The Sustainable Hour http://www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour en-au ℗ & © 2017 Mik Aidt & Anthony Gleeson Clean, green and sustainable solutions in Geelong Mik Aidt & Anthony Gleeson 'The Sustainable Hour' is about how we can make our own houses and appartments, our gardens and streets, our own little city both greener, cleaner, more beautiful, nicer to live in, healthier, cheaper, and more fun on top of it. Available in iTunes. 'The Sustainable Hour' is about how we can make our own houses and appartments, our gardens and streets, our own little city both greener, cleaner, more beautiful, nicer to live in, healthier, cheaper, and more fun on top of it. Available in iTunes. Mik Aidt & Anthony Gleeson tsh@climatesafety.info The Sustainable Hour: Ten Stars to community repowering and clever housing Anthony Gleeson, Rusty and Mik Aidt Guests: Sally Groom, Julie Dingle, Tim Adams Sally Groom and Julie Dingle from Anglesea Community Energy and Ten Star architect Tim Adams from f2 talk community renewables, clever housing and star rating systems. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour182 Sally Groom and Julie Dingle from Anglesea Community Energy and Ten Star architect Tim Adams from f2 talk community renewables, clever housing and star rating systems. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour182 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/18617.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=18617 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:18:10 +1000 52:03 renewable energy, community energy, Anglesea The Sustainable Hour: Power to the truth Anthony Gleeson and Mik Aidt Michelle Maloney, Tim Buckley, Al Gore, Elon Musk, Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Klein The New Economy: conference in Brisbane in September. Al Gore's documentary 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power' premiers. Green bonds, carbon tax. More information on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour181 The New Economy: conference in Brisbane in September. Al Gore's documentary 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power' premiers. Green bonds, carbon tax. More information on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour181 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/18597.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=18597 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:58:53 +1000 55:32 climate change The Sustainable Hour: Zero carbon, zero waste: Barwon Water shows a way Anthony Gleeson, Rusty and Mik Aidt Tracey Slatter, Adam Cunningham, Tamara DiMattina, Fred Schultz In today's Sustainable Hour we meet CEO of Barwon Water, Tracey Slatter, and Barwon Water's Refurb Project Manager Adam Cunningham for a talk about their organisation's new headquarters, the first five green star refurbished building in our region, and with Tamara DiMattina from The New Joneses and Fred Schultz of Fred's Tiny Houses about tiny houses. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour180 In today's Sustainable Hour we meet CEO of Barwon Water, Tracey Slatter, and Barwon Water's Refurb Project Manager Adam Cunningham for a talk about their organisation's new headquarters, the first five green star refurbished building in our region, and with Tamara DiMattina from The New Joneses and Fred Schultz of Fred's Tiny Houses about tiny houses. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour180 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/18590.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=18590 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:06:36 +1000 50:44 renewable energy Now spreadable: Geelong's clever and creative future vision Anthony Gleeson, Rusty and Mik Aidt Guests: Dr Simone Boer, Dr Kathy Alexander, Erin 'Rogue Ginger' Rose, Suzette Jackson Dr Simone Boer and Dr Kathy Alexander talk about the new 30-year vision for Geelong, Erin 'Rogue Ginger' Rose about living a zero waste life style, and Suzette Jackson about a new farmers market in West Geelong. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour179 Dr Simone Boer and Dr Kathy Alexander talk about the new 30-year vision for Geelong, Erin 'Rogue Ginger' Rose about living a zero waste life style, and Suzette Jackson about a new farmers market in West Geelong. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour179 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/18557.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=18557 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:15:23 +1000 52:04 climate change, Geelong The Sustainable Hour: Delusional podcasters delve in natural climate solutions Anthony Gleeson, Rusty and Mik Aidt Guests: Verity Morgan-Schmidt, Peter Andrews, Alan Broughton Australian Farmers for Climate Action CEO Verity Morgan-Schmidt, natural sequence farming expert Peter Andrews, and agriculture researcher Alan Broughton share their insights about natural and agricultural solutions to the climate change crisis. More information on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour178 Australian Farmers for Climate Action CEO Verity Morgan-Schmidt, natural sequence farming expert Peter Andrews, and agriculture researcher Alan Broughton share their insights about natural and agricultural solutions to the climate change crisis. More information on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour178 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/18543.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=18543 Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:18:00 +1000 53:33 agriculture, climate change, The Sustainable Hour: Community in the offing to stop Adani Anthony Gleeson, Rusty and Mik Aidt Guest: Stephen Higgs Former Ballarat Grammar principal Stephen Higgs explains about why he and the newly formed community alliance #StopAdani Geelong has set a goal to stop the construction of Adani's $16 billion dollar coal mine in Queensland. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour177 Former Ballarat Grammar principal Stephen Higgs explains about why he and the newly formed community alliance #StopAdani Geelong has set a goal to stop the construction of Adani's $16 billion dollar coal mine in Queensland. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour177 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/18507.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=18507 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 10:58:43 +1000 52:12 coal, climate change, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour: Learning to bee cooperative and plastic free Jack Nyhof, Anthony Gleeson, Rusty and Mik Aidt Guests: Mark Colley, Heidi Taylor With Mark Colley from Golden Plains Honey and Heidi Taylor from Tangaroa Blue Foundation - more info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour176 With Mark Colley from Golden Plains Honey and Heidi Taylor from Tangaroa Blue Foundation - more info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour176 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/18488.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=18488 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 08:51:10 +1000 52:34 sustainability, climate change, renewable energy, honey, bees The Sustainable Hour: Journeys to eco-solutions Anthony Gleeson, Rusty and Mik Aidt Guests: Mazher Iqbal Mohammed, Jack Meehan, Tom Hunt More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour175 More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour175 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/18461.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=18461 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 13:46:39 +1000 57:18 renewable energy, climate change, plastic, The Sustainable Hour: War on coal and plastic Anthony Gleeson, Rusty and Mik Aidt David Spratt, Robert Skehan More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour174 More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour174 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/18439.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=18439 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:31:46 +1000 49:34 sustainability, plastic, renewable energy, climate change The Sustainable Hour: Grassroots and artists rise to make our planet green again Anthony Gleeson, Rusty and Mik Aidt Jason Smith, Leigh Ewbank, Cam Walker More info on http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour173 More info on http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour173 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/18393.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=18393 Sat, 17 Jun 2017 11:48:45 +1000 53:10 sustainability, climate change, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour: The slow fashion revolution of a creative city Anthony Gleeson, Rusty and Mik Aidt Guests: Shannon Threlfall, Joy Kyriacou, Laura Spalding, Byron Smith More information on http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour172 More information on http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour172 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/18349.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=18349 Fri, 09 Jun 2017 10:55:08 +1000 51:17 Climate change, renewable energy, Stop Adani The Sustainable Hour: Standing your ground for the bigger picture Anthony Gleeson, Rusty and Mik Aidt Guest: Petra Goerschel #StopAdani - More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour171 #StopAdani - More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour171 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/18317.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=18317 Sat, 03 Jun 2017 01:16:07 +1000 51:49 renewable energy, climate change The Sustainable Hour: Key to our future: citizen-led education, life-long learning Anthony Gleeson, Rusty and Mik Aidt Guests: Simone Boer, Andrew Gaines More information and links on http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour170 More information and links on http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour170 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/18257.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=18257 Sun, 28 May 2017 00:03:12 +1000 53:14 renewable energy The Sustainable Hour: Looking back from the future Anthony Gleeson, Rusty and Mik Aidt Dr Roger Dargaville, Kate Simpson, eight Deakin students For more information and links, go to www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour169 For more information and links, go to www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour169 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/18169.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=18169 Thu, 18 May 2017 17:14:41 +1000 52:51 sustainability, climate change, stop adani, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour: Active citizens getting clever and creative Anthony Gleeson, Rusty and Mik Aidt Guest: Samuel Pottenger Audio clips with Geelong's Chair of Administrators Dr Kathy Alexander, singer Missy Higgins, Nobel laureate professor Peter Doherty, American author and 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben, comedy duo John Clarke & Bryan Dawe, satire duo Juice Media, stand-up comedian Tom Gleeson, anti-coal mine campaigner Wendy Bowman. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour168 Audio clips with Geelong's Chair of Administrators Dr Kathy Alexander, singer Missy Higgins, Nobel laureate professor Peter Doherty, American author and 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben, comedy duo John Clarke & Bryan Dawe, satire duo Juice Media, stand-up comedian Tom Gleeson, anti-coal mine campaigner Wendy Bowman. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour168 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/18130.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=18130 Fri, 12 May 2017 09:31:50 +1000 52:16 sustainability, climate change, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour: Cyclones, cyclists, zero carbon and a coal baron Anthony Gleeson, Rusty and Mik Aidt Mandy Nolan, Jesper Sølund, Alan Todd and nine politicians See more information, videos and links on http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour167 See more information, videos and links on http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour167 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/18053.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=18053 Fri, 05 May 2017 13:19:52 +1000 53:04 sustainability, climate change, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - To care or not to care. That's the question Anthony Gleeson, Rusty and Mik Aidt Dorthe Pedersen, Tim Buckley, Guy Abrahams, Graeme Stockton Meet Dorthe Pedersen, co-founder of Cycling Without Age, Tim Buckley, industry analyst from Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Guy Abrahams, CEO of Climarte and director of the festival Arts+Climate=Change, and Graeme Stockton, co-organiser of the Forum on Growth and Its Impact Meet Dorthe Pedersen, co-founder of Cycling Without Age, Tim Buckley, industry analyst from Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Guy Abrahams, CEO of Climarte and director of the festival Arts+Climate=Change, and Graeme Stockton, co-organiser of the Forum on Growth and Its Impact http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/18011.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=18011 Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:43:24 +1000 51:13 sustainability, coal, energy, climate change The Sustainable Hour - The new climate for consensus Anthony Gleeson, Rusty and Mik Aidt Guests: Kate Ferris, Buckman Coe, Catherine Meeson An hour's radio-podcast around the new climate for consensus among scientists, artists and politicians. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour165 An hour's radio-podcast around the new climate for consensus among scientists, artists and politicians. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour165 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/17938.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=17938 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:57:23 +1000 51:58 sustainability, science, climate change, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - Podcast to council and youth leaders: Meet the climate realists Anthony Gleeson, Rusty and Mik Aidt Guests: Kim Le Cerf, Trent McCarthy and Jack Nyhof An hour's radio-podcast calling all Australian councils and the youth: We urge you to listen to these three community leaders - a mayor, a councillor and a high school student - who lead the way with inspirational climate solutions and resolutions. More info on http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour164 An hour's radio-podcast calling all Australian councils and the youth: We urge you to listen to these three community leaders - a mayor, a councillor and a high school student - who lead the way with inspirational climate solutions and resolutions. More info on http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour164 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/17930.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=17930 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:34:49 +1000 55:59 sustainability, climate change The Sustainable Hour - Climate and coal: It is when we get together real action begins Anthony Gleeson, Rusty and Mik Aidt Guests: Steven Reddington, Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald, Danny Kennedy See more info on http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour163 See more info on http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour163 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/17836.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=17836 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:13:56 +1000 52:35 sustainability, climate change, coal, The Sustainable Hour - Movement to stop coal aims to become unstoppable Anthony Gleeson, Rusty and Mik Aidt Guests: Doug Rolfe, Anine Cummins Our guests in The Sustainable Hour on 29 March are Doug Rolfe from the Alternative Technology Association, and Anine Cummins from 350.org Melbourne - as the largest anti-coal movement in Australia's history is kicked off, aimed at stopping Adani's mega coal mine in Queensland, the country's dirtiest coalfired powerplant closes, and local councils and businesses increasingly show leadership and take initiatives to protect our climate. More info on http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour162 Our guests in The Sustainable Hour on 29 March are Doug Rolfe from the Alternative Technology Association, and Anine Cummins from 350.org Melbourne - as the largest anti-coal movement in Australia's history is kicked off, aimed at stopping Adani's mega coal mine in Queensland, the country's dirtiest coalfired powerplant closes, and local councils and businesses increasingly show leadership and take initiatives to protect our climate. More info on http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour162 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/17798.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=17798 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:09:49 +1100 49:25 sustainability, coal, renewable energy, climate change The Sustainable Hour - Climate change means water change Anthony Gleeson, Rusty and Mik Aidt Guests: Ernesto Sanchez, Taryn Lane, Steve Posselt Our guests in The Sustainable Hour on World Water Day on 22 March 2017 are: Ernesto Sanchez, worm farmer and permaculture enthusiast, Taryn Lane from Hepburn Wind who runs a community-funded hydro project, and Steve Posselt who is a water engineer and talks on "our waterways as sponges, not drains". More information on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour161 Our guests in The Sustainable Hour on World Water Day on 22 March 2017 are: Ernesto Sanchez, worm farmer and permaculture enthusiast, Taryn Lane from Hepburn Wind who runs a community-funded hydro project, and Steve Posselt who is a water engineer and talks on "our waterways as sponges, not drains". More information on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour161 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/17731.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=17731 Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:32:27 +1100 50:30 sustainability, climate change The Sustainable Hour: Grown, gathered and united as one Anthony Gleeson, Rusty and Mik Aidt Peter Yacono, Matt Purbrick, Miriam Lyons The Sustainable Hour of Power: Interviews with Peter Yacono, director of the documentary film Our Power, and Matt Purbrick, co-author of the book Grown & Gathered. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour160 The Sustainable Hour of Power: Interviews with Peter Yacono, director of the documentary film Our Power, and Matt Purbrick, co-author of the book Grown & Gathered. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour160 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/17631.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=17631 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:00:28 +1100 52:29 sustainability, climate change, electricity The Sustainable Hour about climate change: man-made or made by men? Rusty and Mik Aidt Suzette Jackson, Ninna Katrine Larsen, Thea Ormerod Rally speeches by Dr Kate Lardner, Wendy Farmer and Cat Nadel. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour159 Rally speeches by Dr Kate Lardner, Wendy Farmer and Cat Nadel. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour159 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/17608.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=17608 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 22:54:49 +1100 52:17 sustainability, climate change The Sustainable Hour - Petition peak moment, community power and The Bentley Effect Anthony Gleeson, Rusty and Mik Aidt Steve Posselt, Brendan Shoebridge, John Merory, Rod Horton, Greg Barber Reports from a climate emergency petition peak moment in Canberra, a congress about community power in Melbourne, and from New South Wales where the so-called Bentley Effect is transforming local communities towards zero carbon. Read more on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour158 Reports from a climate emergency petition peak moment in Canberra, a congress about community power in Melbourne, and from New South Wales where the so-called Bentley Effect is transforming local communities towards zero carbon. Read more on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour158 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/17546.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=17546 Sun, 05 Mar 2017 20:26:46 +1100 57:58 sustainability, climate change The Sustainable Hour: Water management as a solution to climate change Anthony Gleeson, Rusty and Mik Aidt Tracey Slatter, Sohail Inayatullah, David Maher, Steve Posselt Dr Sohail Inayatullah about Our Future in Geelong - Tracey Slatter, new boss of Barwon Water, about water management, values, accountability and leadership - David Maher about natural farming - Steve Posselt about his kayak-journey and the Climate Emergency Declaration petition. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour157 Dr Sohail Inayatullah about Our Future in Geelong - Tracey Slatter, new boss of Barwon Water, about water management, values, accountability and leadership - David Maher about natural farming - Steve Posselt about his kayak-journey and the Climate Emergency Declaration petition. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour157 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/17449.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=17449 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:56:25 +1100 50:56 sustainability, climate change, water The Sustainable Hour - Right on climate and fear of coal Anthony Gleeson, Rusty and Mik Aidt Paul Gilding, John Hewson, David Spratt, Godfrey Moase, Steve Posselt Speakers in The Sustainable Hour on 15 February 2017 were Paul Gilding, John Hewson and David Spratt, and we interviewed Godfrey Moase, who is President of the Vic Labor Economics Policy Committee, and Steve Posselt, our kayaking climate action campaigner and champion. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour156 Speakers in The Sustainable Hour on 15 February 2017 were Paul Gilding, John Hewson and David Spratt, and we interviewed Godfrey Moase, who is President of the Vic Labor Economics Policy Committee, and Steve Posselt, our kayaking climate action campaigner and champion. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour156 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/17368.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=17368 Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:21:02 +1100 54:38 sustainability, climate change The Sustainable Hour - festival for change, sustainable water Anthony Gleeson, Mik Aidt, Rusty Guests: Luke Taylor, Rob Skinner, Steve Posselt, Jack Nyhof Our guests in The Sustainable Hour on 8 February 2017 are Luke Taylor, director of the Sustainable Living Festival, sustainable water expert and professor Rob Skinner, kayaking climate campaigner Steve Posselt, and 16-year-old student Jack Nyhof. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour155 Our guests in The Sustainable Hour on 8 February 2017 are Luke Taylor, director of the Sustainable Living Festival, sustainable water expert and professor Rob Skinner, kayaking climate campaigner Steve Posselt, and 16-year-old student Jack Nyhof. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour155 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/17304.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=17304 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:15:46 +1100 54:02 sustainability, climate change The Sustainable Hour - It's time to decide our future Mik Aidt, Anthony Gleeson and Rusty Guests: Simone Boer, Steve Posselt Our guests in The Sustainable Hour on 1 February 2017 are Simone Boer, leader of City of Greater Geelong's Our Future project, and Steve Posselt, kayak adventurer. See more on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour154 Our guests in The Sustainable Hour on 1 February 2017 are Simone Boer, leader of City of Greater Geelong's Our Future project, and Steve Posselt, kayak adventurer. See more on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour154 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/17300.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=17300 Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:03:16 +1100 50:40 sustainability, climate change The Sustainable Hour - Climate champions Mik Aidt, Rusty and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Missy Higgins, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Our guests in The Sustainable Hour on 21 December 2016 are climate activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez from the United States and Australian singer Missy Higgins. We take a look at what is ahead in the new year, and also listen to audio clips with American senator Bernie Sanders, actor Mark Ruffalo, and author Joanna Macy. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour153 Our guests in The Sustainable Hour on 21 December 2016 are climate activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez from the United States and Australian singer Missy Higgins. We take a look at what is ahead in the new year, and also listen to audio clips with American senator Bernie Sanders, actor Mark Ruffalo, and author Joanna Macy. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour153 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/17075.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=17075 Wed, 21 Dec 2016 23:57:44 +1100 50:20 sustainability, renewable energy, climate change The Sustainable Hour - Electricity prices and power politics Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Tony Overman, Cam Walker, Jodi Magi About rising electricity prices, politics of stupidity, and local sustainability leadership. Interview with Tony Overman, sustainability coordinator at Barwon Water, Cam Walker, campaigns coordinator at Friends of the Earth Melbourne, and Jodi Magi, event organiser at 350 Melbourne. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour152 About rising electricity prices, politics of stupidity, and local sustainability leadership. Interview with Tony Overman, sustainability coordinator at Barwon Water, Cam Walker, campaigns coordinator at Friends of the Earth Melbourne, and Jodi Magi, event organiser at 350 Melbourne. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour152 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/17035.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=17035 Thu, 15 Dec 2016 15:28:48 +1100 51:27 sustainability, coal, climate change, renewable energy, electricity The Sustainable Hour - Joining dots of economy, energy and environment Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Phil Baulch and Simon Mulvani We talk with Phil Baulch, co-organiser of the coming Geelong event Join the Dots, about why he sees local action and participation in local street projects as an antidote to despair. We also talk with Simon Mulvani from Save the Bees Australia - Bee The Cure. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour151 We talk with Phil Baulch, co-organiser of the coming Geelong event Join the Dots, about why he sees local action and participation in local street projects as an antidote to despair. We also talk with Simon Mulvani from Save the Bees Australia - Bee The Cure. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour151 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/16975.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=16975 Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:39:47 +1100 50:52 sustainability, climate change, renewable energy, environment The Sustainable Hour - Climate activism, despair and hope Mik Aidt, Anthony Gleeson and Rusty Guests: Gilbert Rochecouste, Gretchen Miller, David Lowe Guests in The Sustainable Hour on 30 November - woooohooooooo! Show no 150 - are: Gilbert Rochecouste, managing director of Village Well, ABC RN radio journalist Gretchen Miller, and filmmaker David Lowe. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour150 Guests in The Sustainable Hour on 30 November - woooohooooooo! Show no 150 - are: Gilbert Rochecouste, managing director of Village Well, ABC RN radio journalist Gretchen Miller, and filmmaker David Lowe. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour150 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/16868.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=16868 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:28:08 +1100 51:20 sustainability, climate change The Sustainable Hour - Community Energy Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Nicky Ison, Manny Pasqualini, Dan Cowdell, Leo Renkin Sunlight at the end of the tunnel - an hour about community energy. Nicky Ison and Manny Pasqualini from Community Power Agency are among Australia's leading experts in community energy. Dan Cowdell is project coordinator of Geelong Sustainability's Community Energy project. Leo Renkin is 94.7 The Pulse's station manager. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour149 Sunlight at the end of the tunnel - an hour about community energy. Nicky Ison and Manny Pasqualini from Community Power Agency are among Australia's leading experts in community energy. Dan Cowdell is project coordinator of Geelong Sustainability's Community Energy project. Leo Renkin is 94.7 The Pulse's station manager. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour149 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/16811.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=16811 Thu, 24 Nov 2016 15:05:09 +1100 54:01 sustainability, renewable energy, solar, community The Sustainable Hour - 16 November 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Interviews: Elizabeth Woodworth, Meg Argyriou, Mark Pershin The good, the bad and the utterly disgusting climatic news. Interviews with Elizabeth Woodworth, co-author of the new book 'Unprecedented Climate Mobilization', Meg Argyriou from ClimateWorks, Mark Pershin from Less Meat Less Heat. