Katherine is a passionate local, who cares about the community she lives in. She is proud of our eclectic neighbourhoods, our thriving local marketplaces, our rich cultural heritage and our natural environment. She cares about the protection of our neighbourhoods and fostering community renewable energy solutions.
As a former planner and environment lawyer, Katherine has a solid understanding of the role of local government and of community needs in planning. She understands local issues like improving childcare and early education facilities, protecting our cultural heritage and the ways we can positively engage the community at local government level.
Katherine wants to address inequalities through mental health and homelessness support. She cares about promoting sustainable development and new energy initiatives to promote quality and clean living in Lake Ward.
July 31st, 2019 | 22 mins 25 secs
cash for containers, cds, climate change, container deposit, container refund, epa, rapid reaction, recycling, skm, sustainability, waste
Mark speaks to Port Phillip Councillor Kat Copsey and CDS campaigner Annett Finger about the closure of Victoria's largest recycler by the state Environmental Protection Agency, and where to next for a broken recycling system. Is it time for a Container Deposit Scheme, or well past due?
May 31st, 2018 | 55 mins 45 secs
australia, china, climate change, incineration, recycling, sustainability, waste, waste to energy
The first in a two-part series, this episode frames the new and concerning waste recycling problem in Australia. The situation has grown critical since China’s “National Sword” decision earlier this year, not to take our recycling. Changing the ground rules on what they will — and won’t — accept has closed the door, leaving our councils effectively buried under a pile of waste.
May 15th, 2018 | 39 mins 53 secs
city council, city councillors can be cool, climate change, local government, sustainability
In this week’s episode, Climactic co-host Mark Spencer talks to Cr Kat Copsey of Port Phillip Council in Melbourne, Victoria. They talk waste, and why they both hate that word, cool tech innovations in recycling, the path from a lawyer to an organiser to a Councillor, and have a good time along the way!
April 22nd, 2018 | 18 mins 5 secs
climate change, episode zero, intro, sustainability, trailer
Introducing a new Australian-based podcast about climate change, sustainable living and caring for our Earth.