure her government to take more drastic climate action.
With climate change threatening their future, they ask how adults can truly say that the world is their oyster.
"I don't know of any climate striker that genuinely wants to miss school".
'If there's something happening at your school, will you please get online and register because there's a whole community out there wanting to support you guys, young people, in that strike, ' he said. "But the reality is far different".
The protests are calling on the government to stop the Adani coal mine and to commit to 100 per cent renewable energy sources by 2030.
"I am scared, petrified of what the future looks like without an adequate climate policy".
It was a complex project but one that was absolutely worth it. Strikes are planned for Friday in Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins and Parker, joining some 700 similar actions across 71 countries. And then on the second day, people started joining me. Our society's failure to take genuine climate action is an appalling intergenerational betrayal.
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'I'm appalled that this teacher, while being paid by the taxpayer, has sought to undertake political activity, ' Mr Stokes said. "It's so important as youth for us to galvanise each other and the stuff that we truly care about, and that we're passionate about". "At this time, more than ever, we need to listen to the voices of young people". However in the upcoming federal election, there are some beacons of hope for climate action.
A rapidly growing movement of young people around the world have been inspired by the actions of Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old climate activist.
How did you feel after Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated there should be "more learning" and "less activism" in schools after last year's climate strike? What is your response to these comments?
Most climate strikers learn about the causes and dangers of climate change at school and it is their passion for their education that pushes them to take a stand on the issue.
"Our political leaders have wasted decades in denial and inaction and because our time is running out, we have chose to take action to clean up your mess", she stated in her speech in the European Social and Economic Committee (ESEE) in February.
Climate Leaders is an initiative that aims to put a spotlight on the candidates with a strong stance for climate action in the upcoming election.
"Too often we make this assessment that to make an impact we have to be of voting age". We want our students to be politically aware and civically engaged.