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour148 The good, the bad and the utterly disgusting climatic news. Interviews with Elizabeth Woodworth, co-author of the new book 'Unprecedented Climate Mobilization', Meg Argyriou from ClimateWorks, Mark Pershin from Less Meat Less Heat. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour148 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/16755.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=16755 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:37:05 +1100 55:02 Sustainability, climate change, The Sustainable Hour - 9 November 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Deirdre Murphy, Rose Herben, Tom O'Connor Citizens getting involved in waterways and our future. We talk with State Waterwatch Coordinator Deirdre Murphy and State EstuaryWatch Coordinator Rose Herben about the two citizen science programs and their new websites. And we talk with Tom O'Connor about the Committee for Bellarine and their Future Forum on Saturday 12 November 2016. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour147 Citizens getting involved in waterways and our future. We talk with State Waterwatch Coordinator Deirdre Murphy and State EstuaryWatch Coordinator Rose Herben about the two citizen science programs and their new websites. And we talk with Tom O'Connor about the Committee for Bellarine and their Future Forum on Saturday 12 November 2016. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour147 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/16727.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=16727 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:45:40 +1100 51:17 sustainability, environment, climate change The Sustainable Hour - 2 November 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson With Rodney Thomas, Rob Oakeshott, Steve Posselt This Sustainable Hour is all about smoke. Rodney Thomas, manager of the Environment Department at City of Greater Geelong, calla for submissions on Council's new Greenhouse Strategy. Independent politician Rob Oakeshott, one of the architects behind the reputed Carbon Tax, explains how and why the climate emergency is on top of his political agenda. Steve Posselt talks about his kayak odyssey to Canberra. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour146 This Sustainable Hour is all about smoke. Rodney Thomas, manager of the Environment Department at City of Greater Geelong, calla for submissions on Council's new Greenhouse Strategy. Independent politician Rob Oakeshott, one of the architects behind the reputed Carbon Tax, explains how and why the climate emergency is on top of his political agenda. Steve Posselt talks about his kayak odyssey to Canberra. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour146 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/16658.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=16658 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:38:04 +1100 52:08 sustainability, climate change The Sustainable Hour - 26 October 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Simone Boer, Rusty, Michael Martinez Celebration of our circular future - and a three-year-old's birthday - with our guests in the studio: Simone Boer, project leader, Our Future, City of Greater Geelong; Rusty, manager, Pushy Library; and Michael Martinez, CEO, Diversitat More on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour145 Celebration of our circular future - and a three-year-old's birthday - with our guests in the studio: Simone Boer, project leader, Our Future, City of Greater Geelong; Rusty, manager, Pushy Library; and Michael Martinez, CEO, Diversitat More on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour145 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/16601.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=16601 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:48:31 +1100 48:31 sustainability, climate change, circular economy, Geelong The Sustainable Hour - 19 October 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Dave Martin, Annie Raser-Rowland, Robert Skehan Interviews with Dave Martin, sustainable builder, Little Giants - Annie Raser-Rowland, author of the new book The Art of Frugal Hedonism - and Robert Skehan, Plastic Bag Free Torquay. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour144 Interviews with Dave Martin, sustainable builder, Little Giants - Annie Raser-Rowland, author of the new book The Art of Frugal Hedonism - and Robert Skehan, Plastic Bag Free Torquay. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour144 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/16582.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=16582 Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:30:22 +1100 51:43 sustainability, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 12 October 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Perrett, Weymouth, Cowdell, Drent, Canaher, Melissa It is Sustainable House Day in Geelong region on Sunday 16 October 2016, and that is what The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse focuses on this Wednesday: Vicki Perrett, Sustainable House Day organiser, with home owners Susan Weymouth, Dan Cowdell and Dierijk Drent tell their stories. We also talk with Claire Danaher about the special action she did on Divestment Day, and with Melissa about why she took part in an international protest event at Citibank in Melbourne. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour143 It is Sustainable House Day in Geelong region on Sunday 16 October 2016, and that is what The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse focuses on this Wednesday: Vicki Perrett, Sustainable House Day organiser, with home owners Susan Weymouth, Dan Cowdell and Dierijk Drent tell their stories. We also talk with Claire Danaher about the special action she did on Divestment Day, and with Melissa about why she took part in an international protest event at Citibank in Melbourne. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour143 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/16520.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=16520 Thu, 13 Oct 2016 01:22:43 +1100 52:10 sustainability The Sustainable Hour - 5 October 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson With Peter Rae, Dan Cowdell, Caroline Danaher, Dorthe Pedersen We meet liberal ex-senator Peter Rae at the All-Energy 2016 conference for a talk about the federal government's spin around renewable energy targets in South Australia and Victoria, and we talk about Reenergise Geelong's new survey, Divestment Day, and the initiative Cycling Without Age which is currently looking for potential partners in the Geelong region. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour142 We meet liberal ex-senator Peter Rae at the All-Energy 2016 conference for a talk about the federal government's spin around renewable energy targets in South Australia and Victoria, and we talk about Reenergise Geelong's new survey, Divestment Day, and the initiative Cycling Without Age which is currently looking for potential partners in the Geelong region. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour142 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/16482.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=16482 Sun, 09 Oct 2016 20:30:41 +1100 51:12 Sustainability, Climate change, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 28 September 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Simon Grosser, Sean Ellis, Dan Musil, Marian Smedley, Ian Dunlop Finding local solutions to climate change. Vision Super divestment petition delivery. Walk With the Valley. Climate Emergency Declaration petition. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour141 Finding local solutions to climate change. Vision Super divestment petition delivery. Walk With the Valley. Climate Emergency Declaration petition. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour141 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/16415.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=16415 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:47:42 +1000 50:57 sustainability, climate change, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 21 September 2016 Anthony Gleeson, Alistair Cameron and Mik Aidt With Janet Rice, Alastair Hirst, Naomi Hogan, Alex Teytelboym Criminally continuing to pollute and destroy. Our guests and speakers in The Sustainable Hour on 21 September 2016 were senator Janet Rice, marine ecologist Alastair Hirst, anti-fracking campaigner Naomi Hogan, and Dr Alex Teytelboym from Oxford University. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour140 Criminally continuing to pollute and destroy. Our guests and speakers in The Sustainable Hour on 21 September 2016 were senator Janet Rice, marine ecologist Alastair Hirst, anti-fracking campaigner Naomi Hogan, and Dr Alex Teytelboym from Oxford University. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour140 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/16365.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=16365 Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:48:06 +1000 52:28 sustainability, fracking, climate change The Sustainable Hour - 14 September 2016 Mik Aidt and Alistair Cameron Andrews Noonan D'Ambrosio Spratt Palese Krpan Fennessy Uncommon signs of leadership and common sense. Interviews with and speeches by Daniel Andrews, Wade Noonan, Lily D'Ambrosio, David Spratt, Blair Palese, Stan Krpan, and Adam Hennessy. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour139 Uncommon signs of leadership and common sense. Interviews with and speeches by Daniel Andrews, Wade Noonan, Lily D'Ambrosio, David Spratt, Blair Palese, Stan Krpan, and Adam Hennessy. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour139 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/16302.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=16302 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:23:09 +1000 52:25 sustainability, climate change, renewable energy, fracking The Sustainable Hour - 7 September 2016 Mik Aidt, Anthony Gleeson and Alistair Cameron Guests: Simone Boers, Tim Hellsten, Simon Sheikh, Joe Pera Simone Boers and Tim Hellsten from City of Greater Geelong explain about the exciting 'Our Future' project which was launched on 1 September, Future Super CEO Simon Sheikh talks about the climate emergency declaration, Joe Pera talks about the invasive carp species and a new virus which will kill it - more info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour138 Simone Boers and Tim Hellsten from City of Greater Geelong explain about the exciting 'Our Future' project which was launched on 1 September, Future Super CEO Simon Sheikh talks about the climate emergency declaration, Joe Pera talks about the invasive carp species and a new virus which will kill it - more info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour138 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/16222.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=16222 Wed, 07 Sep 2016 14:58:19 +1000 52:33 sustainability, climate change, extinction, environment The Sustainable Hour - 31 August 2016 Anthony Gleeson and Alistair Cameron Guests: Alison Marchant, Tony Overman, Steven Hjerrild More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour137 More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour137 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/16202.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=16202 Tue, 06 Sep 2016 10:39:00 +1000 53:09 sustainability, fracking, active transport The Sustainable Hour - 24 August 2016 Mik Aidt, Anthony Gleeson, Alistair Cameron Guests: Tim Flannery, Daniel Sullivan, Sarah Hathway, Lois Newman Students and scientists sounding the climate trumpet. 13-minute interview with Tim Flannery. Divestment campaign on Melbourne University. Climate action on Deakin. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour136 Students and scientists sounding the climate trumpet. 13-minute interview with Tim Flannery. Divestment campaign on Melbourne University. Climate action on Deakin. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour136 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/16116.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=16116 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:12:36 +1000 50:51 sustainability, climate change, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 17 August 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Kathy Alexander, Tony Ansett Opening of conversation about Geelong's long-term future - 20-minute phone interview with the city's new Chair of Administrators, Dr Kathy Alexander. Comments from ex-councillor Tony Ansett. Two interviews from Denmark, about Empty Office Day, cycling, and more. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour135 Opening of conversation about Geelong's long-term future - 20-minute phone interview with the city's new Chair of Administrators, Dr Kathy Alexander. Comments from ex-councillor Tony Ansett. Two interviews from Denmark, about Empty Office Day, cycling, and more. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour135 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/16038.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=16038 Sat, 20 Aug 2016 22:33:33 +1000 50:12 sustainability, climate change, Denmark, Geelong, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 10 August 2016 Anthony Gleeson and Alistair Cameron Guest: Lisa Neville Lisa Neville is Victoria's Minister for Water. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour127 Lisa Neville is Victoria's Minister for Water. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour127 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/16037.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=16037 Sat, 20 Aug 2016 21:48:31 +1000 48:56 sustainability, renewables, water, The Sustainable Hour - 3 August 2016 Anthony Gleeson and Alistair Cameron Susanna Bevilacqua, Dan Cowdell, Anton Marcus Susanna Bevilacqua is Director and Founder of Moral Fairground, a Melbourne not for profit dedicated to promoting and supporting socially responsible businesses. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour127 Susanna Bevilacqua is Director and Founder of Moral Fairground, a Melbourne not for profit dedicated to promoting and supporting socially responsible businesses. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour127 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/16030.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=16030 Sat, 20 Aug 2016 13:43:26 +1000 51:31 sustainability, climate change, environment, renewable energy, solar The Sustainable Hour - 27 July 2016 Anthony Gleeson and Alistair Cameron Guest: Aaron Lewtas We talk with Aaron Lewtas from Green Energy Options about solar power, batteries, and fracking. Pre-recorded interview with Pat Onesta, SCEG president, and another participant at Tim Flannery's talk at Geelong Library. Song by Anton. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour We talk with Aaron Lewtas from Green Energy Options about solar power, batteries, and fracking. Pre-recorded interview with Pat Onesta, SCEG president, and another participant at Tim Flannery's talk at Geelong Library. Song by Anton. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/16029.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=16029 Sat, 20 Aug 2016 12:06:51 +1000 48:46 sustainability, renewable energy, solar, climate change The Sustainable Hour - 20 July 2016 Anthony Gleeson and Alistair Cameron Guest: Pat Onesta Pat Onesta is president of Surf Coast Energy Group. This is The Sustainable Hour podcast no 131 Pat Onesta is president of Surf Coast Energy Group. This is The Sustainable Hour podcast no 131 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/15791.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=15791 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:21:41 +1000 47:52 sustainability, climate change, Geelong The Sustainable Hour - 13 July 2016 Anthony Gleeson and Alistair Cameron With Margaret Hender and others About a climate emergency declaration petition and a rally in front of Josh Freidenberg's office About a climate emergency declaration petition and a rally in front of Josh Freidenberg's office http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/15750.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=15750 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:47:59 +1000 46:42 sustainability, climate change, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 6 July 2016 Anthony Gleeson and Alistair Cameron Interviews: Carmen Lawrence, Christine Milne The Barrier Reef loses its adjective. Our latest 'climate emergency declaration baton holder' is Carmen Lawrence, a former premier and cabinet member The Barrier Reef loses its adjective. Our latest 'climate emergency declaration baton holder' is Carmen Lawrence, a former premier and cabinet member http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/15698.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=15698 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 09:31:22 +1000 56:58 sustainability, climate change, renewable energy, Great Barrier Reef The Sustainable Hour - 8 June 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: John Iser, Alison Marchant, Ruth Mundy Climate reality and a doctor's call - Dr John Iser from Doctors for the Environment, who is also a Climate Reality Project coordinator, visits The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 8 June 2016 for a conversation around how doctors respond to and act on the climate emergency. Climate reality and a doctor's call - Dr John Iser from Doctors for the Environment, who is also a Climate Reality Project coordinator, visits The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 8 June 2016 for a conversation around how doctors respond to and act on the climate emergency. http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/15695.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=15695 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:39:17 +1000 50:13 sustainability, climate change, energy efficiency, environment, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 29 June 2016 Anthony Gleeson and Alistair Cameron Live phone interview with Mark Wakeham Election special. Mark Wakeham is CEO of Environment Victoria Election special. Mark Wakeham is CEO of Environment Victoria http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/15678.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=15678 Sun, 03 Jul 2016 18:51:07 +1000 48:34 sustainability, renewable energy, climate change, climate emergency The Sustainable Hour - 22 June 2016 Anthony Gleeson and Alistair Cameron Live phone interviews with Jane Morton and Fiona Armstrong In a climate emergency, why no policy on health impacts? More info: www.climateemergencydeclaration.org and www.caha.org.au In a climate emergency, why no policy on health impacts? More info: www.climateemergencydeclaration.org and www.caha.org.au http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/15641.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=15641 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:19:18 +1000 51:03 sustainability, renewable energy, climate change The Sustainable Hour - 15 June 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Mike Lawrence, Christine Milne, Andrew Bray, Christine Couzens Celebrating World Wind Day, Laudato Si's one year birthday and the new Victorian Renewable Energy Target together with our former Sustainable Hour co-host Mike Lawrence. In the Climate Emergency Radio Relay Christine Milne, former leader of The Greens, is the next baton carrier. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour126 Celebrating World Wind Day, Laudato Si's one year birthday and the new Victorian Renewable Energy Target together with our former Sustainable Hour co-host Mike Lawrence. In the Climate Emergency Radio Relay Christine Milne, former leader of The Greens, is the next baton carrier. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour126 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/15548.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=15548 Thu, 16 Jun 2016 02:13:50 +1000 50:48 sustainability, climate change, environment, renewable energy, wind energy The Sustainable Hour - 1 June 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Paul Tant, Alan Howell, Robert Skehan Tipping point for sustainability's financial attraction - an hour on 94.7 The Pusle around the business case for fighting climate change and investing in a prosperous future for our children. With Paul Tant, Bank Australia, Alan Howell, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, Robert Skehan, Plastic Bag Free Victoria, Martin Haese, Lord Mayor of Adelaide Tipping point for sustainability's financial attraction - an hour on 94.7 The Pusle around the business case for fighting climate change and investing in a prosperous future for our children. With Paul Tant, Bank Australia, Alan Howell, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, Robert Skehan, Plastic Bag Free Victoria, Martin Haese, Lord Mayor of Adelaide http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/15459.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=15459 Sun, 05 Jun 2016 10:27:26 +1000 51:22 sustainability, climate change, energy efficiency, environment, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 25 May 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Mel King and Vicky Grosser Respect to country. As Australia enters its annual Reconciliation Week, we talk about how and why traditional custodians of the land put culture before coal, ramp up community-owned renewable energy and protection of wildlife. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour123 Respect to country. As Australia enters its annual Reconciliation Week, we talk about how and why traditional custodians of the land put culture before coal, ramp up community-owned renewable energy and protection of wildlife. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour123 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/15379.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=15379 Sun, 29 May 2016 00:16:07 +1000 54:27 sustainability, climate change, energy efficiency, environment, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 18 May 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Adam Majcher and Scott Ferraro from Climate Works Optimism and offsets in the time of coral reefs - with Adam Majcher and Scott Ferraro from Climate Works. Plus an audio clip with Chugg Boggs, Ace LLC Solar, and a song by Ruth Mundy: Love in the Time of Coral Reefs. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour122 Optimism and offsets in the time of coral reefs - with Adam Majcher and Scott Ferraro from Climate Works. Plus an audio clip with Chugg Boggs, Ace LLC Solar, and a song by Ruth Mundy: Love in the Time of Coral Reefs. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour122 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/15313.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=15313 Fri, 20 May 2016 14:17:38 +1000 49:15 sustainability, climate change, energy efficiency, environment, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 11 May 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Katerina Gaita, Tim Buckley, six Deakin students Changing climate - changing people. An hour with Katerina Gaita from Climate for Change, Tim Buckley, Director of Energy Finance Studies, Fanny Beck, Zoe Tseng plus and four other Deakin university students and their teacher, Steve Hjerrild Changing climate - changing people. An hour with Katerina Gaita from Climate for Change, Tim Buckley, Director of Energy Finance Studies, Fanny Beck, Zoe Tseng plus and four other Deakin university students and their teacher, Steve Hjerrild http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/15295.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=15295 Mon, 16 May 2016 18:56:50 +1000 50:47 sustainability, climate change, climate emergency, environment, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 4 May 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Jesse Kalic, Darcy Poulton, Georgie Nicolson, Peter Rae, Carol Ride How we respond to the spiraling climate emergency. An hour on 94.7 The Pulse about climate emergency, the Break Free campaign, divestment, civil disobedience …and knitting. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour120 How we respond to the spiraling climate emergency. An hour on 94.7 The Pulse about climate emergency, the Break Free campaign, divestment, civil disobedience …and knitting. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour120 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/15275.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=15275 Sat, 14 May 2016 17:56:26 +1000 60:46 sustainability, climate emergency, environment, climate change, air pollution The Sustainable Hour - 27 April 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: J. Whelan, M. Hender, U. Rugova, W. Flannery, E. Silk As levels of temperatures, greenhouse gas pollution, the sea and governmental hypocrisy all keep rising, we too must now rise to challenge our failing leaders. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour119 As levels of temperatures, greenhouse gas pollution, the sea and governmental hypocrisy all keep rising, we too must now rise to challenge our failing leaders. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour119 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/15184.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=15184 Sun, 01 May 2016 17:27:42 +1000 49:10 sustainability, climate emergency, environment, climate change, air pollution The Sustainable Hour - 20 April 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest: Sam Marschall, Ian Dunlop, Claus Felby Ethics, honesty and the 'Climate Churchill' quest. The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 20 April 2016 is about ethics and honesty in relation to how we are changing the planet's climate and eco-systems. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour118 Ethics, honesty and the 'Climate Churchill' quest. The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 20 April 2016 is about ethics and honesty in relation to how we are changing the planet's climate and eco-systems. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour118 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/15154.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=15154 Sun, 24 Apr 2016 22:18:46 +1000 55:35 sustainability, Geelong, environment, climate change, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 13 April 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: C. Moore, E.K. Oakes, S. Jackson, P. Tant, T. Karner The art of merging nature with local culture: On 15 April 2016 we report live from the You Yangs, a mountain 20 minutes outside Geelong, where around 50 volunteers plant trees around Big Rock in preparation for the M~M2016, the Mountain to Mouth 80 kilometres Extreme Arts Walk in May 2016. Includes two great speeches, and a song. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour117 The art of merging nature with local culture: On 15 April 2016 we report live from the You Yangs, a mountain 20 minutes outside Geelong, where around 50 volunteers plant trees around Big Rock in preparation for the M~M2016, the Mountain to Mouth 80 kilometres Extreme Arts Walk in May 2016. Includes two great speeches, and a song. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour117 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/15145.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=15145 Sat, 23 Apr 2016 12:50:39 +1000 57:16 sustainability, Geelong, environment, climate change, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 6 April 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Mark Pershin and Leigh Ewbank Transition towards climate-friendly energy AND diet. Guest in the studio: Mark Pershin, CEO and Founder of Less Meat Less Heat. Over the phone: Leigh Ewbank, Yes2Renewables campaigner from Friends of the Earth Melbourne. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour116 Transition towards climate-friendly energy AND diet. Guest in the studio: Mark Pershin, CEO and Founder of Less Meat Less Heat. Over the phone: Leigh Ewbank, Yes2Renewables campaigner from Friends of the Earth Melbourne. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour116 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/15104.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=15104 Sun, 10 Apr 2016 10:33:49 +1000 50:30 sustainability, Geelong, diet, climate change, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 30 March 2016 Mik Aidt, Anthony Gleeson and Jack Nyhof Guests: S. Bolus, S. Hunter, C. Fitzclarence, L. Wakefield, L. Martin, J. McLennan Local food and mini farmers - a Sustainable Hour powered on solar and broadcasted live from The Farmer's Place. Guests: Sarah Bolus, Steven Hunter, Cassidy Fitzclarence, Luke Wakefield, Lorna Martin, James McLennan. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour115 Local food and mini farmers - a Sustainable Hour powered on solar and broadcasted live from The Farmer's Place. Guests: Sarah Bolus, Steven Hunter, Cassidy Fitzclarence, Luke Wakefield, Lorna Martin, James McLennan. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour115 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/15054.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=15054 Sat, 02 Apr 2016 01:02:49 +1100 56:09 sustainability, Geelong, local food, climate change, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 23 March 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Heidi Fog, Cr John Irvine, David Spratt, Dan Lantizi, Rusty On World Meteorological Day, we talk about climate change. About Geelong councillors personal opinion about climate change. About practical solutions which are financially rewarding. And about Geelong's first Bicycle 'Library'. