Climate change's place in the everyday mindset of people can be of an unalterable and extremely concerning concept.
We know such change is upon us, whether that be from hearing stories of the Greenland ice melt or or being aware that the seasons are getting hotter and drier.
It is what worries many, yet at an individual level the frustration is the apparent inability to do anything about effective change.
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That, it seems, is in the hands of governments, not only here but especially overseas.
Australia has a small population, but where the numbers are enormous, such as India and China with their rapidly growing middle-classes, the appetite for energy is enormous.
Thankfully, at least, we do hear stories of innovative approaches being taken to develop technology that makes sustainable energy a genuine contender for providing nations' needs into the future.
But at the ground level, there has also long been many groups and individuals working hard to both protect and enhance our environment.
At the forefront of that in country areas such as the Border region has been Landcare Australia.
Landcare has spent decades harnessing the power of innovative thinking combined with countless hours of volunteer work to make things better.
What makes that change so significant is the grassroots approach taken by the many Landcare groups in our communities.
The secret of its success is quite simply in giving ordinary people the confidence that comes with being able to do it themselves.
Our farmers have been especially strong supporters of the movement, but so have the residents of our towns and cities.
The 22-member Wodonga Urban Landcare Network is now off to the national titles.
We congratulate all on such an outstanding achievement, one that creates pathways to better futures.