The second in Macedon Ranges Shire Council's (MRSC) Cool Changes series, the Woodend Region community followed in the footsteps of Malmsbury to develop a hyper-local climate change action plan.
Initially designed as a face-to-face program, COVID-19 restrictions led HIP V. HYPE to redesign the program so it could continue online. Using the Crowdicity platform, HV.H created a online hub where community participants could brainstorm action ideas, vote and comment and access project resources, including an instructional video and a climate change conversation kit.
Macedon Ranges Shire Council
Online workshops created space for community conversation and decision-making, alongside which project participants hosted small group sessions to connection around their particular areas of passion. HV.H drafted the plan in partnership with community leaders.
- Delivered an online community engagement workshop series to support community decision-making for the Action Plan
- Developed an online community consultation and collaboration platform to support the creation of actions
- Developed conversation kits to encourage locals to have climate change conversations with friends and neighbours
- Drafted the Action Plan