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour114 On World Meteorological Day, we talk about climate change. About Geelong councillors personal opinion about climate change. About practical solutions which are financially rewarding. And about Geelong's first Bicycle 'Library'. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour114 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/15016.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=15016 Sat, 26 Mar 2016 19:33:18 +1100 53:32 sustainability, Geelong, energy efficiency, climate change, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 16 March 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Ben Courtice and Tim Hollo Ben Courtice, president of Moorabool Environment Group, is campaigning to stop a new open cut coal mine near Bacchus Marsh, while board chair and CEO of Green Music Australia, Tim Hollo, is launching a new BYO bottle campaign at music festivals. More information on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour113 Ben Courtice, president of Moorabool Environment Group, is campaigning to stop a new open cut coal mine near Bacchus Marsh, while board chair and CEO of Green Music Australia, Tim Hollo, is launching a new BYO bottle campaign at music festivals. More information on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour113 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14977.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14977 Sat, 19 Mar 2016 20:12:11 +1100 47:43 sustainability, Geelong, environment, climate change, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 9 March 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Interviews: Amanda, Rosco, Peter, Rob, Cassidy, Kit, Leigh, Benny, Nanna Pearl, Simon Kerr The case of civil disobedience: Meet the friendly 'eco-fascists' in the Pilliga - a vast expanse of public bushland in western NSW under threat from the largest coal seam gas project ever proposed for New South Wales. We also talk with musician Simon Kerr, who brings a visual performance to Geelong on Friday, 'Music for a Warming World'. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour112 The case of civil disobedience: Meet the friendly 'eco-fascists' in the Pilliga - a vast expanse of public bushland in western NSW under threat from the largest coal seam gas project ever proposed for New South Wales. We also talk with musician Simon Kerr, who brings a visual performance to Geelong on Friday, 'Music for a Warming World'. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour112 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14945.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14945 Sun, 13 Mar 2016 20:42:20 +1100 51:41 sustainability, Geelong, environment, climate change, fracking The Sustainable Hour - 2 March 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest in the studio: Tim Adams. Prerecorded: Costa Georgiadis Tim Adams is the principal of F2 Design and a member of the Geelong Sustainability committee. He is full of good ideas and great news - from the stock market as well as the building market. Audio clips with Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Gore and Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank president. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour111 Tim Adams is the principal of F2 Design and a member of the Geelong Sustainability committee. He is full of good ideas and great news - from the stock market as well as the building market. Audio clips with Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Gore and Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank president. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour111 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14919.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14919 Sun, 06 Mar 2016 10:37:50 +1100 50:34 sustainability, Geelong, environment, climate change, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 24 February 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Geoff Drucker, Andrew Lucas, Dan Gosher, Simon Kerr, Karina Donkers On the cusp of an energy revolution: Meet Countrywide Energy's director Geoff Drucker who is building two large solar farms in regional Victoria. He is joined by Andrew Lucas from Geelong Compost who is organising a half-day seminar in Geelong about Soil Action. - More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour110 On the cusp of an energy revolution: Meet Countrywide Energy's director Geoff Drucker who is building two large solar farms in regional Victoria. He is joined by Andrew Lucas from Geelong Compost who is organising a half-day seminar in Geelong about Soil Action. - More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour110 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14880.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14880 Sun, 28 Feb 2016 09:43:59 +1100 52:07 sustainability, Geelong, environment, climate change, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 17 February 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Rod Lowther, Craig Morley, Anthony Hill, Tim Silverwood Today, we are going to take a step outside to the wetlands, to the ocean, to the birds and the sea life. In The Sustainable Hour on 17 February 2016, we meet four inspiring environmentalists: Rod Lowther and Craig Morley from Geelong Field Naturalists Club, who are working to save the Moolap Wetlands, Anthony Hill from Plastic Pollution Solutions, and Tim Silverwood from Take 3 for the Sea. - More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour109 Today, we are going to take a step outside to the wetlands, to the ocean, to the birds and the sea life. In The Sustainable Hour on 17 February 2016, we meet four inspiring environmentalists: Rod Lowther and Craig Morley from Geelong Field Naturalists Club, who are working to save the Moolap Wetlands, Anthony Hill from Plastic Pollution Solutions, and Tim Silverwood from Take 3 for the Sea. - More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour109 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14858.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14858 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 10:30:52 +1100 50:21 sustainability, Geelong, plastic, climate change, sustainable, The Sustainable Hour - 10 February 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest: Sam Smith. Speeches: Andy Richards, Luke Hilakari An hour with Sam Smith from Future Proofing Geelong talking about the local Sustainable Living Festival which starts on 12 February 2016. Speeches by Geelong Councillor Andy Richards and Secretary of the Victorian Trades Hall, Luke Hilakari. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour108 An hour with Sam Smith from Future Proofing Geelong talking about the local Sustainable Living Festival which starts on 12 February 2016. Speeches by Geelong Councillor Andy Richards and Secretary of the Victorian Trades Hall, Luke Hilakari. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour108 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14843.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14843 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:57:56 +1100 52:15 sustainability, Geelong, renewable energy, climate change, sustainable, The Sustainable Hour - 3 February 2016 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Suzette Jackson and Jane Millett Our guests in the Sustainable Studio on 3 February 2016 are two of the key players behind the new film festival in Geelong: Jane Millett, operations manager at Geelong Performing Arts Centre, and Suzette Jackson, director of the Geelong Environmental Film Festival. - See more at: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour107 Our guests in the Sustainable Studio on 3 February 2016 are two of the key players behind the new film festival in Geelong: Jane Millett, operations manager at Geelong Performing Arts Centre, and Suzette Jackson, director of the Geelong Environmental Film Festival. - See more at: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour107 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14824.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14824 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:51:14 +1100 52:13 sustainability, Geelong, renewable energy, climate change, GPAC, The Sustainable Hour no 105 - 23 December 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Danielle Anawatti, Natalie Cowdell, Leo Renkin About divestment - with Danielle Anawatti and Natalie Cowdell from Fossil Free Geelong. Also features interviews with Isaac Astill from 350, Laura Williams from Flood the System, station manager Leo Renkin, and a speech by Bob Welch, former CEO of VIC Super. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour105 About divestment - with Danielle Anawatti and Natalie Cowdell from Fossil Free Geelong. Also features interviews with Isaac Astill from 350, Laura Williams from Flood the System, station manager Leo Renkin, and a speech by Bob Welch, former CEO of VIC Super. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour105 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14601.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14601 Thu, 24 Dec 2015 14:54:32 +1100 52:32 sustainability, divestment, renewable energy, climate change, global warming The Sustainable Hour no 104 - 16 December 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest: Robert Pascoe In The Sustainable Hour on 16 December 2015, our inspirational and visionary Sustainable Guest was Robert Pascoe, owner of the composting company Closed Loop, and of The Farmer's Place on Anglesay Road near Geelong - a 40 acre farm, cafe and market, and the winner of 2015 Geelong Business Excellence Award for Sustainable Business. In The Sustainable Hour on 16 December 2015, our inspirational and visionary Sustainable Guest was Robert Pascoe, owner of the composting company Closed Loop, and of The Farmer's Place on Anglesay Road near Geelong - a 40 acre farm, cafe and market, and the winner of 2015 Geelong Business Excellence Award for Sustainable Business. http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14574.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14574 Fri, 18 Dec 2015 18:09:48 +1100 49:13 sustainability, fracking, renewable energy, climate change, global warming The Sustainable Hour no 103 - 9 December 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest: Alison Marchant, Adam Majcher, Anisa Rogers, Rebecca Gilling We talk with Alison Marchant from Frack Free Moriac and Lock the Gate about the 200-page inquiry report on fracking which a commission has put together for the Victorian government. Adam Majcher from ClimateWorks spoke at the Act on Climate Festival about Pathways to a Low Carbon Future. Rebecca Gilling from Planet Ark tells us about the '12 Do's' for Christmas. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour103 We talk with Alison Marchant from Frack Free Moriac and Lock the Gate about the 200-page inquiry report on fracking which a commission has put together for the Victorian government. Adam Majcher from ClimateWorks spoke at the Act on Climate Festival about Pathways to a Low Carbon Future. Rebecca Gilling from Planet Ark tells us about the '12 Do's' for Christmas. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour103 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14547.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14547 Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:51:22 +1100 55:39 sustainability, fracking, renewable energy, climate change, global warming The Sustainable Hour no 102 - 3 December 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson With Lisa Neville, David Karoly, Rob Gell Interview with Rob Gell about rising temperatures. Speeches by Lisa Neville, Minister for Climate, professor David Karoly, University of Melbourne, and a short excerpt from a speech by American President Barack Obama in Paris. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour102 Interview with Rob Gell about rising temperatures. Speeches by Lisa Neville, Minister for Climate, professor David Karoly, University of Melbourne, and a short excerpt from a speech by American President Barack Obama in Paris. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour102 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14527.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14527 Mon, 07 Dec 2015 01:00:21 +1100 49:05 sustainability, Geelong, renewable energy, climate change, global warming The Sustainable Hour no 101 - 25 November 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson With Victoria McKenzie McHart, David Spratt, Jack Nyhof Mobilising for the world's biggest climate march ever. With Victoria McKenzie McHart, Australian Conservation Foundation's climate manager, David Spratt, coordinator of The People's Climate March in Melbourne, and Jack Nyhof, 14-year-old high school student, who spoke at the opening of the Act on Climate Festival in Geelong. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour101 Mobilising for the world's biggest climate march ever. With Victoria McKenzie McHart, Australian Conservation Foundation's climate manager, David Spratt, coordinator of The People's Climate March in Melbourne, and Jack Nyhof, 14-year-old high school student, who spoke at the opening of the Act on Climate Festival in Geelong. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour101 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14522.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14522 Sun, 06 Dec 2015 09:43:06 +1100 49:33 sustainability, Geelong, renewable energy, climate change, global warming The Sustainable Hour no 100 - part 2 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Vicky Grosser, Peter Martin, Doug Mann and many more 100% powered on solar, the 100th Sustainable Hour is broadcasted live from the Act on Climate Festival on 21 November 2015. This is the second hour of two. Vicky Grosser, Nathalie Cowdell, Danielle Anawati, Peter Reeves, Tony Grgurevic, Peter Martin, Doug Mann, Heidi Fog, Dan Cowdell. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour100 100% powered on solar, the 100th Sustainable Hour is broadcasted live from the Act on Climate Festival on 21 November 2015. This is the second hour of two. Vicky Grosser, Nathalie Cowdell, Danielle Anawati, Peter Reeves, Tony Grgurevic, Peter Martin, Doug Mann, Heidi Fog, Dan Cowdell. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour100 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14511.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14511 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:24:59 +1100 59:52 sustainability, Geelong, renewable energy, climate change, global warming The Sustainable Hour no 100 - part 1 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Cr Andy Richards, Michael Martinez, Andrea Pape and many more 100% powered on solar, the 100th Sustainable Hour is broadcasted live from the Act on Climate Festival at Steampacket Gardens on 21 November 2015. This is the first hour of two. We talk with Cr Andy Richards, Leo Renkin, Mary-Jane Walker, Michael Martinez, Jack Nyhof and Andrea Pape. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour100 100% powered on solar, the 100th Sustainable Hour is broadcasted live from the Act on Climate Festival at Steampacket Gardens on 21 November 2015. This is the first hour of two. We talk with Cr Andy Richards, Leo Renkin, Mary-Jane Walker, Michael Martinez, Jack Nyhof and Andrea Pape. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour100 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14510.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14510 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:38:58 +1100 56:33 sustainability, Geelong, renewable energy, climate change, global warming The Sustainable Hour - 18 November 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest: Sam Smith An hour with Climate Reality Leader Sam Smith from Future Proofing Geelong, City of Greater Geelong. About council policy, Compact of Mayors and other good climate action news, #SmallChanges, Act on Climate Festival, People's Climate March, and more. Find more info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour99 An hour with Climate Reality Leader Sam Smith from Future Proofing Geelong, City of Greater Geelong. About council policy, Compact of Mayors and other good climate action news, #SmallChanges, Act on Climate Festival, People's Climate March, and more. Find more info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour99 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14507.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14507 Sun, 29 Nov 2015 17:13:20 +1100 52:18 sustainability, Geelong, renewable energy, climate change, global warming The Sustainable Hour - 11 November 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Lily D'Ambrosio, Janine Duffy, Roger Smith, Dan Cowdell, Catherine Mann The three headlines in the 98th Sustainable Hour on 11 November 2015 are: A You Yangs Protection Group is formed. Community-owned renewable energy gets a boost in Victoria. The Act on Climate Festival in Geelong. More information on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour98 The three headlines in the 98th Sustainable Hour on 11 November 2015 are: A You Yangs Protection Group is formed. Community-owned renewable energy gets a boost in Victoria. The Act on Climate Festival in Geelong. More information on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour98 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14446.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14446 Fri, 13 Nov 2015 13:14:48 +1100 55:30 sustainability, Geelong, renewable energy, climate change, global warming The Sustainable Hour - 4 November 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Alex Rafalowicz, Alexandra Boston "Don't look at the branches, look at the root. We are the root." - Climate Action Network Australia, Act on Climate Festival, Waves 2 Woods festival, #SmallChanges, the UN Summit, and more. More info and on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour97 "Don't look at the branches, look at the root. We are the root." - Climate Action Network Australia, Act on Climate Festival, Waves 2 Woods festival, #SmallChanges, the UN Summit, and more. More info and on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour97 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14424.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14424 Mon, 09 Nov 2015 20:02:01 +1100 50:58 sustainability, Geelong, renewable energy, climate change, global warming The Sustainable Hour - 28 October 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest: Philip Sutton In The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 28 October 2015, we talk with author Philip Sutton who calls not only for a complete decarbonisation, but for a draw-down of carbon from the atmosphere in order to restore the balance of greenhouse gases in the air to what it looked like in pre-industrial time. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour96 In The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 28 October 2015, we talk with author Philip Sutton who calls not only for a complete decarbonisation, but for a draw-down of carbon from the atmosphere in order to restore the balance of greenhouse gases in the air to what it looked like in pre-industrial time. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour96 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14387.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14387 Sat, 31 Oct 2015 21:13:01 +1100 51:03 sustainability, Geelong, renewable energy, climate change, global warming The Sustainable Hour - 21 October 2015 Mik Aidt, Anthony Gleeson and Jack Nyhof Guests: Glen Rodgers, Leigh Adamson, Vicki Perrett A Sustainable Hour about houses and why making them more sustainable is a win for everybody. It makes them more comfortable and saves you money. 24 October 2015 is Sustainable House Day in Geelong. www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour95 A Sustainable Hour about houses and why making them more sustainable is a win for everybody. It makes them more comfortable and saves you money. 24 October 2015 is Sustainable House Day in Geelong. www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour95 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14348.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14348 Sat, 24 Oct 2015 10:46:40 +1100 51:46 sustainability, Geelong, renewable energy, energy efficiency, The Sustainable Hour - 14 October 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Peter Yacono, Andrew Laird, Alan Roberts Inspired by the recent Volkswagen and Exxon scandals, we look at local examples of deception, manipulation and lies from the 'fossil mafia' which takes or have taken place in Victoria. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour94 Inspired by the recent Volkswagen and Exxon scandals, we look at local examples of deception, manipulation and lies from the 'fossil mafia' which takes or have taken place in Victoria. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour94 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14324.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14324 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 08:53:09 +1100 48:51 sustainability, Anglesea, renewable energy, climate change, coal, The Sustainable Hour - 7 October 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Suzette Jackson, Penny Whitehead, Darren Aitken, Lauren Purser Cultivating sustainability - through the stomach to the heart. Guests in the studio: Suzette Jackson, Innate Ecology, and Penny Whitehead, Extravaganza Geelong Wine & Food Fair. Pre-recorded speeches: Darren Aitken, Vortex Vegies, and Lauren Purser, Bellarine Community Health and The Food Systems Alliance. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour93 Cultivating sustainability - through the stomach to the heart. Guests in the studio: Suzette Jackson, Innate Ecology, and Penny Whitehead, Extravaganza Geelong Wine & Food Fair. Pre-recorded speeches: Darren Aitken, Vortex Vegies, and Lauren Purser, Bellarine Community Health and The Food Systems Alliance. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour93 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14294.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14294 Mon, 12 Oct 2015 13:09:15 +1100 50:28 sustainability, food security, resilience, renewable energy, Geelong The Sustainable Hour - 30 September 2015 Jack Nyhof and Mik Aidt With Greg Hunt, Mark Butler, Sarah Henderson, Libby Coker, and more Interviews and speeches from the Renewable Energy Summit in Torquay, and the G21 summit in Torquay. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour92 Interviews and speeches from the Renewable Energy Summit in Torquay, and the G21 summit in Torquay. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour92 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14265.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14265 Sat, 03 Oct 2015 17:49:21 +1000 49:12 sustainability, climate change, global warming, renewable energy, Geelong The Sustainable Hour - 23 September 2015 Mik Aidt, Anthony Gleeson and Jack Nyhof Guests: Tim St. Quentin, Tobias Geiger, Andrew Blakers, Suzette Jackson This hour touches on cycling, wind energy, storage, food, Australia's new Prime Minister and his understanding of the climate crisis. Reports from a rally to declare Vicoria Gasfield Free on 20 September and a Renewable Energy Summit in Torquay on 21 September. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour91 This hour touches on cycling, wind energy, storage, food, Australia's new Prime Minister and his understanding of the climate crisis. Reports from a rally to declare Vicoria Gasfield Free on 20 September and a Renewable Energy Summit in Torquay on 21 September. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour91 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14243.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14243 Sun, 27 Sep 2015 01:30:37 +1000 49:47 sustainability, climate change, global warming, renewable energy, Geelong The Sustainable Hour - 16 September 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Stephen Bygrave, Liz Conor, Deborah Hart, Melissa Corbett, and more Aussie kids to world leaders: 'Don't ruin our home'. Report from the Second Sustainability Party at Sydenham-Hillside Primary School. Interviews with Climate Guardian Angels who are taking kids' letters to Paris, and with Beyond Zero Emissions CEO Stephen Bygrave. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour90 Aussie kids to world leaders: 'Don't ruin our home'. Report from the Second Sustainability Party at Sydenham-Hillside Primary School. Interviews with Climate Guardian Angels who are taking kids' letters to Paris, and with Beyond Zero Emissions CEO Stephen Bygrave. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour90 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14216.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14216 Sun, 20 Sep 2015 15:42:35 +1000 46:43 sustainability, climate change, global warming, renewable energy, Geelong The Sustainable Hour - 9 September 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest in the studio: Heinz Dahl. Excerpts: Barack Obama, Naomi Klein and Tim Flannery The refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe gives us a sobering glimpse of what a less stable world looks like. We listen to excerpts from climate change speeches held during the week by Barack Obama and Naomi Klein, a comment from Tim Flannery, and an 'amazing coal' commercial by the Australian coal industry. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour89 The refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe gives us a sobering glimpse of what a less stable world looks like. We listen to excerpts from climate change speeches held during the week by Barack Obama and Naomi Klein, a comment from Tim Flannery, and an 'amazing coal' commercial by the Australian coal industry. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour89 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14190.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14190 Wed, 09 Sep 2015 18:19:25 +1000 48:55 sustainability, climate change, global warming, renewable energy, Geelong The Sustainable Hour - 2 September 2015 Mik Aidt, Anthony Gleeson and Jack Nyhof Guests: Robert Skehan, Karina Donkers Treating the planet as if it was the only one we've got. Robert Skehan from Plastic Bag Free Torquay and Karina Donkers from City of Greater Geelong Council's Youth Environment Group talk enviro week, plastic bag free towns, the eight million tonnes of plastic which are entering our oceans every year, and how we transition away from both plastic bags and fossil fuels. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour88 Treating the planet as if it was the only one we've got. Robert Skehan from Plastic Bag Free Torquay and Karina Donkers from City of Greater Geelong Council's Youth Environment Group talk enviro week, plastic bag free towns, the eight million tonnes of plastic which are entering our oceans every year, and how we transition away from both plastic bags and fossil fuels. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour88 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14173.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14173 Sat, 05 Sep 2015 19:05:55 +1000 48:21 sustainability, environment, global warming, renewable energy, Geelong The Sustainable Hour - 26 August 2015 Mik Aidt, Anthony Gleeson and Jack Nyhof Guests: Alan Barlee, Deborah Hart, m.fl. It is time to change the way we talk about renewables and emissions targets. First of all, we need to stop the confusing use of percentages in relation to a specific year. Instead, when we all express our results and targets in carbon-tonnes per capita per year, the figures suddenly become transparent and comparable. "It is all a bit of a scam," says our guest in The Sustainable Hour today, Alan Barlee, as we discuss the confusion which reigns whenever politicians talk about emissions and renewable energy targets. See more at: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour87 It is time to change the way we talk about renewables and emissions targets. First of all, we need to stop the confusing use of percentages in relation to a specific year. Instead, when we all express our results and targets in carbon-tonnes per capita per year, the figures suddenly become transparent and comparable. "It is all a bit of a scam," says our guest in The Sustainable Hour today, Alan Barlee, as we discuss the confusion which reigns whenever politicians talk about emissions and renewable energy targets. See more at: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour87 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14131.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14131 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:35:46 +1000 47:35 sustainability, solar energy, global warming, renewable energy, Geelong The Sustainable Hour - 19 August 2015 Mik Aidt, Anthony Gleeson and Jack Nyhof Guests: Christian Pritchett, Claire O'Rourke Good news from the roof tops: solar booms. Guest in the studio: Christian Pritchett from City to Surf Solar Plus. With us on phone from Sydney: Claire O'Rourke, Solar Citizens. Sustainability News Bulletin no 4 from our youth reporter Jack Nyhof. Good news from the roof tops: solar booms. Guest in the studio: Christian Pritchett from City to Surf Solar Plus. With us on phone from Sydney: Claire O'Rourke, Solar Citizens. Sustainability News Bulletin no 4 from our youth reporter Jack Nyhof. http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14103.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14103 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:14:51 +1000 47:29 sustainability, roof top solar, global warming, renewable energy, Geelong The Sustainable Hour - 12 August 2015 Mik Aidt, Anthony Gleeson and Jack Nyhof Guest: Alan Barlee. Phone interviews: Barry Cash, Bill Ryan On United Nations' International Youth Day, The Sustainable Hour gives voice to an intergenerational call for climate action. Grandparents for a Safe Earth's advice to the youth: get involved! Alan Barlee's advice to the elders: divest! On United Nations' International Youth Day, The Sustainable Hour gives voice to an intergenerational call for climate action. Grandparents for a Safe Earth's advice to the youth: get involved! Alan Barlee's advice to the elders: divest! http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14067.