A freelance writer, podcaster, environmentalist and curious soul, Rich is always -- yes always -- willing to learn.
December 20th, 2018 | 39 mins 54 secs
climate change, climate crisis, climate emergency, cop24, greta thunberg, host talk, let's chat, sustainability, tobias geiger, un
With 36 main episodes, close to 50 shows including bonuses and a miniseries, there's been over 24 hours of Climactic published since we launched in April. So with the end of the year looming, Rich and Mark look back on the first year of the show. But, because the UN COP24 summit has just wrapped up, they discuss the conference, what it actually is, how big it is, and how they feel about it. We also hear from a climate scientist from Potsdam about what the scientific community is watching at COP. It's been a huge year, and we go out with a bang.
November 29th, 2018 | 42 mins 42 secs
climate change, climate crisis, climate emergency, grassroots, local media, media, newspapers, permaculture, sustainability, the big fix
Rich talks to Lis Bastian, founder of community media organisation The Big Fix, about using media for good, and living purposefully, both in the face of serious illness, and in facing the biggest issues threatening our communities.
September 27th, 2018 | 31 mins 52 secs
bokashi, climate change, compost, foundry park, sharewaste, sustainability, worm farming
Hear the story of the creation of ShareWaste, the easy way to use your kitchen scraps to create soil, avoid landfill, and stop greenhouse gas. The founders share their motivations, their thinking, and their views on climate change, and hear from a ShareWaste user that's helped dozens of others find a new, better home for their kitchen waste.
September 20th, 2018 | 26 mins 31 secs
climate change, effect the change, media, sustainability, youtube
Mark talks to the two founders of Effect the Change, a YouTube channel that spreads useful information about sustainability, while having fun.
September 13th, 2018 | 24 mins 47 secs
climate change, sustainability
This week Mark and Rich break down a recurring theme from our first 20 episodes. Is it enough to be personally sustainable? Or is it much more effective to put pressure on governments and systems to adapt to our new reality?
September 6th, 2018 | 53 mins 30 secs
ac, airah, climate change, decarbonisation, drawdown, emissions, humans of hvac&r, hvac, paul hawken, reversing climate change, sustainability
Phil is a leader in the HVAC&R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Regfrigeration) industry, a huge power consumer and emissions causer, but one vital to our world. We talk the human side of AC and cooling, Phil's story, and finally, share some highlights of a recent interview he did with Paul Hawken, editor of Project Drawdown.
August 30th, 2018 | 40 mins 24 secs
climate change, climate solutions, drawdown, optimism, project drawdown, sustainability, systems thinking
Leigh Baker is a great thinker, problem-solver, and researcher. She's delved deep into Project Drawdown, and other projects, that show we have all the tools we need to fix climate change.
August 23rd, 2018 | 58 mins 13 secs
activism, adani, aycc, climate change, great barrier reef, nick carter, stop adani, sustainability
This episode Mark talks youth activism with Nick Carter, AYCC organizer working in Townsville, northern Queensland. They discuss volunteer-group fit, how volunteers can shape an organization, and how to keep volunteers satisfied and coming back for years. They also get into some practical discussion about what Mark and Nick are doing in their personal lifes for the sake of sustainability.
August 16th, 2018 | 57 mins 33 secs
anthropecene, art, art gallery, climate change, fine art, live recording, sustainability
Climactic goes to the art gallery! This show features the artist Dale Cox, in conversation with Climarte founder Guy Abrahams, about his new exhibition all about life in the Anthropocene, Inner Logic.
August 9th, 2018 | 35 mins 8 secs
climate change, sustainability
Mark speaks to two consultants focused on sustainability, for individuals, and for the restaurant industry.
August 2nd, 2018 | 41 mins 6 secs
cli-fi, climate change, climate fiction, sustainability
Rich talks to writer, activist, and community leader Tracy Sorensen about her motivations, her perspective, and her work.
July 25th, 2018 | 34 mins 29 secs
climate change, climate for change, gabby, no waste, pilates, steiner, sustainability, waste, zero waste
Mark chats with Gabby Maher, a Climate for Change volunteer, who recently took up a zero-waste challenge to raise funds for C4C. We talk about what it's like to live without producing waste for six weeks, and what she's doing now.
July 18th, 2018 | 35 mins 50 secs
biodynamics, carbon, climate change, farming, mark rathbone, soil, soil carbon, sustainability
This week Rich interviews one of Australia's leading biodynamic farmers, Mark Rathbone. Mark talks eloquently on his family's introduction to biodynamics, what exactly it involves and how he's noticed, and dealt with, the harmful effects of a lack of water and other climate events over the years at his farm in Northern Victoria.
July 12th, 2018 | 45 mins 55 secs
al gore, an inconvenient truth, climate change, climate reality
Climactic's first panel features 4 voices, Katy and Chris, interns at the Climate Reality Project's Australia office, Marcus Gibson, one of the first 150 trained by Al Gore in 2006, and co-host Mark, trying to keep up.
July 5th, 2018 | 52 mins 59 secs
bamboo, climate change, environment, landfill, philanthropy, plastic, plastic free july, social enterprise, sustainability, toothbrush, toothbrushes, waste, zero waste
This week is an exciting first for Climactic, with two Kiwis in the studio. Mark talks to Laura Wilson of Big Little Brush, a social enterprise in Melbourne using bamboo toothbrushes to do much, much more.
June 28th, 2018 | 44 mins 47 secs
climate change, permaculture, sustainability
This week Rich talks to Fiona Rossiter, cafe owner, business woman, author, registered nurse, mother of eight and former councillor in the Central West city of Orange, NSW. Fiona tells her own history in running Orange’s iconic Bissy’s Cafe with husband Paul; how they “discovered” permaculture and how they now apply it their businesses, family life and even mode of thinking.