We've noticed a theme emerging from our first twenty or so episodes, and we're taking an episode to break it down.
We all want to do our part, and live sustainable lives, but is that enough? Or would our efforts be better spent pressuring lawmakers, companies, and communities to change their practices? Should we instead be focussed on altering the systems we live in, rather than the way we live within those systems?
Please join us as we attempt to bring some clarity to the biggest question: How can I help?
- Franklin Dam controversy - Wikipedia — The Franklin Dam or Gordon-below-Franklin Dam project was a proposed dam on the Gordon River in Tasmania, Australia, that was never constructed. The movement that eventually led to the project's cancellation became one of the most significant environmental campaigns in Australian history.
- Buying reusable coffee cups won't solve our environmental problems | Ella Pouton — For most middle-class Australians, reusable coffee cups and biodegradable products are an easy way to be 'green'. But what does it achieve?
- We won’t save the Earth with a better kind of disposable coffee cup | George Monbiot — We must challenge the corporations that urge us to live in a throwaway society rather than seeking ‘greener’ ways of maintaining the status quo.
- Climactic: El Gibbs — "The Consensus Builder"
- Climactic: Councillor Tim Baxter — "Combating Climate Change through Local Government"
- Climactic: Councillor Kat Copsey - "The Waste Guru"
- Climactic: Liz O'Dwyer and Madeline Clarke — "Sustainable Consulting, and starting from anywhere"
- Switch on Sustainability: Micro Change for Macro Impact by Liz O'Dwyer — Lizzie has long been a crusader for environmental sustainability. About 20 years ago, she made a conscious choice to begin making changes in her life that would reduce the chemicals in her life, reduce the use of plastics and become a conscious consumer toward a more self-sustainable lifestyle.
- “What Can I do about the Climate?” – We Don't Have Time – Medium — Become less of an individual. Come together and push for solutions. — Bill McKibben