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14067 Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:46:43 +1000 53:54 sustainability, climate change, global warming, renewable energy, Geelong The Sustainable Hour - 5 August 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Peter Martin, Shaun Monson Rewriting 'The Australian Dream' with a shift of consciousness. Today we explore whether that journey to a more sustainable world which many of us would like to see our governments set out on, really must begin somewhere else: somewhere inside ourselves. Rev Peter Martin leads the way. We also talk with Shaun Monson, the director of the new film 'Unity' which premiers world-wide on 12 August. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour84 Rewriting 'The Australian Dream' with a shift of consciousness. Today we explore whether that journey to a more sustainable world which many of us would like to see our governments set out on, really must begin somewhere else: somewhere inside ourselves. Rev Peter Martin leads the way. We also talk with Shaun Monson, the director of the new film 'Unity' which premiers world-wide on 12 August. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour84 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14038.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14038 Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:27:51 +1000 57:17 sustainability, climate change, global warming, Pope Francis, renewable energy, The Sustainable Hour - 29 July 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Scott Randall, Bronwyn Aylmer, Harry Jennins, Marjan Minnesma How Barwon Health is becoming a greener health service. Scott Randall and Bronwyn Aylmer explain how the organisation constantly works to improve its environmental performance. We also talk with Dr Harry Jennins from Healthy Futures and Marjan Minnesma from Urgenda. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour83 How Barwon Health is becoming a greener health service. Scott Randall and Bronwyn Aylmer explain how the organisation constantly works to improve its environmental performance. We also talk with Dr Harry Jennins from Healthy Futures and Marjan Minnesma from Urgenda. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour83 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/14012.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=14012 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:33:56 +1000 49:29 sustainability, climate change, global warming, health, renewable energy, The Sustainable Hour - 22 July 2015 Mik Aidt, Anthony Gleeson and Jack Nyhof Guests: Corina Richie and Maxwell Smith Spreading of Seed: action among young aboriginals who care about climate change. Seed is Australia's first Indigenous youth climate network and is part of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition which has 120,000 members. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour82 Spreading of Seed: action among young aboriginals who care about climate change. Seed is Australia's first Indigenous youth climate network and is part of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition which has 120,000 members. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour82 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13981.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13981 Sun, 26 Jul 2015 00:02:04 +1000 48:18 sustainability, climate change, global warming, aboriginal, youth The Sustainable Hour - 15 July 2015 Mik Aidt, Anthony Gleeson and Jack Nyhof Marybeth Gundrum, Steve Posselt, Benjamin Henzgen, Glenn Lazarus, Scott Ludlam Three Australians' sustainability pilgrimages: Marybeth Gundrum walked a thousand kilometres to create awareness about the dangers of fracking, Steve Posselt is using his kayak to connect one climate catastrophe area with another, and Benjamin Henzgen cycled 14,000 kilometres around Australia in 61 days to promote climate change action. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour81 Three Australians' sustainability pilgrimages: Marybeth Gundrum walked a thousand kilometres to create awareness about the dangers of fracking, Steve Posselt is using his kayak to connect one climate catastrophe area with another, and Benjamin Henzgen cycled 14,000 kilometres around Australia in 61 days to promote climate change action. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour81 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13957.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13957 Sun, 19 Jul 2015 00:48:19 +1000 59:42 sustainability, climate change, global warming, CSG, fracking The Sustainable Hour - 8 July 2015 Mik Aidt, Anthony Gleeson and Jack Nyhof Kieran Kennedy, Gavin Mudd, Merryn Redenbach, Mark Ogge, Cam Walker, Danielle Mulholland, David Suzuki, Naomi Klein A radio podcast for politicians and decisionmakers in the Victorian parliament about the prospects of turning farmland into industrial gasfields. 1.3 million hectares of land in Victoria is threatened by onshore gas mining. The 80th Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse contains an 'audio submission' produced for the Victorian Premier Andrew Daniels, Minister for Energy Lily D'Ambrosia, their colleagues and staff, where Victorian experts explain why it is unhealthy, economically unwise and ethically immoral to turn Victorian farmland into industrial gasfields. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour80 A radio podcast for politicians and decisionmakers in the Victorian parliament about the prospects of turning farmland into industrial gasfields. 1.3 million hectares of land in Victoria is threatened by onshore gas mining. The 80th Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse contains an 'audio submission' produced for the Victorian Premier Andrew Daniels, Minister for Energy Lily D'Ambrosia, their colleagues and staff, where Victorian experts explain why it is unhealthy, economically unwise and ethically immoral to turn Victorian farmland into industrial gasfields. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour80 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13927.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13927 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 22:08:46 +1000 49:05 sustainability, climate change, onshore gas mining, CSG, fracking The Sustainable Hour - 1 July 2015 Mik Aidt, Anthony Gleeson and Jack Nyhof Guests: Fiona Armstrong, Andrew Laird The big news about climate and our health. A new global health report calls climate change a "health emergency". Citizens are taking legal action against their own governments' inaction on climate change because it is going to harm the nation. Audio excerpts from youtube videos: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, USA, Adam Bandt MP, The Australian Greens, and Ariane Wilkinson, Environmental Justice Australia. For more info, see: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour79 The big news about climate and our health. A new global health report calls climate change a "health emergency". Citizens are taking legal action against their own governments' inaction on climate change because it is going to harm the nation. Audio excerpts from youtube videos: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, USA, Adam Bandt MP, The Australian Greens, and Ariane Wilkinson, Environmental Justice Australia. For more info, see: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour79 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13897.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13897 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:20:29 +1000 48:18 Sustainability, renewable energy, climate change, CSG, fracking The Sustainable Hour - 24 June 2015 Mik Aidt, Anthony Gleeson and Jack Nyhof Guests: Kevin Dillon, Cynthia Lyons, Mr Davey, Ms Balkin A breath of fresh air. Why is Pope Francis' teaching letter, the encyclical, so significant? Because it has brought the questions around climate change, coal mining and onshore gas mining into the moral's sphere of the total element of who we are as human beings, explains our guest in The 78th Sustainable Hour, Geelong St Mary's parish priest, Father Kevin Dillon. Also guest in The Sustainable radio studio is Cynthia Lyons, an anti-fracking activist from Freshwater Creek, and our youth reporter, Jack Nyhof, has a report from Geelong High School. - See more at: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour78 A breath of fresh air. Why is Pope Francis' teaching letter, the encyclical, so significant? Because it has brought the questions around climate change, coal mining and onshore gas mining into the moral's sphere of the total element of who we are as human beings, explains our guest in The 78th Sustainable Hour, Geelong St Mary's parish priest, Father Kevin Dillon. Also guest in The Sustainable radio studio is Cynthia Lyons, an anti-fracking activist from Freshwater Creek, and our youth reporter, Jack Nyhof, has a report from Geelong High School. - See more at: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour78 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13879.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13879 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:27:56 +1000 48:42 sustainability, renewable energy, climate change, morals, Pope Francis, The Sustainable Hour - 17 June 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Margot Smith, Sarah Henderson, Chris Ryan, Nick Aberle, Kate Sullivan, Andrew Laird, Regina Gleeson, Geoff Brown, Join the community forum in Anglesea on 13 June 2015 and listen to excerpts of the speakers at the meeting: Professor Chris Ryan, Dr Nick Aberle, Kate Sullivan, Mayor Margot Smith, Sarah Henderson MP. The audio recordings were kindly provided by filmmaker Peter Yacono who is currently producing a documentary film, ‘Our Power’, about communities in Surf Coast and LaTrobe Valley. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour77 Join the community forum in Anglesea on 13 June 2015 and listen to excerpts of the speakers at the meeting: Professor Chris Ryan, Dr Nick Aberle, Kate Sullivan, Mayor Margot Smith, Sarah Henderson MP. The audio recordings were kindly provided by filmmaker Peter Yacono who is currently producing a documentary film, ‘Our Power’, about communities in Surf Coast and LaTrobe Valley. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour77 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13852.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13852 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:28:04 +1000 50:19 sustainability, Anglesea, renewable energy, climate change, coal, The Sustainable Hour - 10 June 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest in the studio: Andrew Laird and Tom Meek An hour on 94.7 The Pulse about what's next after the successful campaign to have the coal-fired Anglesea power station and coal mine closed down - about community, wildlife, heathland and nature, disappearing species, disconnectedness and anger - as well as new engagement, exciting initiatives and historic changes in global climate change policy-making. With Andrew Laird, spokesperson for Surf Coast Air Acion, and Tom Meek, compost and recycling manager in Melbourne Zoo. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour76 An hour on 94.7 The Pulse about what's next after the successful campaign to have the coal-fired Anglesea power station and coal mine closed down - about community, wildlife, heathland and nature, disappearing species, disconnectedness and anger - as well as new engagement, exciting initiatives and historic changes in global climate change policy-making. With Andrew Laird, spokesperson for Surf Coast Air Acion, and Tom Meek, compost and recycling manager in Melbourne Zoo. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour76 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13822.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13822 Wed, 10 Jun 2015 19:27:13 +1000 48:50 sustainability, Anglesea, renewable energy, climate change, coal, The Sustainable Hour - 3 June 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest in the studio: Pat Onesta. Prerecorded interview: Maria Temponeras We invited community planner Pat Onesta from Hawaii, who recently moved to the Surf Coast, to be our guest in the 75th Sustainable Hour for a talk about large scale renewable energy projects, energy efficiency, eliminating your waste and reducing your carbon footprint. In today's program we also visit one of the world’s first community-funded solar boat and carbon cycle projects in Denmark, while touching on the recent climate action momentum within religious groups such as the Catholics, and in the health sector. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour75 We invited community planner Pat Onesta from Hawaii, who recently moved to the Surf Coast, to be our guest in the 75th Sustainable Hour for a talk about large scale renewable energy projects, energy efficiency, eliminating your waste and reducing your carbon footprint. In today's program we also visit one of the world’s first community-funded solar boat and carbon cycle projects in Denmark, while touching on the recent climate action momentum within religious groups such as the Catholics, and in the health sector. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour75 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13788.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13788 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 15:33:04 +1000 48:48 sustainability, Geelong, renewable energy, climate change, wind turbines, The Sustainable Hour - 27 May 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson With Damien Marchant, Chloe Aldenhoven, Dom, Christine Milne, Fred Small The grassroots' revolution: People power in progress. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour74 The grassroots' revolution: People power in progress. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour74 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13769.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13769 Wed, 27 May 2015 18:11:23 +1000 52:13 sustainability, renewable energy, fracking, climate change, solar, The Sustainable Hour - 20 May 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Speakers: Dan Cowdell, Tosh Szatow, Neil Ruut, Leigh Ewbank Speaking of community-owned renewable energy. On 15 April 2015, around 30 people met at South Barwon Community Centre to discuss the possibilities of starting up a community-owned renewable energy project in Geelong. Here are six excerpts from the meeting in shape of audio recordings. For further reading on the topic, see: http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour73 Speaking of community-owned renewable energy. On 15 April 2015, around 30 people met at South Barwon Community Centre to discuss the possibilities of starting up a community-owned renewable energy project in Geelong. Here are six excerpts from the meeting in shape of audio recordings. For further reading on the topic, see: http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour73 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13742.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13742 Wed, 20 May 2015 18:44:10 +1000 51:28 sustainability, renewable energy, solar PV, wind turbines, community-owned The Sustainable Hour - 13 May 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Speakers: Andy Richards, Paul Westcott, Ash Patten Forum about active transport and walkability in Geelong. What's happening with regard to public transport, cycling infrastructure and walking activities in the Geelong region? A forum with the title 'Active Transport: Past, Present & Future' was held on 22 April 2015 at Beav's Bar in Geelong to provide answers to this question. The tree key note speakers in the 72st Sustainable Hour on 13 May 2015 are: Councillor Andy Richards, City of Greater Geelong (About Active transport policy and funding). Paul Westcott, Public Transport Users Association Geelong (About Public transport). Ash Patten, President BikeSafe Geelong (About Cycling infrastructure and safety) - See more at: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour72 Forum about active transport and walkability in Geelong. What's happening with regard to public transport, cycling infrastructure and walking activities in the Geelong region? A forum with the title 'Active Transport: Past, Present & Future' was held on 22 April 2015 at Beav's Bar in Geelong to provide answers to this question. The tree key note speakers in the 72st Sustainable Hour on 13 May 2015 are: Councillor Andy Richards, City of Greater Geelong (About Active transport policy and funding). Paul Westcott, Public Transport Users Association Geelong (About Public transport). Ash Patten, President BikeSafe Geelong (About Cycling infrastructure and safety) - See more at: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour72 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13720.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13720 Thu, 14 May 2015 17:08:58 +1000 50:36 Sustainability, cycling, public transport, active transport, walkability, The Sustainable Hour - 6 May 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest: Anthony Mangelsdorf - Pre-recorded interview: Søren Dahlgaard Resource-smart schools and the revelation of composting. Guest in the studio: Anthony Mangelsdorf, Project Manager, Barwon South West ResourceSmart Schools - www.resourcesmartschools.vic.gov.au - and Barwon Heads Sustainability Group. Pre-recorded interview with artist and curator Soeren Dahlgaard, www.artclimatechange.org - Youtube-clip with Elon Musk, ABC RN excerpt with American ex-NASA climate scientist James Hansen. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour71 Resource-smart schools and the revelation of composting. Guest in the studio: Anthony Mangelsdorf, Project Manager, Barwon South West ResourceSmart Schools - www.resourcesmartschools.vic.gov.au - and Barwon Heads Sustainability Group. Pre-recorded interview with artist and curator Soeren Dahlgaard, www.artclimatechange.org - Youtube-clip with Elon Musk, ABC RN excerpt with American ex-NASA climate scientist James Hansen. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour71 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13690.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13690 Thu, 07 May 2015 23:36:01 +1000 50:14 sustainability, Geelong, renewable energy, climate change, education, The Sustainable Hour - 29 April 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Michelle Sanders and Dan Cowdell Inspiring future environmental leaders: Kids Teaching Kids - a program that aims to inspire school students by connecting and challenging them with real world issues. This is our main topic in the 70th Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 29 April 2015. We talk with Program Manager Michelle Sanders from Kids Teaching Kids about it, and with Dan Cowdell, President of Geelong Sustainability, about a new Community Owned Renewable Energy project which is starting up. More at: http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour70 Inspiring future environmental leaders: Kids Teaching Kids - a program that aims to inspire school students by connecting and challenging them with real world issues. This is our main topic in the 70th Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 29 April 2015. We talk with Program Manager Michelle Sanders from Kids Teaching Kids about it, and with Dan Cowdell, President of Geelong Sustainability, about a new Community Owned Renewable Energy project which is starting up. More at: http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour70 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13665.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13665 Fri, 01 May 2015 11:59:09 +1000 46:29 sustainability, Geelong, renewable energy, climate change, education, The Sustainable Hour - 22 April 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest: Mark Perskin, Kip Anderson, Philip Wollen Cattle, carbon and the new breed of climatarians. Guest in the studio: Mark Perskin, Less Meat Less Heat. Pre-recorded interviews: Kip Anderson, director and co-producer of 'Cowspiracy', and Philip Wollen, former vice-president of Citibank. Is it true or false that grass-fed cattle are such a burden on the Earth? More information on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour69 Cattle, carbon and the new breed of climatarians. Guest in the studio: Mark Perskin, Less Meat Less Heat. Pre-recorded interviews: Kip Anderson, director and co-producer of 'Cowspiracy', and Philip Wollen, former vice-president of Citibank. Is it true or false that grass-fed cattle are such a burden on the Earth? More information on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour69 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13658.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13658 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:17:04 +1000 49:34 sustainability, Geelong, renewable energy, climate change, carbon footprint, The Sustainable Hour - 15 April 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest in the studio: Jason Kimberley, Cool Australia 24,000 Australian teachers have signed up to Cool Australia, a non-profit website that provides inspirational material to schools and caters the students' thirst for knowledge about being clean, efficient and smart. In the 68th Sustainable Hour, Jason Kimberley who started Cool Australia eight years ago shares his insights with us. The hour also contains audio clips about the new book 'Demystifying Sustainability' and the American movement TheNextSystem.org. More information on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour68 24,000 Australian teachers have signed up to Cool Australia, a non-profit website that provides inspirational material to schools and caters the students' thirst for knowledge about being clean, efficient and smart. In the 68th Sustainable Hour, Jason Kimberley who started Cool Australia eight years ago shares his insights with us. The hour also contains audio clips about the new book 'Demystifying Sustainability' and the American movement TheNextSystem.org. More information on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour68 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13629.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13629 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:55:06 +1000 49:19 sustainability, Geelong, renewable energy, schools, education The Sustainable Hour - 8 April 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Phil Baulch and Jack Nyhof Questions about ecology, technology, limits and choices. On 8 April 2015, we move into unchartered waters asking questions about the choices we make in our daily lives. How do we live responsibly in a technological age? How do we make the best choices? Guests: Phil Baulch, New Earth Systems, and Jack Nyhof, founder of Earth People Animals. Audio clips: Earth Hour highlights and Shots of Awe - More info: http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour67 Questions about ecology, technology, limits and choices. On 8 April 2015, we move into unchartered waters asking questions about the choices we make in our daily lives. How do we live responsibly in a technological age? How do we make the best choices? Guests: Phil Baulch, New Earth Systems, and Jack Nyhof, founder of Earth People Animals. Audio clips: Earth Hour highlights and Shots of Awe - More info: http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour67 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13604.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13604 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 00:29:32 +1000 49:21 sustainability, philosophy, Geelong, renewable energy, ecology The Sustainable Hour - 1 April 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Alex Houlston, Aaron Lewtas, Alex Aidt, Jack Nyhof, Leanne Dowling, Peter Høj An hour around The People's Solar and 'green teams' from two schools in Geelong with Alex Houlston from Energy for the People, Aaron Lewtas from Surf Coast Energy Group, Alex Aidt from the Green Team of South Geelong Primary School, Jack Nyhof from the Green Team of Geelong High School, Principal Ms Leanne Dowling, South Geelong High School, and Vice-Chancellor Peter Hoj, University of Queensland. - More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour66 An hour around The People's Solar and 'green teams' from two schools in Geelong with Alex Houlston from Energy for the People, Aaron Lewtas from Surf Coast Energy Group, Alex Aidt from the Green Team of South Geelong Primary School, Jack Nyhof from the Green Team of Geelong High School, Principal Ms Leanne Dowling, South Geelong High School, and Vice-Chancellor Peter Hoj, University of Queensland. - More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour66 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13590.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13590 Sun, 05 Apr 2015 09:35:23 +1000 48:20 sustainability, education, Geelong, renewable energy, solar The Sustainable Hour - 25 March 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Rob Gell and Christine Couzens MP More information on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour65 More information on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour65 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13577.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13577 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:18:42 +1100 49:45 sustainability, climate change, Geelong, renewable energy, climate science The Sustainable Hour - 18 March 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Alan Barron and Ray Black Today, we are talking about climate change and sea level rise in The Sustainable Hour, and we take a look at the debate which has been going on for more than a year in the Letters to the Editor section of Geelong Independent about whether climate change and sea level rise is myth or reality. In particular, Alan Barron and Ray Black have been arguing back and forth on the topic. Today, we have invited them to visit us in the Sustainable Hour. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour64 Today, we are talking about climate change and sea level rise in The Sustainable Hour, and we take a look at the debate which has been going on for more than a year in the Letters to the Editor section of Geelong Independent about whether climate change and sea level rise is myth or reality. In particular, Alan Barron and Ray Black have been arguing back and forth on the topic. Today, we have invited them to visit us in the Sustainable Hour. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour64 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13544.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13544 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:36:30 +1100 51:19 sustainability, climate change, climate skepticism, renewable energy, climate science The Sustainable Hour - 11 March 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Trish Clayton, Dr Rob Salter, Costa Georgiadis Live well and have fun with sustainability. In the 63th Sustainable Hour we learn that the core of sustainability is just as much about connecting with your local community, having fun and living well as it is about protecting the environment and caring about our carbon pollution. Guest in the studio: Trish Clayton from Barwon Heads Festival of the Sea 2015 - www.festivalofthesea.org.au. Live phone interview: Dr Rob Salter from Live Well Yarra - www.livewell.net.au. Prerecorded segment: Costa Georgiadis from ABC's Gardening Australia speaks at the Green Carpet Awards at Geelong Performing Arts Centre (8 minute excerpt). More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour63 Live well and have fun with sustainability. In the 63th Sustainable Hour we learn that the core of sustainability is just as much about connecting with your local community, having fun and living well as it is about protecting the environment and caring about our carbon pollution. Guest in the studio: Trish Clayton from Barwon Heads Festival of the Sea 2015 - www.festivalofthesea.org.au. Live phone interview: Dr Rob Salter from Live Well Yarra - www.livewell.net.au. Prerecorded segment: Costa Georgiadis from ABC's Gardening Australia speaks at the Green Carpet Awards at Geelong Performing Arts Centre (8 minute excerpt). More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour63 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13533.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13533 Sat, 14 Mar 2015 13:48:15 +1100 49:21 sustainability, climate change, Barwon Heads, renewable energy, Geelong The Sustainable Hour - 4 March 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Glen Rodgers, Andrew Conte. Pre-recorded: Aaron Lewtas, Heinz Dahl Show no 62: The benefits of building a sustainable home. Guests in the studio: Glen Rodgers, Architect Director, Zero C Architects, and Andrew Conte, Director, Mekari Constructions. Excerpt from speeches in front of Sarah Henderson MP's office in Waurn Ponds by Aaron Lewtas and Heinz Dahls Excerpt from the Future Proofing Geelong Green Carpet Awards: Best business partner: GPAC. Best community project: Heidi Fog. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour62 Show no 62: The benefits of building a sustainable home. Guests in the studio: Glen Rodgers, Architect Director, Zero C Architects, and Andrew Conte, Director, Mekari Constructions. Excerpt from speeches in front of Sarah Henderson MP's office in Waurn Ponds by Aaron Lewtas and Heinz Dahls Excerpt from the Future Proofing Geelong Green Carpet Awards: Best business partner: GPAC. Best community project: Heidi Fog. