ABOUT 150 people gathered at Dubbo's Fire Station Arts Centre to show their support and call for stronger climate action as part of GetUp!'s National Day of Climate Action yesterday.
People turned up wearing red, orange or yellow clothes and painted tiles to add to artist Jack Randell's 'Red River' collaborative mural project.
The warm coloured hues were intended to stimulate conversation and thought on climate action issues.
The thematic mural was employed for the purpose of letting people make small contributions for a bigger cause, which Mr Randell said was consistent with the needs of climate change action.
"It's all our individual choices that make the big difference as nobody can solve it on their own and we must all do our part," Mr Randell said.
Federal member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the current debate in Canberra was not whether or not climate change was happening but rather how it was being tackled.
He said the best way to deal with this was if there was collective individual action and people re-evaluated their energy consumption.
"... Dubbo is already well advanced in taking up solar energy," he said.
Member of Mudgee District Environment Group, Kay Binns said the absence of a federal minister representing Australia at international climate talks in Poland affected locals because it meant the country does not think climate change is important.
"But we think it is," Ms Binns said.
Concerned Citizen Kerry Palmer said yesterday was a chance to bring about wider awareness for climate action change issues.
"Especially for the incumbent new government to get the message that we are switched-on, we are concerned and we want our voices to be heard," Ms Palmer said.
"It's about what we can do individually and collectively and then as a collective group, what we can do globally to address climate change issues," she said.
Fire Station Arts Centre manager Paige Williams said allowing people to add to the mural united people in Dubbo, who were working for one purpose and one goal, with others right across the country.