Armidale's Student Strike 4 Climate rally held in Central Park on Friday, September 20, drew in about 400 people to express their concern about climate change, and the future of this planet if we continue to do very little to address the issues.
It all seemed very straightforward. Everyone was there to show their support for climate change action, but dig a little deeper and there were slight life variations to be found.
35-year-old Emmaline Gallagher considered it more important for her to be there, than for the corporation she worked for to have staff that morning.
"I'm a little bit surprised by the number of older people here today, now that you mention it, but that's good. It means that everyone can see what's going on," she said.
"It's not just the young people and the people who can't vote.
"It's the people who can vote who are still pissy about it, and I can vote, and I do vote."
34-year-old Vanessa Bible said she was there because it was so extremely important.
"It's so scary to think that we could already be too late to curb climate change and prevent mass extinctions, and ultimately human extinction," she said.
"This is my daughter, and it's her future. It's everybody's future. We have to have hope, and we have to keep fighting, even thought it often feels as thought it is already too late.
"It's just so bewildering that it's just business as usual. Coal mining and all of these industries that exacerbate climate change are not slowing down."
15-year-old Audrey Bible said there was no point going to school to learn for her future, if there was no future.
"That's why it is so important for me to be here to protect my future, and the future of all my friends," she said.
"I think the older people here understand what we are going through. They still have families themselves, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who are also going to be caught in this."