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour62 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13519.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13519 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:11:51 +1100 49:26 sustainability, climate change, global warming, renewable energy, Geelong The Sustainable Hour - 25 February 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Interviews: Dave Kerin, Leopold Men's Shed, Jeremy Rifkin, Bob Massie The 61st edition of The Sustainable Hour is about the Sustainable Living Festival. Dave Kerin gives us an update about the launch of the first Earthworker factory and their plans for starting one in Geelong as well, and we have a chat with the Leopold Men's Shed at GPAC. Jeremy Rifkin, advisor to the European Union for more than a decade and author of the bestseller 'The Third Industrial Revolution' talks about his vision for the European Union, and investment advicer Bob Massie, president of The New Economy Coalition and initiator of The Investor Network on Climate Risk, talks about the recent success of the divestment movement. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour61 The 61st edition of The Sustainable Hour is about the Sustainable Living Festival. Dave Kerin gives us an update about the launch of the first Earthworker factory and their plans for starting one in Geelong as well, and we have a chat with the Leopold Men's Shed at GPAC. Jeremy Rifkin, advisor to the European Union for more than a decade and author of the bestseller 'The Third Industrial Revolution' talks about his vision for the European Union, and investment advicer Bob Massie, president of The New Economy Coalition and initiator of The Investor Network on Climate Risk, talks about the recent success of the divestment movement. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour61 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13515.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13515 Sun, 01 Mar 2015 10:15:42 +1100 50:08 sustainability, climate change, global warming, renewable energy, Geelong The Sustainable Hour - 18 February 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Vicki Perrett, Eileen Sims, Heinz Dahl Meet Sustainable Living Festival Geelong organiser Vicki Perrett from Geelong Sustainability, Eileen Sims from Raw Ambition, and Heinz Dahl from Enviro Create for an hour around local events and initiatives in the field of smarter, cheaper, cleaner and greener living. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour60 Meet Sustainable Living Festival Geelong organiser Vicki Perrett from Geelong Sustainability, Eileen Sims from Raw Ambition, and Heinz Dahl from Enviro Create for an hour around local events and initiatives in the field of smarter, cheaper, cleaner and greener living. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour60 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13489.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13489 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:17:33 +1100 49:51 Sustainability, climate change, global warming, renewable energy, Geelong The Sustainable Hour - 11 February 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest: Fran MacDonald In the 59th Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 11 February 2015 we look at how we can catalyse action to reduce carbon emissions in Victoria's western region. Our guest in the studio, Fran MacDonald from the Western Alliance for Greenhouse Action (WAGA), explains about 'Low Carbon West' - the greenhouse strategy for our region - and about what it means for Geelong. Low Carbon West is a plan for the transition to a low carbon economy in the western region. It was officially launched on 25 November 2014. Fran MacDonald is responsible for the initiative. In the 59th Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 11 February 2015 we look at how we can catalyse action to reduce carbon emissions in Victoria's western region. Our guest in the studio, Fran MacDonald from the Western Alliance for Greenhouse Action (WAGA), explains about 'Low Carbon West' - the greenhouse strategy for our region - and about what it means for Geelong. Low Carbon West is a plan for the transition to a low carbon economy in the western region. It was officially launched on 25 November 2014. Fran MacDonald is responsible for the initiative. http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13482.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13482 Sat, 14 Feb 2015 23:53:49 +1100 50:14 sustainability, climate change, global warming, renewable energy, Geelong The Sustainable Hour - 4 February 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest: Ray Ingwersen What happiness and equality has to do with sustainability. Read more information about the topic and about the program on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour58 What happiness and equality has to do with sustainability. Read more information about the topic and about the program on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour58 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13469.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13469 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:12:26 +1100 50:12 Sustainability, climate change, global warming, renewable energy, Geelong The Sustainable Hour - 28 January 2015 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Tina Perfrement Tina Perfrement from Future Proofing Geelong was the first guest in the program when we started broadcasting it back in 2013. She's back - 56 radio shows later - to give us an overview of what has happened since last, and what we can expect from Geelong Council in 2015. We also talk about Live Earth, and play music with Pharrell Williams, Katie Costello and Luke OShea. Tina Perfrement from Future Proofing Geelong was the first guest in the program when we started broadcasting it back in 2013. She's back - 56 radio shows later - to give us an overview of what has happened since last, and what we can expect from Geelong Council in 2015. We also talk about Live Earth, and play music with Pharrell Williams, Katie Costello and Luke OShea. http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13449.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13449 Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:15:02 +1100 50:21 sustainability, climate change, global warming, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 17 December 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Sam Smith, Josh Creaser, Arron Wood Learn from each other's solutions. The 56th Sustainable Hour is our last in 2014. Guest in the studio: Sam Smith, Future Proofing Geelong, Sustainable Living Festival. Live phone interviews: Josh Creaser, Canberra spokesperson, 350.org, and Arron Wood, councillor in Melbourne City Council, chair of the Environment portfolio. Board member of Sustainability Victoria. Excerpts of presentations by Steve Sawyer, CEO, Global Wind Energy Council, Jeremy Leggett, SolarCentury chair, European Photovoltaic Industry Association, and Scott Ludlam, Australian politician, The Greens' senator for Western Australia. - See more at: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour56 Learn from each other's solutions. The 56th Sustainable Hour is our last in 2014. Guest in the studio: Sam Smith, Future Proofing Geelong, Sustainable Living Festival. Live phone interviews: Josh Creaser, Canberra spokesperson, 350.org, and Arron Wood, councillor in Melbourne City Council, chair of the Environment portfolio. Board member of Sustainability Victoria. Excerpts of presentations by Steve Sawyer, CEO, Global Wind Energy Council, Jeremy Leggett, SolarCentury chair, European Photovoltaic Industry Association, and Scott Ludlam, Australian politician, The Greens' senator for Western Australia. - See more at: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour56 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13364.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13364 Sat, 27 Dec 2014 12:59:29 +1100 49:38 sustainability, climate change, wind energy, solar energy, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 10 December 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Andrea Pape, Tim Mordaunt, Darryn Lyons, Molly, Gen, Summer Passion for sustainability in the community. In the 55th Sustainable Hour we talk with Andrea Pape from The Give Grid about sustainability in the community service sector, and with Sustainability Officer Tim Mordaunt from Geelong Council about the new Greenhouse Gas Strategy review. You can also listen to an excerpt of Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons' speech about sustainable tourism. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour55 Passion for sustainability in the community. In the 55th Sustainable Hour we talk with Andrea Pape from The Give Grid about sustainability in the community service sector, and with Sustainability Officer Tim Mordaunt from Geelong Council about the new Greenhouse Gas Strategy review. You can also listen to an excerpt of Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons' speech about sustainable tourism. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour55 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13359.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13359 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:28:53 +1100 49:03 sustainability, climate change, tourism, community, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 3 December 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest: Heinz Dahl. Pre-recorded interview: Per Bernard Guest in the studio: Heinz Dahl, managing director, NexTgen Wind. Pre-recorded interview: Per Bernard, co-founding member of Hepburn Wind. Read more on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour54 Guest in the studio: Heinz Dahl, managing director, NexTgen Wind. Pre-recorded interview: Per Bernard, co-founding member of Hepburn Wind. Read more on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour54 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13322.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13322 Sun, 07 Dec 2014 01:09:15 +1100 52:05 Sustainability, climate change, fossil fuels, wind energy, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 26 November 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest: Mark Diesendorf In The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 26 November 2012 we have a guest from New South Wales: professor and energy expert Mark Diesendorf, author of the book 'Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change'. Mark Diesendorf is one of Australia's leading sustainable energy analysts, Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. More info, videos and links on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour53 In The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 26 November 2012 we have a guest from New South Wales: professor and energy expert Mark Diesendorf, author of the book 'Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change'. Mark Diesendorf is one of Australia's leading sustainable energy analysts, Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. More info, videos and links on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour53 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13281.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13281 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:39:32 +1100 52:32 sustainability, climate change, fossil fuels, energy solutions, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 19 November 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Bruce Lindsay, Christine Couzens, Doug Mann, Sarah Hathway, Heinz Dahl In the Sustainable Hour studio: Christine Couzens, Labor candidate for Geelong - Doug Mann, independent candidate for Geelong - Sarah Hathway, Socialist Alliance candidate for Geelong - Heinz Dahl, managing director of NexTgen Wind --- Liberal candidate Paula Kontelj and Australian Country Alliance candidate Tony Leen were invited as well, but did not reply our invitation or our questionnaire --- On the phone: Bruce Lindsay, The Greens candidate for Geelong --- Pre-recorded audio interviews with: Lisa Ashdowne, The Greens candidate for South Barwon - Geoff Carr, director of Ecology Australia - Professor Mark Diesendorf, renewable energy analyst --- Speech excerpt: Peter Bakker, president of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. In the Sustainable Hour studio: Christine Couzens, Labor candidate for Geelong - Doug Mann, independent candidate for Geelong - Sarah Hathway, Socialist Alliance candidate for Geelong - Heinz Dahl, managing director of NexTgen Wind --- Liberal candidate Paula Kontelj and Australian Country Alliance candidate Tony Leen were invited as well, but did not reply our invitation or our questionnaire --- On the phone: Bruce Lindsay, The Greens candidate for Geelong --- Pre-recorded audio interviews with: Lisa Ashdowne, The Greens candidate for South Barwon - Geoff Carr, director of Ecology Australia - Professor Mark Diesendorf, renewable energy analyst --- Speech excerpt: Peter Bakker, president of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13273.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13273 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:14:54 +1100 61:11 sustainability, climate change, election, energy efficiency, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 12 November 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Colin Mockett, Charlie Wood, Graeme Stockton State Election special - Clean Energy Week in Geelong - G20 meeting and how the world sees Australia. More info on http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour51 State Election special - Clean Energy Week in Geelong - G20 meeting and how the world sees Australia. More info on http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour51 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13248.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13248 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:04:48 +1100 48:48 Sustainability, climate change, election, G20, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 5 November 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Jane Kempe, Colin Mockett Change will come from the ground up. On 29 November 2014, residents in Victoria will be voting on who should be their leaders in government. In this and the following Sustainable Hours, we look into what this means. Today we talk with two artists about the topic: Colin Mockett who is an actor and entertainer, and Jane Kempe who is a painter and a cartoonist. "The mainstream candidates are much too busy standing behind their leaders and having the photograph taken, or standing on street corners and giving away things, and having their photograph taken, and they aren't concerned with what I want them to be concerned with, of which the environment is front and centre. I am concerned that the environment is being largely ignored by the mainstream candidates. Instead of just all the feelgood-stuff that they have been saying, if we can get them to address the issue, we have at least done something," says Colin Mockett. He challenged two candidates in his electorate over Facebook. As Number One, he wrote, he would like to see the Anglesea power station shut down, and the anti-wind farm laws repealed. He got a reaction from both candidates. "Change will come from the ground up. It is not going to come from the top down. Fossil fuels are literally that: they are fossils. They are out of date. So there is a will on the part of the people to take initiatives. Some politicians have misread where the electorate stands on this," says Jane Kempe. She has worked with arts projects around the world where politics meets arts, and where arts is used to create awareness and focus on the environment. "I get a great deal of satisfaction knowing that I can make a difference with my art as well, in things that I feel strongly about," she says. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour50 Change will come from the ground up. On 29 November 2014, residents in Victoria will be voting on who should be their leaders in government. In this and the following Sustainable Hours, we look into what this means. Today we talk with two artists about the topic: Colin Mockett who is an actor and entertainer, and Jane Kempe who is a painter and a cartoonist. "The mainstream candidates are much too busy standing behind their leaders and having the photograph taken, or standing on street corners and giving away things, and having their photograph taken, and they aren't concerned with what I want them to be concerned with, of which the environment is front and centre. I am concerned that the environment is being largely ignored by the mainstream candidates. Instead of just all the feelgood-stuff that they have been saying, if we can get them to address the issue, we have at least done something," says Colin Mockett. He challenged two candidates in his electorate over Facebook. As Number One, he wrote, he would like to see the Anglesea power station shut down, and the anti-wind farm laws repealed. He got a reaction from both candidates. "Change will come from the ground up. It is not going to come from the top down. Fossil fuels are literally that: they are fossils. They are out of date. So there is a will on the part of the people to take initiatives. Some politicians have misread where the electorate stands on this," says Jane Kempe. She has worked with arts projects around the world where politics meets arts, and where arts is used to create awareness and focus on the environment. "I get a great deal of satisfaction knowing that I can make a difference with my art as well, in things that I feel strongly about," she says. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour50 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13233.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13233 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:00:21 +1100 48:23 Sustainability, climate change, election, arts, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 29 October 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest: Dr Andrea Bunting. Via phone: Dr Jacinta Morahan Climate morals, psychology and engagement. Scientists are telling us that the cost of inaction on climate change keeps rising every day we continue business as usual. To change this dangerous situation, we need to first understand the psychological mechanisms that make so many people shut off entirely from the whole discussion. To help us with this, we have a social psychology researcher, Dr Andrea Bunting, with us in the 49th Sustainable Hour. She is Honorary Research Fellow at Latrobe University, School of Psychological Sciences and explains about her research in the psychology behind moral attitudes to climate change. Andrea Bunting is saying: Let's speak about climate change! More about this, and about the booklet with the same title, below on this page. We have two special reasons to celebrate in The Sustainable Hour today. First of all, this is 'Day One' in a new and greener City of Greater Geelong council. A council which now has a policy and a strategy on how to manage some of the biggest challenges we are faced with today - climate change being one of them. The 'Environment Management Strategy' was finally approved in Council on 28 October 2014, after having been two years on its way. And around 30 people had come to celebrate that moment together with the councillors. We have a report from the Council meeting, and a short statement from Councillor Andy Richards about the process which created the strategy. The other reason is that on 30 October 2014, The Sustainable Hour is one year old. We broadcasted our first show one year ago, and there are now 49 podcasts out there on the internet to show for it! - Read more: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour49 Climate morals, psychology and engagement. Scientists are telling us that the cost of inaction on climate change keeps rising every day we continue business as usual. To change this dangerous situation, we need to first understand the psychological mechanisms that make so many people shut off entirely from the whole discussion. To help us with this, we have a social psychology researcher, Dr Andrea Bunting, with us in the 49th Sustainable Hour. She is Honorary Research Fellow at Latrobe University, School of Psychological Sciences and explains about her research in the psychology behind moral attitudes to climate change. Andrea Bunting is saying: Let's speak about climate change! More about this, and about the booklet with the same title, below on this page. We have two special reasons to celebrate in The Sustainable Hour today. First of all, this is 'Day One' in a new and greener City of Greater Geelong council. A council which now has a policy and a strategy on how to manage some of the biggest challenges we are faced with today - climate change being one of them. The 'Environment Management Strategy' was finally approved in Council on 28 October 2014, after having been two years on its way. And around 30 people had come to celebrate that moment together with the councillors. We have a report from the Council meeting, and a short statement from Councillor Andy Richards about the process which created the strategy. The other reason is that on 30 October 2014, The Sustainable Hour is one year old. We broadcasted our first show one year ago, and there are now 49 podcasts out there on the internet to show for it! - Read more: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour49 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13218.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13218 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 01:11:55 +1100 48:35 Sustainability, climate change, climate denial, psychology, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 22 October 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Heidi Fog, Graeme Stockton. Pre-recorded: Mika "There is only one train, and that is the green train. If you are not on that train, you will be left behind on the platform," said Lars Aagard, CEO of the Danish Energy Association recently. The 48th Sustainable Hour on 22 October 2014 on 94.7 The Pulse is about things we can do to save money while at the same time taking personal action on climate change. We introduce you to Heidi Fog from Balanced Sustainability who is an expert in energy audits and who consults families, kindergartens and schools to help them save money and reduce carbon emissions. We ask her for some concrete advice on how we take action on climate change and reduce our carbon footprint. We also talk with Graeme Stockton from Surf Coast Energy Group who is the organiser of the forum 'Growth! Is Bigger Better' and who has assembled a prestigious line-up of guest speakers to talk about the big issues of the 21st century - in Torquay on 16 November 2014. And we talk with one of the Pacific Warriors, Mika, who have been spearheading a busy week of climate campaigning in Australia. "There is only one train, and that is the green train. If you are not on that train, you will be left behind on the platform," said Lars Aagard, CEO of the Danish Energy Association recently. The 48th Sustainable Hour on 22 October 2014 on 94.7 The Pulse is about things we can do to save money while at the same time taking personal action on climate change. We introduce you to Heidi Fog from Balanced Sustainability who is an expert in energy audits and who consults families, kindergartens and schools to help them save money and reduce carbon emissions. We ask her for some concrete advice on how we take action on climate change and reduce our carbon footprint. We also talk with Graeme Stockton from Surf Coast Energy Group who is the organiser of the forum 'Growth! Is Bigger Better' and who has assembled a prestigious line-up of guest speakers to talk about the big issues of the 21st century - in Torquay on 16 November 2014. And we talk with one of the Pacific Warriors, Mika, who have been spearheading a busy week of climate campaigning in Australia. http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13208.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13208 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:37:07 +1100 49:06 Sustainability, climate change, divestment, growth, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 15 October 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Mary Constance Black, Jackray Black In the 47th Sustainable Hour on 15 October 2014, we report from the meeting on 14 October where Geelong Council unanimously voted to call for a permanent ban on fracking. Our guests in the studio are Mary Constance Black, artist, and Jackray Black, who is a former sustainability teacher at Centre for Sustainable Innovation at The Gordon in Geelong and a busy letter- and opinion-piece writer. More info, links and videos on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour47 In the 47th Sustainable Hour on 15 October 2014, we report from the meeting on 14 October where Geelong Council unanimously voted to call for a permanent ban on fracking. Our guests in the studio are Mary Constance Black, artist, and Jackray Black, who is a former sustainability teacher at Centre for Sustainable Innovation at The Gordon in Geelong and a busy letter- and opinion-piece writer. More info, links and videos on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour47 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13190.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13190 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:37:24 +1100 49:36 Sustainability, climate change, divestment, nature, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 8 October 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Helene Cameron and Quentin Farmar-Bowers How can we effectively reduce our fossil fuel emissions to zero? Will we have to wait for federal politicians and negotiations in the United Nations before we can begin the transistion away from burning coal, gas and oil? Not at all! Many cities, councils, municipalities, shires and boroughs have already started that journey. The first step is to write a strategy, allocate funds, formulate the goals, and then start working on how to get there. The Borough of Queenscliffe has already done this. And neighbouring City of Greater Geelong Council is in the process of doing it. In the 46th Sustainable Hour on 8 October 2014 we talk with Queenscliff mayor Helene Cameron about their carbon strategy to learn what it takes to become 'carbon neutral', and we talk with Dr Quentin Farmar-Bowers, a retired researcher from Deakin University, about carbon sequestration and what we are to make of this new technology. How can we effectively reduce our fossil fuel emissions to zero? Will we have to wait for federal politicians and negotiations in the United Nations before we can begin the transistion away from burning coal, gas and oil? Not at all! Many cities, councils, municipalities, shires and boroughs have already started that journey. The first step is to write a strategy, allocate funds, formulate the goals, and then start working on how to get there. The Borough of Queenscliffe has already done this. And neighbouring City of Greater Geelong Council is in the process of doing it. In the 46th Sustainable Hour on 8 October 2014 we talk with Queenscliff mayor Helene Cameron about their carbon strategy to learn what it takes to become 'carbon neutral', and we talk with Dr Quentin Farmar-Bowers, a retired researcher from Deakin University, about carbon sequestration and what we are to make of this new technology. http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13174.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13174 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:51:30 +1100 47:57 Sustainability, climate change, divestment, carbon sequestration, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 1 October 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest: John Miro The 45th Sustainable Hour on 1 October 2014 reports from the UN Climate Summit in New York on 23 September 2014 and from the Gasrush Information Night in Geelong on 18 September 2014. One of three speakers at the Gasrush meeting was Ben Courtice from Friends of the Earth and Beyond Zero Emissions. We listen to his speech in full length [14:18 min], and also talk with John Miro who documented the debate for Pulse TV. Speeches from the UN Climate Summit in New York by Leonardo DiCaprio, actor [3:29], Barack Obama, President of the United States [1:15]. More info, videos and links on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour45 The 45th Sustainable Hour on 1 October 2014 reports from the UN Climate Summit in New York on 23 September 2014 and from the Gasrush Information Night in Geelong on 18 September 2014. One of three speakers at the Gasrush meeting was Ben Courtice from Friends of the Earth and Beyond Zero Emissions. We listen to his speech in full length [14:18 min], and also talk with John Miro who documented the debate for Pulse TV. Speeches from the UN Climate Summit in New York by Leonardo DiCaprio, actor [3:29], Barack Obama, President of the United States [1:15]. More info, videos and links on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour45 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13156.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13156 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 23:41:01 +1000 49:35 Sustainability, climate change, fracking, onshore gas extraction, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 24 September 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Chris Johnson, Srechko Kontelj, Richard Di Natale, Ben Courtice, Leigh Adamson, Dan Cowdell The 44th Sustainable Hour on 24 September 2014 reports from two meetings held in Geelong. An information evening about fracking - and the People's Climate March at the Waterfront in Geelong. Guest in the studio: Chris Johnson, 'fractivist' and member of Geelong Sustainability. Speeches by Srechko Kontelj, City of Greater Geelong Councillor; Richard Di Natale, Senator, The Greens; Ben Courtice, Friends of the Earth and Beyond Zero Emissions; Leigh Adamson, local resident; Dan Cowdell, GetUp organiser - More information on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour44 The 44th Sustainable Hour on 24 September 2014 reports from two meetings held in Geelong. An information evening about fracking - and the People's Climate March at the Waterfront in Geelong. Guest in the studio: Chris Johnson, 'fractivist' and member of Geelong Sustainability. Speeches by Srechko Kontelj, City of Greater Geelong Councillor; Richard Di Natale, Senator, The Greens; Ben Courtice, Friends of the Earth and Beyond Zero Emissions; Leigh Adamson, local resident; Dan Cowdell, GetUp organiser - More information on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour44 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13122.