Concern for the earth's future is what drove almost 100 Wagga residents to fight against climate change this morning.
The rally and march saw children, students, adults, seniors and even dogs calling for the government to listen and take immediate action.
Year 12 Kooringal High School student Sophie Cooper said she "strongly believed" more young people should care about this issue.
"I am here to make sure everyone is aware about climate change and how it is changing our environment as a whole," the 17-year-old said.
"I have not been able to do the things that I would like to do, like go outside as it's just getting too hot.
"If there's more younger people involved, I feel that people might listen more but I worry that many young people don't care about this."
Sophie partook in this event three years ago and said she was pleasantly surprised to see more people involved in raising awareness.
"There was only a quarter of the people that are here now," she said.
Mates Aidan Mungai and Brett Page were participating in their first rally and stressed the importance of votes in the upcoming elections.
"By the time we have grandchildren, the world will be a hot ball of fire and inhospitable to humans," Mr Page said.
"Maybe an exaggeration, but I'd like my grandchildren to be able to walk outside.
"It's our vote and we have to make sure that people are voting for a candidate that will have a pro-productive climate change policy.
"I think we've got to put in our research into what these candidates policies are, especially when we've got two elections for us coming up this year," he said.
Mr Mungai, 25, questioned whether the government was listening after many years of climate change marches and awareness raising.
"When you've got a conservative government that's got all these lobbying interest for coal miners, it's hard to tell whether the money or the people will talk louder," he said.
Dimity Hemphill brought her two-year-old and five-year-old sons to the march because she wanted to "improve their future".
"I want my children to be involved in awareness raising because when we leave this earth, we want to leave it intact for our children," Ms Hemphill said.
"I see the changes already around me in my short time on earth, I'm only 28-years-old and the predictions from scientists for the future is really bleak and that's scary.
"We've seen changes in the river and weather and a mammal [small rodent] that has just gone extinct in the Great Barrier Reef."
Alongside Ms Hemphill, Damien Kennedy was fighting for his "kinship".
"It's important for us as Aboriginal people to look after our land," he said.
Former Wagga councillor and Greens advocate Kevin Poynter said everybody's "future is at stake" and immediate action is required.
"The government is contributing to the problem; they're propping up coal rather than exploring renewable energy and a future which has jobs for us as well," Mr Poynter said.
The Snowy Hydro 2.0 announcement at the end of February, promised sustainable and affordable energy that would create thousands of jobs for the region.
"We need to see more renewable energy, absolutely, and a transition to renewable energy rather than a resistance to phasing out coal," Mr Poynter said.
"We need to help people who are working in the coal, to translate into the new industries and move forward rather than be an anchor.
"People need to tell their local politicians that they expect governments to take action to reduce the impact of climate change."
Mr Poynter urged the government for change otherwise the "consequences are dire".