The General Assembly's music is a soundtrack for new landscapes. Rich, layered songs map the dark corners of our relationship with ourselves and the rest the of the living world. The band features Matt Wicking's evocative voice and powerful songs with a talented line-up of collaborators. More at www.generalassembly.com.au.
July 20th, 2019 | 45 mins 50 secs
climate change, cookbook, cooking, davidsons plum, dirt girl, finger lime, food, gardening australia, get grubby, granny skills, lemon myrtle, native food, river cottage, sustainability, warndu, warndu mai
Warndu Mai is the newest book from Rebecca Sullivan and Damien Coulthard about native Australian foods and plants. The story of Australian natives is an important one, and we dive into it here.
July 13th, 2019 | 30 mins 53 secs
abc gardening, climate change, compost, costa, costa's world, dirt girl, kids, mulch, sustainability, tv
Mark sat down with Costa and Dirt Girl after a Costa's World live performance at the Ballarat Begonia Festival in 2018. This recording has been revived and restored, by new Climactic editor Reece.
July 6th, 2019 | 47 mins 38 secs
ac, climate change, community, efficiency, energy, energy efficiency, facebook, groups, heat pump, heating, meeh, power bills, reverse cycle, sustainability, utilities, winter
Tim Forcey, through extensive work at the University of Melbourne, and the thinktank Beyond Zero Emissions, is a household name in a very particular type of household. But the work he does on home energy efficiency is relevant to every household. He started the Facebook group that became My Efficient Electric Home four years ago, and it has started to rapidly pick up steam.
July 1st, 2019 | 48 mins 34 secs
chemicals, climate change, extinction, indigineous sovereignty, insect extinction, insects, murray darling, native rights, native title, riparian, sustainability, water law, water rights
The fourth in a four-part series, recorded at the Living Pavilion, University of Melbourne. Climate Bites are lunchtime panels with experts where audience members are welcome to engage on a particular topic. In this episode, nature.
June 29th, 2019 | 44 mins 45 secs
climate change, sustainability
Lottie is the founder of Banish, an educational resource and platform for disposable product alternatives. Georgia met her at Climate Reality in Brisbane earlier in the month, and with Plastic Free July just around the corner, this was the perfect time to talk waste-free personal transition, conscious consumption, and forming better habits.
June 8th, 2019 | 56 mins 31 secs
activism, activist, climate change, council, extinction rebellion, inner west, ipa, leeds, london, melbourne, nonviolent direct action, nvda, sustainability, sydney, sydney harbour bridge, uk, xr
This episode is a collaboration with friends of the show in Leeds, England, featuring voices from Melbourne, Sydney, Leeds and London. Go behind the headlines to learn more about Extinction Rebellion, and the people behind the movement, about why they are choosing to rebel.
June 1st, 2019 | 50 mins 34 secs
burnout, chronic fatigue, climate change, fatigue, psychology, self care, sustainability
This week Bronwyn interviews facilitator, artist, and musician Matt Wicking.
May 25th, 2019 | 43 mins 19 secs
agenda, auspol, city council, climate change, direct action, extinction rebellion, inner west sydney, local council, politics, sustainability, sydney
May 11th, 2019 | 50 mins 59 secs
acrylic, art, artist, ballarat, clean energy, climate change, oil, painting, regional, renewable energy, sustainability, victoria, wind, wind turbine, windfarm, windmill
Maxine interviews regional Victorian painter Mairin Briody, about her beautiful works, and her outlook of finding positivity in the time of climate change.
May 4th, 2019 | 41 mins 39 secs
act, activism, africa, australian politics, canberra, climate change, climate election, ghana, grassroots, mattlawie, my extremely long walk, nigeria, permaculture, petition, rain, rainfall, shannon loughnane, sustainability, un, west africa
Hear from Shannon as he walks from Melbourne to Canberra to deliver the message to the Australian Parliament that far greater action is needed on climate change. Mark interviews a permaculture farmer and community educator in the Volta Region of Ghana, West Africa, Matthew Onyeanula.
April 27th, 2019 | 51 mins 7 secs
#fridaysforfuture, #ss4c, auspol, australian elections, australian politics, aycc, climate change, climate crisis, climate emergency, getup, greta thunberg, parents for climate action, school strike for climate, stop adani, sustainability
Look back on the March 15th School Strike for Climate by hearing what happened in Melbourne on the day, then hear what the reaction and actions have been since the strike, and why the imminent Australian election is vital in the fight for climate action.
April 20th, 2019 | 44 mins 31 secs
animals, birds, budgies, climate change, extinction, josh cox, lizards, mass extinction, reptile encounters, reptiles, sixth extinction, snakes, sustainability
Mark has a chat with animal educator and mobile zoo operator Josh Cox, about his passion for maligned animals, educating kids about habitat loss and climate change, and creating better humans.
April 14th, 2019 | 40 mins
blue-billed ducks, climate change, dandenong creek, first friends of dandenong creek, greening knox, lake knox, sustainability
Lake Knox is a deep-water lake in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and is the habitat of an endangered species. The community is trying to stop development plans for the lake site, and in this episode you'll learn what they are trying, why it's important, and hopefully learn some lessons about how you can take action yourself in your own area.
April 11th, 2019 | 31 mins 44 secs
act, activism, australian politics, canberra, climate change, climate election, grassroots, my extremely long walk, petition, shannon loughnane, sustainability
Shannon is a young man who'd had enough with Australia's lack of action on climate change, and has made the decision to walk up to the counter to complain. And by counter, we mean the capital. And by walk, we mean walk. 700 kilometers.
April 4th, 2019 | 1 hr 3 mins
climate change, electric cars, elon musk, ev, fully charged, plug me in, sustainability, tesla, top gear, wiebe wakker
Climactic celebrates it's half-century with a fun, fascinating chat with Wiebe, a young man from the Netherlands who travelled through thirty-three countries in a decade-old electric car, using only the generousity of others.