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13122 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:45:32 +1000 50:43 sustainability, climate change, fracking, onshore gas extraction, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 17 September 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Alan Roberts, Mariann Lloyd-Smith, Ian Clarke, Chloe Aldenhoven, Richard Di Natale, Andy Richards, Lloyd Davies, Adrian Whitehead, Damien Marchant Sunday 14 September 2014, a minor political miracle was completely ignored by mainstream media. It took place in Moriac, a small countryside town of 800 residents, some 15-20 minutes drive from Geelong, where politicians from all major parties at federal, state and local level assisted the citizens of four small towns to declare themselves 'gasfield free'. In the 43rd Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse we learn that while the Victorian government pulls strings behind the scenes to protect the gas industry, that the so-called 'scientific studies' which it refers to, for instance when claiming the fugitive emissions or water contamination is not a problem, have been compromised. Hear Alan Roberts explain why the gas mining industry can be trusted when it claims that unconventional gas is cleaner that coal. Even CSIRO, a well-respected scientific Australian organisation, is compromised and can't be trusted, according to Alan Roberts. As a lead-up to a public information meeting about onshore gas exploration which is held in Geelong on 18 September 2014 (more info about that on www.climatesafety.info/gasrush), we also take a deeper look at whether the toxic chemicals which the onshore gas industry uses to extract the gas really can be 'Generally Recognized As Safe', as the industry calls it. More info on www.climatesafety.info/?p=9561 Sunday 14 September 2014, a minor political miracle was completely ignored by mainstream media. It took place in Moriac, a small countryside town of 800 residents, some 15-20 minutes drive from Geelong, where politicians from all major parties at federal, state and local level assisted the citizens of four small towns to declare themselves 'gasfield free'. In the 43rd Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse we learn that while the Victorian government pulls strings behind the scenes to protect the gas industry, that the so-called 'scientific studies' which it refers to, for instance when claiming the fugitive emissions or water contamination is not a problem, have been compromised. Hear Alan Roberts explain why the gas mining industry can be trusted when it claims that unconventional gas is cleaner that coal. Even CSIRO, a well-respected scientific Australian organisation, is compromised and can't be trusted, according to Alan Roberts. As a lead-up to a public information meeting about onshore gas exploration which is held in Geelong on 18 September 2014 (more info about that on www.climatesafety.info/gasrush), we also take a deeper look at whether the toxic chemicals which the onshore gas industry uses to extract the gas really can be 'Generally Recognized As Safe', as the industry calls it. More info on www.climatesafety.info/?p=9561 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13094.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13094 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:47:37 +1000 48:46 sustainability, climate change, fracking, onshore gas extraction, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 10 September 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Colin Mockett and Greg Jones Aspirational hands on the sustainable deck: Today with speak with Colin Mockett who will open the doors of his very sustainable and economical house on Sustainable House Day on Sunday 14 September 2014, and with Greg Jones, director of Bongo Transit in Point Lonsdale, who wants to put electric taxis and electric tourist vehicles in the streets of Geelong – and who will be exhibition his Bongos at the Smarter Living Expo at Geelong Performing Arts Centre on Saturday 13 September 2014. We also talk about the public information meeting about onshore gas exploration which is held in Geelong on 18 September 2014. More info about that on www.climatesafety.info/gasrush Aspirational hands on the sustainable deck: Today with speak with Colin Mockett who will open the doors of his very sustainable and economical house on Sustainable House Day on Sunday 14 September 2014, and with Greg Jones, director of Bongo Transit in Point Lonsdale, who wants to put electric taxis and electric tourist vehicles in the streets of Geelong – and who will be exhibition his Bongos at the Smarter Living Expo at Geelong Performing Arts Centre on Saturday 13 September 2014. We also talk about the public information meeting about onshore gas exploration which is held in Geelong on 18 September 2014. More info about that on www.climatesafety.info/gasrush http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13076.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13076 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:21:50 +1000 50:46 Sustainability, Sustainable House Day, climate change, energy efficiency, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 3 September 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Dan Cowdell, Leigh Adamson, Mary-Jane Walker, Alan Cuthbertson, Doug Mann, Bryan Eaton A state election is approaching in Victoria in November. Will we hear any of the candidates talk about sustainability, onshore gas exploration, or climate change policy in their debate at public election meetings and in the media? A new initiative is going to work hard to make sure that in City of Greater Geelong, you must likely will! The grassroots movement GetUp, which has a membership list of 677,500 Australians, recently started a 'Vote Clean' campaign in Geelong, and on 3 September 2014 three members of the team visited the Sustainable Studio on 94.7 The Pulse. They are mobilising hundreds of volunteers to have thousands of conversations about clean energy and climate change policy in Geelong region in the next three months. A state election is approaching in Victoria in November. Will we hear any of the candidates talk about sustainability, onshore gas exploration, or climate change policy in their debate at public election meetings and in the media? A new initiative is going to work hard to make sure that in City of Greater Geelong, you must likely will! The grassroots movement GetUp, which has a membership list of 677,500 Australians, recently started a 'Vote Clean' campaign in Geelong, and on 3 September 2014 three members of the team visited the Sustainable Studio on 94.7 The Pulse. They are mobilising hundreds of volunteers to have thousands of conversations about clean energy and climate change policy in Geelong region in the next three months. http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/13041.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=13041 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:14:39 +1000 49:46 Sustainability, climate change, global warming, renewable energy, election The Sustainable Hour - 20 August 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Leigh Ewbank and Tim Buckley In the sustainable studio on 94.7 The Pulse on 20 August 2014 we have Leigh Ewbank with us from Friends of the Earth. He has come from Melbourne to talk with us and our listeners about the projects and activities which Friends of the Earth are rolling out in Geelong. Most of them are focused around the Victorian state election which will take place on 29 November. We also talk with investment expert Tim Buckley about the current coal and gas industry economy - and about why he thinks the Anglesea coal power station would already be considered a stranded asset if it wasn't for the fact that it is being protected by Australian government policy. --- Geelongians, get involved: host a kitchen table conversion: www.yes2renewables.org/2014/08/06/kitchen_table_conversation_info In the sustainable studio on 94.7 The Pulse on 20 August 2014 we have Leigh Ewbank with us from Friends of the Earth. He has come from Melbourne to talk with us and our listeners about the projects and activities which Friends of the Earth are rolling out in Geelong. Most of them are focused around the Victorian state election which will take place on 29 November. We also talk with investment expert Tim Buckley about the current coal and gas industry economy - and about why he thinks the Anglesea coal power station would already be considered a stranded asset if it wasn't for the fact that it is being protected by Australian government policy. --- Geelongians, get involved: host a kitchen table conversion: www.yes2renewables.org/2014/08/06/kitchen_table_conversation_info http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12986.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12986 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:23:10 +1000 49:22 sustainability, climate change, coal, renewable energy, fracking The Sustainable Hour - 13 August 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson With Rob Gell, Tim Buckley, Leigh Ewbank, Jacinta Morahan, Andrew Laird Anglesea calling: Stop the coal pollution. The huge turnout at the 'Shut It Down' rally and march on 10 August 2014 signaled the end of Anglesea coal social licence, which a group of children literally shredded to pieces during the event. In the 38th Sustainable Hour we play audio-excerpts of four of the anti-coal speakers: Leigh Ewbank, Dr Jacinta Morahan, Andrew Laird and Rob Gell, and follow their statements up with a live phone interview with coal investment expert Tim Buckley, Director of Energy Finance Studies, EEFA. For more information, go to: http://climatesafety.info/?p=8738 Anglesea calling: Stop the coal pollution. The huge turnout at the 'Shut It Down' rally and march on 10 August 2014 signaled the end of Anglesea coal social licence, which a group of children literally shredded to pieces during the event. In the 38th Sustainable Hour we play audio-excerpts of four of the anti-coal speakers: Leigh Ewbank, Dr Jacinta Morahan, Andrew Laird and Rob Gell, and follow their statements up with a live phone interview with coal investment expert Tim Buckley, Director of Energy Finance Studies, EEFA. For more information, go to: http://climatesafety.info/?p=8738 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12973.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12973 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:42:41 +1000 49:58 sustainability, climate change, coal, renewable energy, environment The Sustainable Hour - 6 August 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Ross Mueller and Andrew Laird When governments protect and promote the coal and gas industries at a time when the entire world is talking about that coal and gas urgently need to be phased out due to the climatic complications caused by the burning of it, who then will protect the people? Who will protect and promote its health, jobs and future prosperity? Whose responsibility is it to protect our drinking water and clean air, our renewable energy sector and to create strong action on climate change if not the government's? The answer was suggested by Drew Hutton from Lock the Gate Alliance: "When our leaders fail us, then ordinary people have got to become heroes." This is really what is happening in this the 37th Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse: meet two men who are neither ordinary nor heroes, but who are deeply concerned about the gas and coal issues respectively, and who would never have predicted just two years ago that one day they would be talking in a radio show about such topics as this. And now just listen how well they are doing it! When governments protect and promote the coal and gas industries at a time when the entire world is talking about that coal and gas urgently need to be phased out due to the climatic complications caused by the burning of it, who then will protect the people? Who will protect and promote its health, jobs and future prosperity? Whose responsibility is it to protect our drinking water and clean air, our renewable energy sector and to create strong action on climate change if not the government's? The answer was suggested by Drew Hutton from Lock the Gate Alliance: "When our leaders fail us, then ordinary people have got to become heroes." This is really what is happening in this the 37th Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse: meet two men who are neither ordinary nor heroes, but who are deeply concerned about the gas and coal issues respectively, and who would never have predicted just two years ago that one day they would be talking in a radio show about such topics as this. And now just listen how well they are doing it! http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12937.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12937 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 02:13:57 +1000 45:42 sustainability, climate change, fracking, renewable energy, environment The Sustainable Hour - 30 July 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Kieran Kennedy, Gavin Mudd, Mark Ogge, Cam Walker, Chloe Aldenhoven, Merryn Redenbach, Danielle Mulholland Audio-postcard from the future of fracking. 1.3 million hectares of land in Victoria is threatened by unvoncentional gas mining. Surf Coast, the Otways... even areas right up to the city of Geelong are at risk of being turned into industrial gasfields. Geelong Council resolved at their meeting on Tuesday 22 July 2014 to commence a 30 day process to educate Council on the issue of 'fracking'. Council will be seeking advise from relevant State government departments and agencies as well as experts in various fields. Council will also review any information provided by community groups and individuals. The 36th Sustainable Hour contains an 'audio-postcard' produced for the councillors who are seeking education on this issue. We hope they will listen. --- For photos, lots of links, music videos, online listening or download of excerpts, and more information, go to: http://climatesafety.info/?p=8392 Audio-postcard from the future of fracking. 1.3 million hectares of land in Victoria is threatened by unvoncentional gas mining. Surf Coast, the Otways... even areas right up to the city of Geelong are at risk of being turned into industrial gasfields. Geelong Council resolved at their meeting on Tuesday 22 July 2014 to commence a 30 day process to educate Council on the issue of 'fracking'. Council will be seeking advise from relevant State government departments and agencies as well as experts in various fields. Council will also review any information provided by community groups and individuals. The 36th Sustainable Hour contains an 'audio-postcard' produced for the councillors who are seeking education on this issue. We hope they will listen. --- For photos, lots of links, music videos, online listening or download of excerpts, and more information, go to: http://climatesafety.info/?p=8392 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12875.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12875 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:29:49 +1000 50:13 sustainability, climate change, fracking, renewable energy, environment The Sustainable Hour - 23 July 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest: Andrew Thaler The rise of community energy. People in Geelong have embraced solar power on their rooftops. The next step is to take that success and enthusiasm to move into big community renewable projects that create local manufacturing jobs. Meet someone who is doing just that: scrap metal recycler Andrew Thaler http://climatesafety.info/?p=8356 The rise of community energy. People in Geelong have embraced solar power on their rooftops. The next step is to take that success and enthusiasm to move into big community renewable projects that create local manufacturing jobs. Meet someone who is doing just that: scrap metal recycler Andrew Thaler http://climatesafety.info/?p=8356 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12851.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12851 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:20:11 +1000 48:52 sustainability, climate change, fracking, renewable energy, environment The Sustainable Hour - 16 July 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Meg Caffin and Alan Dawson 60,000 steps towards the City of Trees. In Australia, the National Tree Planting Day is coming up, and in the 34th Sustainable Hour, we take this as an opportunity to 'go green' and talk in-depth about both practical and visionary aspects of tree planting. As part of the Greenway Project, Geelong Council will plant over 60,000 trees and shrubs over the next five years. Guests in the studio: Meg Caffin, urban forester, and Alan Dawson, tree maintenance officer, City of Greater Geelong 60,000 steps towards the City of Trees. In Australia, the National Tree Planting Day is coming up, and in the 34th Sustainable Hour, we take this as an opportunity to 'go green' and talk in-depth about both practical and visionary aspects of tree planting. As part of the Greenway Project, Geelong Council will plant over 60,000 trees and shrubs over the next five years. Guests in the studio: Meg Caffin, urban forester, and Alan Dawson, tree maintenance officer, City of Greater Geelong http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12840.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12840 Sun, 20 Jul 2014 01:16:15 +1000 50:15 sustainability, climate change, fracking, renewable energy, environment The Sustainable Hour - 9 July 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson With David Robinson, David Spratt, Ian Dunlop, and Philip Sutton Pathways to safe climate restoration. Welcome to the 33rd Sustainable Hour on a wet and windy day in July - which is not going to keep us from talking about the sun - about solar energy and solutions to climate change problem. Today we are going to be talking honestly and seriously about this problem. And we should apologise in advance: The Sustainable Hour is going to get inconvenient today. Because we need to talk about what will be able to cause that breakthrough which can put us on a pathway back to a safe climate - a topic which was discussed in-depth at a conference in Melbourne on 21-22 June 2014. And not the absurd way climate change and carbon tax is currently being debated in the Australian senate. Politicians, CEOs and a high percentage of citizens try to turn science into a system of belief because it would be so convenient for their businesses if climate change wasn't really occuring. But they are fooling themselves. It is happening. We have prepared three short audio excerpts from the conference for you which highlight the urgent need to respond to the climate crisis, and we discuss the possibilities of restoring a safe climate. Conference speech excerpts by David Spratt, Ian Dunlop, and Philip Sutton Pre-recorded interview with David Robinson, LIVE Read more, see photos, videos and links: http://climatesafety.info/pathways-to-safe-climate-restoration/ Pathways to safe climate restoration. Welcome to the 33rd Sustainable Hour on a wet and windy day in July - which is not going to keep us from talking about the sun - about solar energy and solutions to climate change problem. Today we are going to be talking honestly and seriously about this problem. And we should apologise in advance: The Sustainable Hour is going to get inconvenient today. Because we need to talk about what will be able to cause that breakthrough which can put us on a pathway back to a safe climate - a topic which was discussed in-depth at a conference in Melbourne on 21-22 June 2014. And not the absurd way climate change and carbon tax is currently being debated in the Australian senate. Politicians, CEOs and a high percentage of citizens try to turn science into a system of belief because it would be so convenient for their businesses if climate change wasn't really occuring. But they are fooling themselves. It is happening. We have prepared three short audio excerpts from the conference for you which highlight the urgent need to respond to the climate crisis, and we discuss the possibilities of restoring a safe climate. Conference speech excerpts by David Spratt, Ian Dunlop, and Philip Sutton Pre-recorded interview with David Robinson, LIVE Read more, see photos, videos and links: http://climatesafety.info/pathways-to-safe-climate-restoration/ http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12839.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12839 Sun, 20 Jul 2014 01:01:40 +1000 47:47 sustainability, climate change, fracking, renewable energy, environment The Sustainable Hour - 2 July 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest in the studio: Alan Manson The renewable revolution is rolling. Whether the Australian government likes it or not. Across the world, clean energy is booming, now producing more than 20 percent of the world's electricity needs. And the clean energy is cheaper than polluting fossil fuels in many countries - including Australia. The federal government wants to reduce the country's Renewable Energy Target while it keeps subsidising the fossil fuel industry with over $10 billion dollars every year, and in Victoria, the state government has put various regulations in place to protect its allies in the coal and gas industry with anti-wind farm laws and investing in coal and gas projects rather than in renewables. The logic response to this kind of climate inaction among our elected leaders is energy action at community level. Citizens are saying "When politicians won't protect our climate, then we must do it ourselves." And then they begin to figure out what it takes to start community-owned co-ops that run solar and wind farms to the benefit both for people and climate. In The Sustainable Hour today, you will meet some of these people. They met at a congress in Canberra recently, and we bring a first-hand report from the event. Citizens are also saying, "When politicians won't protect our farm land and nature parks from the toxic coal and gas mining industry, then we must do it ourselves," and then they get together in community groups that mobilise resistance against the new coal and gas projects which are being rolled out. Enter Alan Manson - one such example of a citizen who recently took on the task to educate and mobilise residents in his own neighbourhood, Grovedale, about the dangers and stupidity of fracking. Alan Manson came to The Sustainable Hour to talk about the new anti-fracking community group he has established: Frack Free Grovedale. This is Geelong calling: Welcome to The Renewable Revolution. Read more, see photos and links: http://climatesafety.info/the-renewable-revolution-is-rolling The renewable revolution is rolling. Whether the Australian government likes it or not. Across the world, clean energy is booming, now producing more than 20 percent of the world's electricity needs. And the clean energy is cheaper than polluting fossil fuels in many countries - including Australia. The federal government wants to reduce the country's Renewable Energy Target while it keeps subsidising the fossil fuel industry with over $10 billion dollars every year, and in Victoria, the state government has put various regulations in place to protect its allies in the coal and gas industry with anti-wind farm laws and investing in coal and gas projects rather than in renewables. The logic response to this kind of climate inaction among our elected leaders is energy action at community level. Citizens are saying "When politicians won't protect our climate, then we must do it ourselves." And then they begin to figure out what it takes to start community-owned co-ops that run solar and wind farms to the benefit both for people and climate. In The Sustainable Hour today, you will meet some of these people. They met at a congress in Canberra recently, and we bring a first-hand report from the event. Citizens are also saying, "When politicians won't protect our farm land and nature parks from the toxic coal and gas mining industry, then we must do it ourselves," and then they get together in community groups that mobilise resistance against the new coal and gas projects which are being rolled out. Enter Alan Manson - one such example of a citizen who recently took on the task to educate and mobilise residents in his own neighbourhood, Grovedale, about the dangers and stupidity of fracking. Alan Manson came to The Sustainable Hour to talk about the new anti-fracking community group he has established: Frack Free Grovedale. This is Geelong calling: Welcome to The Renewable Revolution. Read more, see photos and links: http://climatesafety.info/the-renewable-revolution-is-rolling http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12838.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12838 Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:41:07 +1000 49:29 sustainability, climate change, fracking, renewable energy, environment The Sustainable Hour - 25 June 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Speakers: Thea Nicholas, Anthony Mangelsdorf, Dave Campbell, David Pace Speaking of sustainability in schools. "Let's make sustainability fun!". "It's got to be about action!" These were two of the numerous suggestions by four speakers who gave inspriring presentations at the event 'Sustainability in schools - preparing the next generation' in Geelong on 28 May 2014. Speakers: Thea Nicholas, Cool Australia Anthony Mangelsdorf, Project Manager, Barwon South West ResourceSmart Schools Dave Campbell, teacher, Sacred Heart Secondary College David Pace, teacher, Torquay Primary School Speaking of sustainability in schools. "Let's make sustainability fun!". "It's got to be about action!" These were two of the numerous suggestions by four speakers who gave inspriring presentations at the event 'Sustainability in schools - preparing the next generation' in Geelong on 28 May 2014. Speakers: Thea Nicholas, Cool Australia Anthony Mangelsdorf, Project Manager, Barwon South West ResourceSmart Schools Dave Campbell, teacher, Sacred Heart Secondary College David Pace, teacher, Torquay Primary School http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12722.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12722 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 03:54:42 +1000 52:30 Sustainability, climate change, education, renewable energy, environment The Sustainable Hour - 18 June 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Dave Kerin, Cr Eve Fisher, Doug Rolfe, Christian O'Halloran, Andrew Senia, Erwin Boermans, Leigh Ewbanks, Peter Reeves Renew Geelong Picnic 2014: On 27 April 2014, 94.7 The Pulse broadcasted live - powered by a biogas generator - from the Renew Geelong Picnic 2014 in Geelong's Eastern Park where over 150 citizens gathered to celebrate Earth Day and its Green Cities theme of this year. In the 30th edition of The Sustainable Hour on 18 June we look back at the event and rebroadcast excerpts from the day. Renew Geelong Picnic 2014: On 27 April 2014, 94.7 The Pulse broadcasted live - powered by a biogas generator - from the Renew Geelong Picnic 2014 in Geelong's Eastern Park where over 150 citizens gathered to celebrate Earth Day and its Green Cities theme of this year. In the 30th edition of The Sustainable Hour on 18 June we look back at the event and rebroadcast excerpts from the day. http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12686.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12686 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:58:43 +1000 56:32 sustainability, climate change, community energy, renewable energy, environment The Sustainable Hour - 11 June 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest: Ariane Wilkinson, Environmental Justice Australia Climate change can be linked to increase in Australia's suicide rates, a study shows. In this the 29th edition of The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse, we talk about what a city's councillors could and should be doing in order to ensure that its teenagers don't lose hope on climate change. Number one: allocate funds in the budget that enable the council as well as the community to take action and invest in the kind of solution-building that generates optimism and a feeling of community empowerment. Placing responsibility for the mess that the current political inaction is creating, which, when it comes to climate change, seems to only get more and more absurd as time goes by - isn't this a matter of the law rather than just activism and letter-writing? Should these people and companies who are responsible for the climate damage, victims and suicides be taken to court? Will there come a day when this could actually happen? We talk with a lawyer about that: Ariane Wilkinson. She works for Environmental Justice Australia, a citizen-funded, not-for-profit, public interest legal practice, using the law to protect and restore Australia's environment. Ariane Wilkinson attended a public forum on unconventional gas mining and 'fracking' on 28 May 2014 in Winchelsea, where Lakes Oil executive chairman Robert Annells gave a presentation along with four gas mining and health experts. She explains what she took home from that meeting. For photos, lots of links, music videos, online listening or download of excerpts, and more information, go to: http://climatesafety.info/?p=7747 Climate change can be linked to increase in Australia's suicide rates, a study shows. In this the 29th edition of The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse, we talk about what a city's councillors could and should be doing in order to ensure that its teenagers don't lose hope on climate change. Number one: allocate funds in the budget that enable the council as well as the community to take action and invest in the kind of solution-building that generates optimism and a feeling of community empowerment. Placing responsibility for the mess that the current political inaction is creating, which, when it comes to climate change, seems to only get more and more absurd as time goes by - isn't this a matter of the law rather than just activism and letter-writing? Should these people and companies who are responsible for the climate damage, victims and suicides be taken to court? Will there come a day when this could actually happen? We talk with a lawyer about that: Ariane Wilkinson. She works for Environmental Justice Australia, a citizen-funded, not-for-profit, public interest legal practice, using the law to protect and restore Australia's environment. Ariane Wilkinson attended a public forum on unconventional gas mining and 'fracking' on 28 May 2014 in Winchelsea, where Lakes Oil executive chairman Robert Annells gave a presentation along with four gas mining and health experts. She explains what she took home from that meeting. For photos, lots of links, music videos, online listening or download of excerpts, and more information, go to: http://climatesafety.info/?p=7747 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12671.