Episode 4

Dugald Holmes — "Unexpected Climate Activist"

May 10th, 2018

57 mins 36 secs

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In this episode, Mark talks to Dugald Holmes, his great friend and inspiration behind the setting up of Climactic.

Inspiration? Well with his organisational skill, Dug was a driving force behind the prevention of the building a massive gas power station plant in the ACT, a fascinating story you’ll hear in some detail in the interview. It was this achievement, this astonishing battle against all the odds, that has driven Mark to establish Climactic with the same passionate goals — to help protect our planet for future generations.

In the episode Mark and Rich describe Dug as a passionate climate activist though as you will hear, Dug doesn’t exactly fit the standard image that you would expect of someone doing this work. He describes himself as a regular family man and member of the local community and it was this status that drove him to spend nearly a decade of his life fighting the proposed gas plant and the inevitable pollution and environmental degradation that would have followed.

Dug also talks of his education in organising campaigns against local government as a child, showing us that one person can make a big difference.

Credits:
Caleb Fidecaro — Producer
Rich Bowden — Co-Founder
Mark Spencer — Co-Founder
Abigail Hawkins — Designer
Greg Grassi — Composer

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