A freelance writer, podcaster, environmentalist and curious soul, Rich is always -- yes always -- willing to learn.
June 13th, 2018 | 41 mins 46 secs
climate change, episode zero, intro, sustainability
Rich talks to John Fry, Environmental Projects Manager at Skillset, former Landcare co-ordinator, experienced land manager and now Greens councillor on Bathurst Regional Council. What John doesn’t know about sustainability in the Central West isn’t worth knowing!
June 6th, 2018 | 46 mins 41 secs
black saturday, climate change, climate for change, fires, sustainability, volunteering
In this episode Mark talks to Oli Moraes, a facilitator trainer for Climate for Change, an environmental group that's combining climate change conversations with a powerful model, one perfected decades ago by Tupperware.
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 24th, 2018 | 23 mins 13 secs
activism, advocacy, advocate, climate change, disability, local government, sustainability
This week, Climactic co-host Rich Bowden trudges back — with microphone and coffee money in hand — to his previous hometown of Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. There he sat down with old friend, community activist, freelance writer, disability advocate, Aussie Rules footy fan and local legend El Gibbs after a brilliant lunch for a fun, fascinating and, at times, passionate interview. Rich wore out the bleeper covering the swear words on this one!
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!
May 10th, 2018 | 57 mins 36 secs
climate change, sustainability
In this episode, Mark talks to Dugald Holmes, his great friend and inspiration behind Climactic.
May 3rd, 2018 | 1 hr 3 mins
climate change, sustainability
Mark Spencer goes one-on-one with Councillor Tim Baxter of Melbourne’s Port Phillip Council. Tim’s passion for the environment and determination to drive through essential policies designed to mitigate against climate change is obvious in this free-wheeling and fascinating chat.
April 26th, 2018 | 49 mins 16 secs
advice, career, climate change, how-to, interview, professional, recruitment, renewable energy, renewables, sustainability
Climactic’s Mark Spencer talks to Maxine Bazeley, of Teal Collective, about her transition from the high-powered lifestyle of a career professional to her new sustainable projects!
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.