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12671 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:07:16 +1000 51:51 sustainability, climate change, fracking, renewable energy, environment The Sustainable Hour - 4 June 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Rachel Goldlust, Erwin Boermans, David Holmgren Redefining the meaning of the word 'waste'. Instead of fighting over the expansion of landfill sites, it is time to start a much more interesting conversation about how we create a world without landfills. In The Sustainable Hour on 4 July 2014 on 94.7 The Pulse we talk about how we can build our own houses from recycled materials and about how our waste can be used productively as a resource rather than something to hide in the ground. Guests in the studio: Rachel Goldlust, Earthship Australia, and Erwin Boermans, energy specialist, Comfort ID. Live phone interview: David Holmgren, environmental designer, ecological educator and writer - one of the co-founders of the permaculture movement Audio clip: Jeffrey Sachs, economist and professor. Redefining the meaning of the word 'waste'. Instead of fighting over the expansion of landfill sites, it is time to start a much more interesting conversation about how we create a world without landfills. In The Sustainable Hour on 4 July 2014 on 94.7 The Pulse we talk about how we can build our own houses from recycled materials and about how our waste can be used productively as a resource rather than something to hide in the ground. Guests in the studio: Rachel Goldlust, Earthship Australia, and Erwin Boermans, energy specialist, Comfort ID. Live phone interview: David Holmgren, environmental designer, ecological educator and writer - one of the co-founders of the permaculture movement Audio clip: Jeffrey Sachs, economist and professor. http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12644.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12644 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:50:42 +1000 50:41 sustainability, climate change, recycling, renewable energy, environment The Sustainable Hour - 28 May 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Denis Scanlan and Michael Martinez Climate change, media and money. While Lismore City Council aims to go 100 per cent renewables in ten years, the City of Greater Geelong Council has approved a draft budget with sustainability initiatives receiving little or no funding. "We need to have a mature discussion about what is happening to our environment," wrote Michael Martinez in an opinion piece in Geelong Advertiser, and that is the starting point for our discussion about climate change in The Sustainable Hour on 28 May 2014. Climate change, media and money. While Lismore City Council aims to go 100 per cent renewables in ten years, the City of Greater Geelong Council has approved a draft budget with sustainability initiatives receiving little or no funding. "We need to have a mature discussion about what is happening to our environment," wrote Michael Martinez in an opinion piece in Geelong Advertiser, and that is the starting point for our discussion about climate change in The Sustainable Hour on 28 May 2014. http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12615.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12615 Thu, 29 May 2014 09:45:45 +1000 48:47 Sustainability, climate change, clean energy, renewable energy, environment The Sustainable Hour - 21 May 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Dave Campbell, Katja Nedoluha, Pete Johnston How to dance with the elephant in the room | This was the week where the word 'unstopable' melting of ice was introduced and sunk in - the fact that the ice at West Antarctica is melting faster than anyone had realised - and it is already around 20 years too late to do anything about this. Unless we really begin to understand the seriousness of this planetary emergency and not only stop burning fossil fuels entirely, but also extract so much carbon out of the atmosphere that we get back to 1970-levels. Why is climate action not a mass movement? Will we ever again have a clean conscience when we talk with our children in the decades to come? We talk with the president of Geelong Sustainability Group, Dave Campbell, about these urgent questions which a group of young, local citizens from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition raised to federal MP Sarah Henderson on 20 May 2014. In The Sustainable Hour on 21 May 2014, we also talk about two great, local projects: the Greenways Project of planting 60,000 trees - and the Connecting to Country Aboriginal Arts Festival. Guest in the studio: Dave Campbell, Geelong Sustainability Group [7:36-23:20] Phone interview: Katja Nedoluha, Connecting to Country Aboriginal Arts Festival [23:27-40:33] Pre-recorded: Pete Johnston, the Lions Club of Geelong Breakfast [4:23-7:35] » Continue reading on http://climatesafety.info/?p=7436 How to dance with the elephant in the room | This was the week where the word 'unstopable' melting of ice was introduced and sunk in - the fact that the ice at West Antarctica is melting faster than anyone had realised - and it is already around 20 years too late to do anything about this. Unless we really begin to understand the seriousness of this planetary emergency and not only stop burning fossil fuels entirely, but also extract so much carbon out of the atmosphere that we get back to 1970-levels. Why is climate action not a mass movement? Will we ever again have a clean conscience when we talk with our children in the decades to come? We talk with the president of Geelong Sustainability Group, Dave Campbell, about these urgent questions which a group of young, local citizens from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition raised to federal MP Sarah Henderson on 20 May 2014. In The Sustainable Hour on 21 May 2014, we also talk about two great, local projects: the Greenways Project of planting 60,000 trees - and the Connecting to Country Aboriginal Arts Festival. Guest in the studio: Dave Campbell, Geelong Sustainability Group [7:36-23:20] Phone interview: Katja Nedoluha, Connecting to Country Aboriginal Arts Festival [23:27-40:33] Pre-recorded: Pete Johnston, the Lions Club of Geelong Breakfast [4:23-7:35] » Continue reading on http://climatesafety.info/?p=7436 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12583.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12583 Thu, 22 May 2014 17:34:30 +1000 46:57 sustainability, climate change, clean energy, renewable energy, environment The Sustainable Hour - 14 May 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Lisa Gleeson and Mike Lawrence Show no 25: Climate crunch time on Budget Day. In Geelong, the annual budget was approved at a city council meeting on 13 April 2014. The new budget means cuts to the council's sustainability initiative, Future Proofing Geelong. The federal government released the budget for the nation as a whole on the same day. The national budget outlines a much longer list of climate safety-related energy reduction and renewable energy schemes and initiatives which now will be not only cut but stopped. Guests: * Lisa Gleeson, Red Cinema * Mike Lawrence, CEO, Greenline Engineering "What has happened to Australia's climate and energy policies the last 24 hours is a significant thing that people should be aware of. Approximately 15 billion dollars that would have been harvested through the current climate policy with a cost on pollution, a cost on carbon, will be lost to the budget. And if you extend that through to 2020, then that looks like 20 billion dollars which has come out of the budget. And yet there is a direct action program which is paying people to continue to pollute. It is just farcical," said Mike Lawrence, CEO, Greenline Engineering in this edition of The Sustainable Hour, the 25th in the series, where we also discuss what could cause politics and people to change, and how can we lobby more effectively for a a clean, green and bright future for our children and future generations. » For photos, lots of links, music videos, online listening or download of excerpts, and more information, go to: http://climatesafety.info/?p=7336 Show no 25: Climate crunch time on Budget Day. In Geelong, the annual budget was approved at a city council meeting on 13 April 2014. The new budget means cuts to the council's sustainability initiative, Future Proofing Geelong. The federal government released the budget for the nation as a whole on the same day. The national budget outlines a much longer list of climate safety-related energy reduction and renewable energy schemes and initiatives which now will be not only cut but stopped. Guests: * Lisa Gleeson, Red Cinema * Mike Lawrence, CEO, Greenline Engineering "What has happened to Australia's climate and energy policies the last 24 hours is a significant thing that people should be aware of. Approximately 15 billion dollars that would have been harvested through the current climate policy with a cost on pollution, a cost on carbon, will be lost to the budget. And if you extend that through to 2020, then that looks like 20 billion dollars which has come out of the budget. And yet there is a direct action program which is paying people to continue to pollute. It is just farcical," said Mike Lawrence, CEO, Greenline Engineering in this edition of The Sustainable Hour, the 25th in the series, where we also discuss what could cause politics and people to change, and how can we lobby more effectively for a a clean, green and bright future for our children and future generations. » For photos, lots of links, music videos, online listening or download of excerpts, and more information, go to: http://climatesafety.info/?p=7336 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12572.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12572 Fri, 16 May 2014 12:18:33 +1000 49:41 sustainability, climate change, clean energy, renewable energy, electricity, The Sustainable Hour - 7 May 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest: Tim Adams Green sustainability is the ultimate blue. "Sustainability is actually an extreme right wing philosophy," explains our guest in The Sustainable Hour on 7 May 2014: Tim Adams. Tim Adams is the principal of F2 Design. He is also the Immediate Past President of the Building Designers' Association of Victoria, the creator of the BDAV's '10 Star Challenge', and a Member of the Alternative Technology Association. His home is acknowledged as 'The House With No Bills'. » For (much more!) information, photos, related links, music videos, and so on, go to: http://climatesafety.info/?p=7245 Green sustainability is the ultimate blue. "Sustainability is actually an extreme right wing philosophy," explains our guest in The Sustainable Hour on 7 May 2014: Tim Adams. Tim Adams is the principal of F2 Design. He is also the Immediate Past President of the Building Designers' Association of Victoria, the creator of the BDAV's '10 Star Challenge', and a Member of the Alternative Technology Association. His home is acknowledged as 'The House With No Bills'. » For (much more!) information, photos, related links, music videos, and so on, go to: http://climatesafety.info/?p=7245 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12554.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12554 Tue, 13 May 2014 12:01:03 +1000 48:32 sustainability, climate change, environment, renewable energy, building design, The Sustainable Hour - 30 April 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Mark Hoffmann and Mike Lawrence. Prerecorded: Dave Kerin and Cr Eve Fisher Why we go off the grid and grow edibles In The Sustainable Hour on 30 April 2014 we seek to understand the arguments in the power games which currently are taking place between the citizens and the regulators. To stand up for what is right you must first understand what is wrong. For instance, when you look at your electricity bill - which you may have noticed has doubled in just the last couple of years - do you understand exactly why it is that it has increased so much? It is worth making yourself familiar with this, because apparently what has happened is that we, the consumers, are being ripped off. Tony Abbott blamed the Carbon Tax and won an election. Now he wants us to believe it is because of the Renewable Energy Target. The truth, according to a new report from Schneider Electric and a recent ABC radio documentary, is that we are charged billions of dollars for unnecessary infrastructure, wires and poles, while the companies that manufacture and set them up happily have shoveled in our money. "In a very positive way you need to make yourself aware of what the solution is, and then get on with making it a part of your local life and your local environment," says Mike Lawrence, CEO, Greenline Engineering: "Be proactive about it. And work with your local politicians. By the end of the day, the logic of the renewable energy movement is just too clear and too strong to stop it or slow it down. We have got those that are digging the hills in, the black and brown coal energy generators - and it is a very powerful lobby group, probably the most powerful in the country - but their argument is becoming increasingly thin," Mike Lawrence explains. Mark Hoffmann, chair of the Geelong Organic Gardeners, explains why Geelong's council claims that the banned practice of turning a nature strip into a vegetable garden "threatens residents and Geelong's international wetlands", while the truth is that communities benefit from the new trend of establishing public vegetable gardens in various ways - creating more biodiversity, sustainability and more interconnected neighbourhoods. We also visit the Renew Geelong Picnic and talk with Dave Kerin from Earthworker Cooperative and Surf Coast Councillor Eve Fisher about community renewable energy solutions. » For photos, lots of links, music videos, online listening or download of excerpts, and more information, go to: http://climatesafety.info/?p=7159 Why we go off the grid and grow edibles In The Sustainable Hour on 30 April 2014 we seek to understand the arguments in the power games which currently are taking place between the citizens and the regulators. To stand up for what is right you must first understand what is wrong. For instance, when you look at your electricity bill - which you may have noticed has doubled in just the last couple of years - do you understand exactly why it is that it has increased so much? It is worth making yourself familiar with this, because apparently what has happened is that we, the consumers, are being ripped off. Tony Abbott blamed the Carbon Tax and won an election. Now he wants us to believe it is because of the Renewable Energy Target. The truth, according to a new report from Schneider Electric and a recent ABC radio documentary, is that we are charged billions of dollars for unnecessary infrastructure, wires and poles, while the companies that manufacture and set them up happily have shoveled in our money. "In a very positive way you need to make yourself aware of what the solution is, and then get on with making it a part of your local life and your local environment," says Mike Lawrence, CEO, Greenline Engineering: "Be proactive about it. And work with your local politicians. By the end of the day, the logic of the renewable energy movement is just too clear and too strong to stop it or slow it down. We have got those that are digging the hills in, the black and brown coal energy generators - and it is a very powerful lobby group, probably the most powerful in the country - but their argument is becoming increasingly thin," Mike Lawrence explains. Mark Hoffmann, chair of the Geelong Organic Gardeners, explains why Geelong's council claims that the banned practice of turning a nature strip into a vegetable garden "threatens residents and Geelong's international wetlands", while the truth is that communities benefit from the new trend of establishing public vegetable gardens in various ways - creating more biodiversity, sustainability and more interconnected neighbourhoods. We also visit the Renew Geelong Picnic and talk with Dave Kerin from Earthworker Cooperative and Surf Coast Councillor Eve Fisher about community renewable energy solutions. » For photos, lots of links, music videos, online listening or download of excerpts, and more information, go to: http://climatesafety.info/?p=7159 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12509.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12509 Fri, 02 May 2014 12:23:23 +1000 49:11 sustainability, environment, gardening, renewable energy, electricity The Sustainable Hour - 23 April 2014 Presenters: Mik Aidt and Tim Clark Guest: Carl Callaway. Prerecorded speech by Madeleine Smith We are both the problem and the solution. In this Earth Day Special, The Sustainable Hour explores what our relationship with the natural world means, what we can learn from looking at old civilisations that collapsed, and from traditional, indigenous people. How moving from the 'take, make and waste' mentality to a 'borrow, use and return' principle along with conscious action that sustains life on Earth will help us rise to the challenge of transitioning away from burning fossil fuels and over to using non-polluting, renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and hydro. The annual Anzac day is coming up in Australia, and local media is full of writing and talk about the ceremonies on 25 April which will commemorate those who fought or are fighting in wars. No one is mentioning the "energy war" that is taking place in our societies at the moment - a citizen-powered battle against a combination of ignorance, prejudice and vested interests which, according to the climate scientists of the United Nations, threatens our civilisation at its foundation. "This is London calling!" announced the speaker on the AM airwaves coordinating the underground resistance movement in Europe in the 1940s. What we are calling for here and now is not resistance, but awareness and clean energy solutions. Behavior change and community engagement is the next frontier in addressing climate change. So, here you go: "This is The Pulse calling." We have to STOP burning up our planet. "And we each have to plant 10 trees a year," adds Carl Callaway who encourages us with saying: "You can't imagine the impact that two people or a little group can have in the world." Welcome to a radio show where we take the warnings seriously and where we would like to engage YOU as well in the discussion about what we hope Geelong will look like 50 years from now. Meet us in Eastern Park at the Renew Geelong event on Sunday where we will be broadcasting live. Hope you will enjoy listening to this week's Sustainable Hour and see you at the Renew Geelong event, starting from Yarra Street at the waterfront at 10am on Sunday. www.thesolution.org.au/picnic We are both the problem and the solution. In this Earth Day Special, The Sustainable Hour explores what our relationship with the natural world means, what we can learn from looking at old civilisations that collapsed, and from traditional, indigenous people. How moving from the 'take, make and waste' mentality to a 'borrow, use and return' principle along with conscious action that sustains life on Earth will help us rise to the challenge of transitioning away from burning fossil fuels and over to using non-polluting, renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and hydro. The annual Anzac day is coming up in Australia, and local media is full of writing and talk about the ceremonies on 25 April which will commemorate those who fought or are fighting in wars. No one is mentioning the "energy war" that is taking place in our societies at the moment - a citizen-powered battle against a combination of ignorance, prejudice and vested interests which, according to the climate scientists of the United Nations, threatens our civilisation at its foundation. "This is London calling!" announced the speaker on the AM airwaves coordinating the underground resistance movement in Europe in the 1940s. What we are calling for here and now is not resistance, but awareness and clean energy solutions. Behavior change and community engagement is the next frontier in addressing climate change. So, here you go: "This is The Pulse calling." We have to STOP burning up our planet. "And we each have to plant 10 trees a year," adds Carl Callaway who encourages us with saying: "You can't imagine the impact that two people or a little group can have in the world." Welcome to a radio show where we take the warnings seriously and where we would like to engage YOU as well in the discussion about what we hope Geelong will look like 50 years from now. Meet us in Eastern Park at the Renew Geelong event on Sunday where we will be broadcasting live. Hope you will enjoy listening to this week's Sustainable Hour and see you at the Renew Geelong event, starting from Yarra Street at the waterfront at 10am on Sunday. www.thesolution.org.au/picnic http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12494.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12494 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:13:05 +1000 47:27 Sustainability, climate change, environment, renewable energy, Earth Day The Sustainable Hour - 16 April 2014 Mik Aidt Speakers: Jeremy Moss, Glen Martin, Samantha Hepburn, Felicity Millner On 16 April 2014, The Sustainable Hour heads off for a seminar on unconventional gas mining to hear what the experts have to say about this controversial topic also known as 'fracking'. The seminar 'Unconventional gas extraction and the social, economic and environmental impacts' took place at Melbourne University on 26 March 2014 and was transmitted via video conference to 11 different locations in Victoria - one of them Deakin University in Geelong. We listen to excerpts of the presentations by Dr Jeremy Moss from from the Social Justice Initiative at Melbourne University who is co-author of the report 'Is fracking good for your health' and by Glen Martin who spoke over skype from Queensland. He is a lawyer and works in Toowoomba with landholders in South East Queensland who feel invaded by the gas mining industry. We also hear a range of questions asked from the 11 different locations, answered by the panel which also featured professor Samantha Hepburn from School of Law at Deakin University, and Felicity Millner from the Environment Defenders Office. > For photos, lots of links, music videos, online listening or download of excerpts, and more information, go to: http://climatesafety.info/?p=6965 On 16 April 2014, The Sustainable Hour heads off for a seminar on unconventional gas mining to hear what the experts have to say about this controversial topic also known as 'fracking'. The seminar 'Unconventional gas extraction and the social, economic and environmental impacts' took place at Melbourne University on 26 March 2014 and was transmitted via video conference to 11 different locations in Victoria - one of them Deakin University in Geelong. We listen to excerpts of the presentations by Dr Jeremy Moss from from the Social Justice Initiative at Melbourne University who is co-author of the report 'Is fracking good for your health' and by Glen Martin who spoke over skype from Queensland. He is a lawyer and works in Toowoomba with landholders in South East Queensland who feel invaded by the gas mining industry. We also hear a range of questions asked from the 11 different locations, answered by the panel which also featured professor Samantha Hepburn from School of Law at Deakin University, and Felicity Millner from the Environment Defenders Office. > For photos, lots of links, music videos, online listening or download of excerpts, and more information, go to: http://climatesafety.info/?p=6965 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12475.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12475 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:22:30 +1000 52:11 sustainability, climate change, environment, fossil fuels, fracking The Sustainable Hour - 9 April 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Daniel Cowdell, Margaret Rasa, Craig Memery Change. Clean energy. Commitment. Community. Movement of the C's Science confronts us with a question dominated by the letter C: Can we curb carbon emissions with clean energy in time to combat catastrophic climate change? The answer not only blows in the wind but is also full of compelling c's, because change now comes from communities and citizens who collaborate and commit themselves to finding clever solutions and create clean energy co-ops. In the The Sustainable Hour on 9 April 2014 you can meet one of the change-makers in the forefront of a city's sustainability movement - a young citizen of Geelong, Daniel Cowdell, 33, who made up his mind to become an activist and start working with Geelong Sustainability Group. Together with Friends of the Earth, Daniel Cowdell and Geelong Sustainability Group launches an eight-month campaign to put climate and clean energy on the state election agenda, asking: what does the climate change challenge which science present to us mean for Geelong and its citizens? What if we saw the challenge of curbing carbon emissions as an opportunity for creating new jobs developing and manufacturing cleantech technology and energy efficiency? Margaret Rasa from Mount Alexander Sustainability Group highlights another example of brilliant change-making: Together with Energy for the People, Mount Alexander Sustainability Group has developed a clever way of building community solar for tenants and low-income demographics, so that people who can't afford solar can get it on their roof. Meanwhile the Alternative Technology Association are preparing a report about the gas industry and how government currently is using tax payers' money to lock residents into a fossil fuel infrastructure which not only will become more and more expensive for them in the years to come, but also contributes to that pollution of the atmosphere which we know we need to stop. Craig Memery, renewable energy and smart networks specialist, explained about this at a seminar at Melbourne University about 'Quick Clean Energy Jobs For Victoria', held on 3 April 2014. An American musician has launched a Climate Message Video Festival where performers make statements about climate change, while famous Hollywood actors now are launching a high profile tv-series about the topic. "It's the biggest story of our time," they state. Change. Clean energy. Commitment. Community. Movement of the C's Science confronts us with a question dominated by the letter C: Can we curb carbon emissions with clean energy in time to combat catastrophic climate change? The answer not only blows in the wind but is also full of compelling c's, because change now comes from communities and citizens who collaborate and commit themselves to finding clever solutions and create clean energy co-ops. In the The Sustainable Hour on 9 April 2014 you can meet one of the change-makers in the forefront of a city's sustainability movement - a young citizen of Geelong, Daniel Cowdell, 33, who made up his mind to become an activist and start working with Geelong Sustainability Group. Together with Friends of the Earth, Daniel Cowdell and Geelong Sustainability Group launches an eight-month campaign to put climate and clean energy on the state election agenda, asking: what does the climate change challenge which science present to us mean for Geelong and its citizens? What if we saw the challenge of curbing carbon emissions as an opportunity for creating new jobs developing and manufacturing cleantech technology and energy efficiency? Margaret Rasa from Mount Alexander Sustainability Group highlights another example of brilliant change-making: Together with Energy for the People, Mount Alexander Sustainability Group has developed a clever way of building community solar for tenants and low-income demographics, so that people who can't afford solar can get it on their roof. Meanwhile the Alternative Technology Association are preparing a report about the gas industry and how government currently is using tax payers' money to lock residents into a fossil fuel infrastructure which not only will become more and more expensive for them in the years to come, but also contributes to that pollution of the atmosphere which we know we need to stop. Craig Memery, renewable energy and smart networks specialist, explained about this at a seminar at Melbourne University about 'Quick Clean Energy Jobs For Victoria', held on 3 April 2014. An American musician has launched a Climate Message Video Festival where performers make statements about climate change, while famous Hollywood actors now are launching a high profile tv-series about the topic. "It's the biggest story of our time," they state. http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12457.