Climate Conversations

Everyone in the community will continue to experience the direct and indirect impacts of climate change, regardless of their circumstances.

Elderly or isolated people may be more affected by extreme weather events and be concerned about the legacy they’re leaving to future generations; young people may be affected by an increase in natural disasters and the increase stresses on cost of living.

We can be a community that prioritises connections and cohesion in a climate emergency.

Bridging the Divide


The World Health Organisation has declared climate change to be the biggest threat to humanity and by bridging our intergenerational divides we are about to create a stronger, more resilient community in a changing climate.

Council asked residents, young and old, their perspectives on climate change. Questions spanned from why they love the nature we live amongst in the Macedon Ranges to who what they believe other generations should be doing to ensure a safe and flourishing future.

This project resulted in multiple resources for the community:

Action on climate change can come in many forms, and ‘conversation’ offers a simple, inclusive and inspiring gateway.

Council would like to thank Central Victorian Primary Care Partnerships (now transitioned into Loddon Mallee Public Health Unit) for making this project possible. Our most sincere thanks to all community members that participated in the project.   

If you're a school or community group and would like to get a copies of the conversations cards or fact sheets, email the Environment team at