We're looking forward to bringing this initiative to the Gannawarra region later in the year...

Let’s Talk About the Weather is a program to support local communities to proactively respond to the challenges of recovery, preparedness & climate adaptation. To foster community led change, through the development of bottom-up solutions.

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Let's Talk About the Weather aims to:

Generate conversation, connection & common ground in response to floods, extreme weather events & the impacts of climate change

Broadly assist in normalising conversations around climate change

Encourage greater buy in & participation in finding locally led solutions including to build resilience & better prepare for future weather disasters

Empower local leadership to keep going & effectively deliver projects

Inspire new leadership from new community sectors

Encourage ideas & local action around relevant themes

Connect locals to existing initiatives & solutions that address flood resilience & climate change adaptation

Grow a database of people interested in climate adaptation & community resilience as a practical platform for Council & other Local Groups to continue growing capacity for this important work beyond the life of this program

This is a conversation that is building interest across regional Victoria

The first delivery was in St Arnaud in partnership with Buloke & Northern Grampians Landcare Network. Made possible thanks to funding by DEECA’s Grampians Region Climate Adaptation grant.

It’s now being delivered in the Shires of Campaspe, Loddon & Central Goldfields, supported by FRRR, through funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.

The program is effectively engaging with local businesses, residents & community organisations on critical themes of environment, adaptation, regeneration, local food, creativity & innovation. And has been a Finalist in the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards.

If you’d like to bring an initiative like this to your community to have the important conversations, get in touch with the Make a Change team via: [email protected] or 0483 104 361

“Now it’s the age for the translator… It’s the age for combining what we already have into what we need.” ~ Van Jones