A climate concerned community group will meet at the Parkview Hotel on Wednesday to devise an action plan for Orange.
Futuring Orange has invited the public to formulate ways the city can contribute to a growing global movement to tackle climate change.
Founder Kate Hook said the planet's rate of decline makes it infeasible to wait for local, state or federal representatives to implement change.
VIDEO: Orange school students took part in the School Strike 4 Climate campaign:
Ms Hook said ways to expand Central West's solar farm projects, encourage the switch to electric vehicles in the city and get more solar panels on roofs will be up for discussion.
She said she gets the sense there is growing momentum for change in Orange and hopes Wednesday's meeting will help harness the common sentiment that the time for action is now.
"There's a huge pool of intelligence to draw from in Orange and a lot of the solutions to the climate crisis can be really positive for the community," she said.
Ms Hook pointed to music festivals and fundraiser events as ways to engage the public and draw attention to the climate emergency.
She said countries around the world are taking notice and the Orange students who took part in the School Strike 4 Climate event in Robertson Park pointed to a desire to take action here too.
"This meeting is so we can tell the young people in Orange 'we have heard you' 'we do recognise that this a huge issue' 'it does affect your future and we want to do something about it'," she said.
The meeting will take place upstairs at the Parkview Hotel from 5:30-7:30pm.
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