The second Extinction Rebellion group in the Border-North East has been formed by residents of the Indigo Shire.
Bernie Jovaras held a meeting in January after being involved in the first actions last year of the Albury-Wodonga branch.
"We met at the neighbourhood centre in Beechworth and about 80 people attended," he said.
"I gave a presentation on what Extinction Rebellion is, what their aims are, and some of their tactics.
"It was unanimous that we should form an Indigo group and do something for our own community, while being allies with Albury-Wodonga.
"It's a very broad movement; there's 66 groups in Australia and we would be the only two between Melbourne and Canberra."
Mr Jovaras, an architect who is also involved in community groups like Indigo FM, wants to challenge the misconceptions about the movement's supporters.
"I want to get away from this notion of 'Why don't these people get a job?'," Mr Jovaras said.
"I'm firmly embedded in respectable society.
"We have jobs, we're business people, and we're doing this because we need to become sustainable.
"There's people like myself who are in the 'Baby Boomer' category and we're doing this for our grandchildren and the future.
"We've enjoyed the benefits of industrialisation, but we've been a part of the problem and now we have to make amends."
People expressing interest are from Yackandandah, Beechworth and across the shire with issues like water extraction at Stanley being on the radar.
The group, which now has 100 people linked to it, hasn't decided on its first action yet, but Mr Jovaras said people wouldn't be gluing themselves to the road.
"We're not going to be disturbing normal people, we want our voices heard," he said.
"Our group will be very much focused on our shire.
"Something like 80 Australian local authorities have declared a climate emergency.
"One thing is declaring it, another is to start doing things to support the declaration.
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"There's growing concern at the lack of action in Australia to meet out commitments under the Paris agreement from 2015."
The next meeting of Indigo Extinction Rebellion will look at what the group can do to highlight the need for climate change action and how it will be structured.
They will meet on March 11 from 7pm at the Wooragee Hall.