THE south-west community is being urged to join a global climate strike in Warrnambool this month.
The city will host a strike on Friday, September 20, on the Civic Green.
Warrnambool Community Garden is auspicing the event and acting convenor Julie Eagles said it was a great opportunity for people who cared about the environment and climate change to show their support.
"We're not asking people to strike for the whole day - we are just saying 12.30 to 1.30pm, which could be their lunch break," she said.
"Come on down to the Civic Green and support our young people.
"There will be our (Warrnambool and Moyne Shire) youth councils taking a lead.
"Environment is a key priority for them and the agenda they have.
"People of all ages are welcome to come and show their support."
Moyne Shire youth councillor Lily Potter will be attending the strike along with her fellow youth councillors and classmates.
"We need to set an example," she said.
"We can start small in Warrnambool and influence other areas.
"It is our future being affected. We can create a brighter and healthier future for everyone."
Warrnambool artist Megan Nicholson will host a poster making workshop before the climate strike day.
People will then be able to take their newly-made posters to the strike.
From 2pm to 4pm on Sunday, September 8 community members are invited to attend the session at the Warrnambool Community Garden.
Attendees are asked to bring poster paper and all other materials will be supplied.