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12457 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:06:43 +1000 47:36 sustainability, climate change, environment, fossil fuels, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 2 April 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Tim Clark, Trevor Maitland, Caroline Hawkins Responding to climate change: introducing the 'nanooks' of Geelong Okay. So the news is out. "Climate change - it's here". Front cover headlines. "UN: Climate change threatens billions of people". For a day, the release of the latest UN-report gave climate change a comeback on the front pages of many national newspapers around the world, the Age included. So how are we supposed to respond to this? In Geelong, a group of 10 young artists light up a projection-based show about climage change, a 45-minute performance about the polar bear Nanook who sets out to find out why the ice is melting, and what he can do about it. In The Sustainable Hour you are going to meet the creator of the show, Trevor Maitland. "The performance allows us to recognise we have a responsibility in our communities. And we can all become little Nanooks," says Trevor Maitland. Today in the studio at 94.7 The Pulse, we talk with two of our local 'nanooks': electrical engineer Tim Clark, and Caroline Hawkins who is an anti-coal activist in Surf Coast Air Action. They share their thoughts on how we deal with the climate change issues, the choices we have and the changes we need to make. Tim Clark is renovating old houses and turning them into smart, energy efficient homes of the 21st century, while Caroline Hawkins is advocating for the closure of an old coal-fired powerplant situated less than a kilometre from her home-town Anglesea. Responding to climate change: introducing the 'nanooks' of Geelong Okay. So the news is out. "Climate change - it's here". Front cover headlines. "UN: Climate change threatens billions of people". For a day, the release of the latest UN-report gave climate change a comeback on the front pages of many national newspapers around the world, the Age included. So how are we supposed to respond to this? In Geelong, a group of 10 young artists light up a projection-based show about climage change, a 45-minute performance about the polar bear Nanook who sets out to find out why the ice is melting, and what he can do about it. In The Sustainable Hour you are going to meet the creator of the show, Trevor Maitland. "The performance allows us to recognise we have a responsibility in our communities. And we can all become little Nanooks," says Trevor Maitland. Today in the studio at 94.7 The Pulse, we talk with two of our local 'nanooks': electrical engineer Tim Clark, and Caroline Hawkins who is an anti-coal activist in Surf Coast Air Action. They share their thoughts on how we deal with the climate change issues, the choices we have and the changes we need to make. Tim Clark is renovating old houses and turning them into smart, energy efficient homes of the 21st century, while Caroline Hawkins is advocating for the closure of an old coal-fired powerplant situated less than a kilometre from her home-town Anglesea. http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12427.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12427 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:24:30 +1100 52:10 sustainability, climate change, environment, fossil fuels, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 26 March 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Aaron Lewtas and Vivienne Burke Community-owned solar. While over a million Australian house-owners have placed solar panels on their roof, only very few renewable energy projects have been launched where shareholders collectively invest in for instance a wind farm or a larger solar power plant. Around 40 communities in Australia are currently looking into the option of starting a renewables co-op. We talk with Aaron Lewtas, president of Surf Coast Energy Group, about an initiative of this nature which is on its way in Torquay, and we talk with Vivienne Burke from Geelong Sustainability Group about the monthly Green Drinks event and the One Planet Living principles which were on the agenda in the afternoon of 26 March 2014. Guests in the studio: Aaron Lewtas, Surf Coast Energy Group Vivienne Burke, Geelong Sustainability Group Prerecorded interview: Pascal Mittermaier, LendLease, London Community-owned solar. While over a million Australian house-owners have placed solar panels on their roof, only very few renewable energy projects have been launched where shareholders collectively invest in for instance a wind farm or a larger solar power plant. Around 40 communities in Australia are currently looking into the option of starting a renewables co-op. We talk with Aaron Lewtas, president of Surf Coast Energy Group, about an initiative of this nature which is on its way in Torquay, and we talk with Vivienne Burke from Geelong Sustainability Group about the monthly Green Drinks event and the One Planet Living principles which were on the agenda in the afternoon of 26 March 2014. Guests in the studio: Aaron Lewtas, Surf Coast Energy Group Vivienne Burke, Geelong Sustainability Group Prerecorded interview: Pascal Mittermaier, LendLease, London http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12396.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12396 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:30:29 +1100 51:20 sustainability, climate change, environment, fossil fuels, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 19 March 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson The Renewable Energy Declaration for Geelong From doom to joy. [Warning: this podcast contains language which could be experienced as offending.] The Sustainable Hour on 19 March 2014 looks into our choice between free and clean energy along with a safer climate on one hand, and expensive, polluting burning of carbon combined with catastrophic climate-doom with economic collapse on the other. The choice would seem like a no-brainer. Even so, something is holding our elected leaders back when it comes to kick-starting the necessary transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and hydro-power. That "something" is not just conservatism or doubt. It is a - in the dual meaning of the word - "powerful" group of stake holders who refuse to let go of their source of immense profits. However, with climate scientists' "official prophecy of doom" - as a headline in The Independent stated: "Official prophecy of doom: Global warming will cause widespread conflict, displace millions of people and devastate the global economy" - it really doesn't seem like we have much a choice. And to that end there is another much more fun and optimistic story to be told - the story which is about all the exciting possibilities that follows once we have managed to liberate ourselves from our fossil fuel addiction. From doom to joy. [Warning: this podcast contains language which could be experienced as offending.] The Sustainable Hour on 19 March 2014 looks into our choice between free and clean energy along with a safer climate on one hand, and expensive, polluting burning of carbon combined with catastrophic climate-doom with economic collapse on the other. The choice would seem like a no-brainer. Even so, something is holding our elected leaders back when it comes to kick-starting the necessary transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and hydro-power. That "something" is not just conservatism or doubt. It is a - in the dual meaning of the word - "powerful" group of stake holders who refuse to let go of their source of immense profits. However, with climate scientists' "official prophecy of doom" - as a headline in The Independent stated: "Official prophecy of doom: Global warming will cause widespread conflict, displace millions of people and devastate the global economy" - it really doesn't seem like we have much a choice. And to that end there is another much more fun and optimistic story to be told - the story which is about all the exciting possibilities that follows once we have managed to liberate ourselves from our fossil fuel addiction. http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12374.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12374 Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:32:28 +1100 47:36 sustainability, climate change, environment, fossil fuels, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 12 March 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Telmo Lima, Leo Renkin Renew Geelong with 'invisible force' of optimism - for a start by creating a new narrative around how we deal with the employment crisis that Geelong is currently experiencing. In Chinese writing, the word 'Crisis' is made up of two signs - one for 'danger' and one for 'opportunity'. In The Sustainable Hour on 12 March 2014 we talk about opportunities. Renew Geelong with 'invisible force' of optimism - for a start by creating a new narrative around how we deal with the employment crisis that Geelong is currently experiencing. In Chinese writing, the word 'Crisis' is made up of two signs - one for 'danger' and one for 'opportunity'. In The Sustainable Hour on 12 March 2014 we talk about opportunities. http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12332.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12332 Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:25:42 +1100 50:29 sustainability, climate change, environment, cleantech, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 5 March 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Christian Pritchett, Doug Rolfe, Goshen Watts What is it with solar? The sky over Geelong is covered with dark clouds, but in the radio studio at 94.7 The Pulse during this hour it is going to be sunny - talking solar power, megawatts and feed-in tarifs up and down the walls. Because: What is it with solar and harnessing the sun, really? What's the costs? Is it expensive? Is it worth the investment? Is it already too late to get in? Is it better than wind turbines? Christian Pritchett from City to Surf Solar Plus, Doug Rolfe from the Alternative Technology Association, and Goshen Watts from Transition South Barwon deliver some answers. What is it with solar? The sky over Geelong is covered with dark clouds, but in the radio studio at 94.7 The Pulse during this hour it is going to be sunny - talking solar power, megawatts and feed-in tarifs up and down the walls. Because: What is it with solar and harnessing the sun, really? What's the costs? Is it expensive? Is it worth the investment? Is it already too late to get in? Is it better than wind turbines? Christian Pritchett from City to Surf Solar Plus, Doug Rolfe from the Alternative Technology Association, and Goshen Watts from Transition South Barwon deliver some answers. http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12301.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12301 Thu, 06 Mar 2014 09:21:15 +1100 50:10 sustainability, climate change, environment, solar energy, Geelong The Sustainable Hour - 26 February 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest: Kirsten Hasberg Energy democracy. On 26 February 2013, The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse was all about community-powered energy and the shift from using coal and gas to solar and wind. We live in a democracy. But... how democratic are our energy structures? Do we have any real choices – or are we living in an energy dictatorship? Some people say 'Yes we are!' and want to revolt against that regime, because that energy we are being provided with from central power plants is generated by burning fossil fuels. As scientists keep warning us that this ongoing pollution of the atmosphere changes our climate and threatens the future of children and grandchildren in dramatic ways, and since governments currently aren't willing to create that change, communities are stepping in and doing it themselves. Kirsten Hasberg brings examples of this from Germany. The future of energy is to harness sunbeams, wind blowing and river-water on the move. On 21 February 2014, The Sustainable Hour made an expedition to Melbourne to witness the world premiere of a film with exactly that title: 'The Future of Energy'. For photos, links, music videos, online listening or download of excerpts, and more information, go to: http://climatesafety.info/?p=6466 Energy democracy. On 26 February 2013, The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse was all about community-powered energy and the shift from using coal and gas to solar and wind. We live in a democracy. But... how democratic are our energy structures? Do we have any real choices – or are we living in an energy dictatorship? Some people say 'Yes we are!' and want to revolt against that regime, because that energy we are being provided with from central power plants is generated by burning fossil fuels. As scientists keep warning us that this ongoing pollution of the atmosphere changes our climate and threatens the future of children and grandchildren in dramatic ways, and since governments currently aren't willing to create that change, communities are stepping in and doing it themselves. Kirsten Hasberg brings examples of this from Germany. The future of energy is to harness sunbeams, wind blowing and river-water on the move. On 21 February 2014, The Sustainable Hour made an expedition to Melbourne to witness the world premiere of a film with exactly that title: 'The Future of Energy'. For photos, links, music videos, online listening or download of excerpts, and more information, go to: http://climatesafety.info/?p=6466 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12276.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12276 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:37:11 +1100 52:33 sustainability, climate change, environment, cleantech, renewable energy, solar, solar power, wind, wind turbines, renewables, energy, community funded, Geelong, Australia The Sustainable Hour - 19 February 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests in the studio: Andrew Senia and Gary Banks The role of arts and icons in times of crisis. On 19 February 2013, The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse looked into what the role of arts and icons could in times of crisis - the climate change crisis as well as the employment crisis which Geelong's residents are experiencing at the moment, with one major workplace after the other announcing that it will be closing down, throwing thousands of citizens into unemployment. Today we talked with two musicians, a film director, a leader of the Earthworker initiative, and the lawyer who wishes to see Geelong power itself up with a crowdfunded Sea Dragon. Photos and more info on: http://climatesafety.info/?p=6405 The role of arts and icons in times of crisis. On 19 February 2013, The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse looked into what the role of arts and icons could in times of crisis - the climate change crisis as well as the employment crisis which Geelong's residents are experiencing at the moment, with one major workplace after the other announcing that it will be closing down, throwing thousands of citizens into unemployment. Today we talked with two musicians, a film director, a leader of the Earthworker initiative, and the lawyer who wishes to see Geelong power itself up with a crowdfunded Sea Dragon. Photos and more info on: http://climatesafety.info/?p=6405 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12249.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12249 Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:34:49 +1100 48:27 sustainability, climate change, environment, cleantech, renewable energy, solar, solar power, wind, wind turbines, renewables, energy, community funded, Geelong, Australia The Sustainable Hour - 12 Febuary 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest: Phil Baulch. Featured: Anna Boddenberg and Andrew Senia Guest: Phil Baulch from New Earth Systems uses solar power to bring fresh warm - or cold - air into the house. He explains about the benefits of that. Anna Boddenberg explains about the production of the Australian documentary film 'Mining the Truth', and lawyer Andrew Senia, who initiated the competion 'Icon for Geelong', demonstrates the winner, the windpowered Sea Dragon. Guest: Phil Baulch from New Earth Systems uses solar power to bring fresh warm - or cold - air into the house. He explains about the benefits of that. Anna Boddenberg explains about the production of the Australian documentary film 'Mining the Truth', and lawyer Andrew Senia, who initiated the competion 'Icon for Geelong', demonstrates the winner, the windpowered Sea Dragon. http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12231.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12231 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:44:42 +1100 47:27 sustainability, climate change, environment, cleantech, renewable energy, solar, solar power, wind, wind turbines, renewables, energy, community funded, Geelong, Australia The Sustainable Hour - 5 Febuary 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest: Eve Fisher Energy, people and power. The Sustainable Hour embarks on an 'Eco-Energy Quest' together with Surf Coast councillor Eve Fisher who just returned from a study tour which took her to the United States, Canada, Germany and Denmark to look at options for community renewable energy generation. She met with leaders of a people-powered energy reform, and in Colorado she saw the consequences of fracking. Energy, people and power. The Sustainable Hour embarks on an 'Eco-Energy Quest' together with Surf Coast councillor Eve Fisher who just returned from a study tour which took her to the United States, Canada, Germany and Denmark to look at options for community renewable energy generation. She met with leaders of a people-powered energy reform, and in Colorado she saw the consequences of fracking. http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12201.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12201 Thu, 06 Feb 2014 09:30:11 +1100 48:53 Sustainability, climate change, environment, cleantech, renewable energy, solar, solar power, wind, wind turbines, Geelong, Australia The Sustainable Hour - 29 January 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guests: Goshen Watts, Leo Renkin, Suzette Jackson Connecting the sustainable community. On 29 January 2014, The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse had three guests in the radio studio to give the listeners the lastest news about various sustainable community initiatives in Geelong region: Goshen Watts, Transition South Barwon (0:00-12:00), Leo Renkin, 94.7 The Pulse (16:00-28:00), and Suzette Jackson, Innate Ecology (32:00-45:00) They talked about Transition groups, the Sustainability Expo 'Discover Solutions', contemplations over installation of solar on the roof, the Sustainable Living Festival Geelong and its Sustainable Business Forum, Sustainable Food and Farm Entrepeneurs Forum, Sustainable House Forum, Edible Gardens Expo, and more. Connecting the sustainable community. On 29 January 2014, The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse had three guests in the radio studio to give the listeners the lastest news about various sustainable community initiatives in Geelong region: Goshen Watts, Transition South Barwon (0:00-12:00), Leo Renkin, 94.7 The Pulse (16:00-28:00), and Suzette Jackson, Innate Ecology (32:00-45:00) They talked about Transition groups, the Sustainability Expo 'Discover Solutions', contemplations over installation of solar on the roof, the Sustainable Living Festival Geelong and its Sustainable Business Forum, Sustainable Food and Farm Entrepeneurs Forum, Sustainable House Forum, Edible Gardens Expo, and more. http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12182.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12182 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:58:24 +1100 47:42 sustainability, climate change, environment, cleantech, renewable energy, solar, solar power, wind, wind turbines, Geelong, Australia The Sustainable Hour - 22 January 2014 Mik Aidt and Anthony Gleeson Guest: Rodney Thomas Rodney Thomas, Manager of City of Greater Geelong's Environment & Waste Services, was guest in The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 22 January 2014. We also took a look at the coming Sustainable Living Festival and events organised by the new FrackFreeGeelong.org group Rodney Thomas, Manager of City of Greater Geelong's Environment & Waste Services, was guest in The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 22 January 2014. We also took a look at the coming Sustainable Living Festival and events organised by the new FrackFreeGeelong.org group http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12163.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12163 Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:36:10 +1100 46:55 sustainability, climate change, environment, cleantech, renewable energy, Geelong, Australia The Sustainable Hour - 18 December 2013 Mik Aidt and Mike Lawrence Guests: Suzette Jackson and Vicki Perrett Headlines: Local food, clean water and green Christmas. Report from a public meeting about fracking. Guests: Suzette Jackson from Innate Ecology and Vicki Perrett from Geelong Sustainability Group. Featuring the website Checking It Twice Headlines: Local food, clean water and green Christmas. Report from a public meeting about fracking. Guests: Suzette Jackson from Innate Ecology and Vicki Perrett from Geelong Sustainability Group. Featuring the website Checking It Twice http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12090.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12090 Wed, 18 Dec 2013 21:59:06 +1100 49:23 sustainability, climate change, environment, cleantech, renewable energy, Geelong, Australia The Sustainable Hour - 11 December 2013 Mik Aidt and Mike Lawrence Featuring: Cr Andy Richards, Sustainanator Lennie, Anthony Mangelsdorf, Peter Reeves Headlines: Clean Technology, Innovation, Electric Vehicles, 'Climate Champions'. Interviews with Cr Andy Richards, Sustainanator Lennie, Anthony Mangelsdorf and Peter Reeves. Headlines: Clean Technology, Innovation, Electric Vehicles, 'Climate Champions'. Interviews with Cr Andy Richards, Sustainanator Lennie, Anthony Mangelsdorf and Peter Reeves. http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12059.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12059 Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:28:26 +1100 49:18 sustainability, climate change, environment, cleantech, renewable energy, Geelong, Australia The Sustainable Hour - 4 December 2013 Mik Aidt and Mike Lawrence Guest: Doug Rolfe. Featuring: Dave Campbell On 4 December 2013, Doug Rolfe from the Gordon Centre for Sustainable Innovation and the Alternative Technology Association was guest in The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse, along with Dave Campbell from Geelong Sustainability Group. On 4 December 2013, Doug Rolfe from the Gordon Centre for Sustainable Innovation and the Alternative Technology Association was guest in The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse, along with Dave Campbell from Geelong Sustainability Group. http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12035.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12035 Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:58:46 +1100 49:48 sustainability, climate change, environment, cleantech, renewable energy, Geelong, Australia The Sustainable Hour - 27 November 2013 Mik Aidt and Mike Lawrence Guests: Suzette Jackson, Anthony Gleeson Sustainable visions for Geelong. On 27 November 2013, Suzette Jackson from Innate Ecology was guest in The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse, along with Anthony Gleeson from Frack Free Geelong. Sustainable visions for Geelong. On 27 November 2013, Suzette Jackson from Innate Ecology was guest in The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse, along with Anthony Gleeson from Frack Free Geelong. http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/12006.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=12006 Thu, 28 Nov 2013 12:52:03 +1100 48:52 sustainability, climate change, environment, cleantech, renewable energy, Geelong, Australia The Sustainable Hour - 20 November 2013 Mik Aidt and Mike Lawrence Guest: Stacey Koole. Featuring: Lloyd Davies, Karen Chaston, Kirra Dyer, Bianca Grima and Jade Telfer On 20 November 2013, Stacey Koole who organised a Geelong Climate Action Day on 17 November was guest in The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse, and we listened to a good climate speech by Lloyd Davies. Also, we visited Geelong East Primary School to talk with principal Karen Chaston, teacher Kirra Dyer, and 'sustainanators' Bianca Grima and Jade Telfer about what a sustainable school looks like. On 20 November 2013, Stacey Koole who organised a Geelong Climate Action Day on 17 November was guest in The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse, and we listened to a good climate speech by Lloyd Davies. Also, we visited Geelong East Primary School to talk with principal Karen Chaston, teacher Kirra Dyer, and 'sustainanators' Bianca Grima and Jade Telfer about what a sustainable school looks like. http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/11987.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=11987 Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:48:57 +1100 50:00 sustainability, climate change, environment, cleantech, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 13 November 2013 Mik Aidt and Mike Lawrence Guest: Stephanie Asher, Doug Mann, Lloyd Davies, Geelong Green Roofs Guests in The Sustainable Hour on 13 November 2013 were: Two candidates for the position as Geelong's new mayor, Stephanie Asher and Doug Mann, Lloyd Davies from Frack Free Geelong, and three spokespersons from Geelong Green Roofs: Louise Aughterson, program advisor, Tony Overman, sustainability coordinator at Barwon Water, Darren Sounders, engineer. Links to more information about the topics and sites mentioned in the radio show: http://climatesafety.info/?p=5069 Guests in The Sustainable Hour on 13 November 2013 were: Two candidates for the position as Geelong's new mayor, Stephanie Asher and Doug Mann, Lloyd Davies from Frack Free Geelong, and three spokespersons from Geelong Green Roofs: Louise Aughterson, program advisor, Tony Overman, sustainability coordinator at Barwon Water, Darren Sounders, engineer. Links to more information about the topics and sites mentioned in the radio show: http://climatesafety.info/?p=5069 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/11957.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=11957 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 18:32:04 +1100 52:25 sustainability, climate change, environment, cleantech, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 6 November 2013 Mik Aidt and Mike Lawrence Guest: Tina Perfrement, Future Proofing Geelong 'The Sustainable Hour' is about clean, green and sustainable solutions in Geelong - and for Geelong. Hosts: Mike Lawrence and Mik Aidt. Guests in today's programme: Tina Perfrement, Future Proofing Geelong. More information: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour and www.facebook.com/thesustainablehour 'The Sustainable Hour' is about clean, green and sustainable solutions in Geelong - and for Geelong. Hosts: Mike Lawrence and Mik Aidt. Guests in today's programme: Tina Perfrement, Future Proofing Geelong. More information: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour and www.facebook.com/thesustainablehour http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/11942.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=11942 Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:59:59 +1100 50:40 Sustainability, climate change, environment, cleantech, renewable energy The Sustainable Hour - 30 October 2013 Mik Aidt and Mike Lawrence Guests: Stephen Yewdall, Anthony Gleeson 'The Sustainable Hour' is about clean, green and sustainable solutions in Geelong - and for Geelong. Hosts: - Mike Lawrence and Mik Aidt Guests in today's programme: - Stephen Yewdall. Mayoral candiate. Former local government officer at City of Greater Geelong - Anthony Gleeson. Climate activist, Frack Free Geelong, Surf Coast Energy Group and Parents for Climate Safety. Headlines in today's programme: - The mayoral election in Geelong - National day of climate action on 17 November - Renewable energy celebration in Breamlea on 30 November - Frack Free Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast citizen meeting on 12 December - Cycling in Geelong - LED streetlights - A bit about the hosts' backgrounds More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour 'The Sustainable Hour' is about clean, green and sustainable solutions in Geelong - and for Geelong. Hosts: - Mike Lawrence and Mik Aidt Guests in today's programme: - Stephen Yewdall. Mayoral candiate. Former local government officer at City of Greater Geelong - Anthony Gleeson. Climate activist, Frack Free Geelong, Surf Coast Energy Group and Parents for Climate Safety. Headlines in today's programme: - The mayoral election in Geelong - National day of climate action on 17 November - Renewable energy celebration in Breamlea on 30 November - Frack Free Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast citizen meeting on 12 December - Cycling in Geelong - LED streetlights - A bit about the hosts' backgrounds More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php/11913.mp3 http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=11913 Wed, 30 Oct 2013 22:09:39 +1100 51:19 sustainability, climate change, environment, cleantech, renewable energy