July 22, 2021

So you've spotted ecofascism in the climate community, now what? w/ Angelica Kross

Wellness and sustainability and environmentalism, oh my. These communities have long histories of overlap with fascism, serving as breeding grounds for fascist demagogues, and fascist groups invariably have roots in traditionalism, populism, and purity - uncomfortable. We dive into these roots, the modern day manifestations, and what we can do to be aware of, and push back against, fascistic tendencies in the climate community. If you liked what Angelica had to say here about fascism, then you’…

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March 19, 2021

Serially Curious | Brenna Quinlan — Permaculture Illustrator

Brenna Quinlan is an illustrator and educator who strives to make the world a better place through her art and her actions. She lives at Australia's most well-known permaculture demonstration site, Melliodora , where she grows food, milks goats, builds soil and engages with the community - or, she did. Mark and Eav caught up with Brenna on her last day at Melliodora to talk about her art and illustration, her process, and Our Street , the new book for kids about permaculture that brings Retrosu…

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Sept. 8, 2020

Modern Slavery (Part 2)

This episode features Andrea Herrera, who's on a mission to transform big corporations away from exploitation. Special thanks to Angelica Kross for her research. Find your slavery footprint http://slaveryfootprint.org/ Reading https://www.ethicalwarrior.com.au/blog/modern-slavery/a-survivor-a-filmmaker-and-a-ceo-discuss-slavery-and-our-seafood https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-india-trafficking-idUSKCN25E1R7 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Sept. 1, 2020

Modern Slavery in Fisheries - Part 1

In this two-part episode, Eav and Mark explore how modern slavery is driven by the climate emergency, and how ecosystem destruction and human rights abuses go hand in hand. In this first episode we interview Bruno, who's a Marine Biologist from Peru. We talk about the working conditions of small scale fishers in Peru and how they are left vulnerable to slavery. Links: Bruno's Marine Conservation NGO Mark and Eav's interview with Matt Stewart of the Marine Stewardship Council See omnystudio.com/…

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Aug. 17, 2020

Halfcut | The Story and The Pitch - Serially Curious/Growing Concern

One guest - two interviews. Jimmy Halfcut has been engaged in activism, organising, and fundraising for many years. Mark and Seán, hosts of two shows on the Climactic Collective, had back to back chats with Jimmy about the story of Halfcut, and the lessons he learnt on the way to finding the formulae to their success. Having a laugh, letting people have fun while engaging with serious topics like deforestation, and visual disruption all factor into the formula. Hear more chats with folks Mark a…

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May 9, 2020

Glen Eira Declares a Climate Emergency 54 days into lockdown | Spotlight on community climate action

How did a community climate action group get their city council to not only declare a climate emergency, but commit to emergency level emissions reduction measures, during a global pandemic? Coalitions, campaigning, determination and good old-fashioned organizing! Coalition members Belinda Haydon and Elinor Hasenfratz share their story. For more check out: https://www.facebook.com/JewishCN/ http://gecan.org.au/ Recordings from the Tuesday, March 5th Glen Eira Council session are also featured i…

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March 29, 2020

🔰💬 Mark and Eav | Will we really have fish… forever? | Matt Watson from the Marine Stewardship Council

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an independent non-profit which sets a standard for sustainable fishing. Mark and new Climactic member Eav talk to Matt Watson, Senior Fisheries Manager. Eav is a marine scientist by training, so has some great questions for Matt around the MSC approach to sustainable fisheries, an ecosystems approach. Mark - as an untrained enthusiast - wants to know how consumers can use the MSC tickmark on canned tuna to send fishing companies a message. It was great t…

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March 18, 2020

🔰💬 Mark Spencer | Climate Action during COVID-19 — Dr Harry Jennens

Harry is not just trainee General Practitioner, he's also a climate activist. So he's a great person to talk to about how to continue organising for climate action, while the COVID-19 virus understandably dominates the world's attention. Support Climactic Links: SNAP ACTION: Join our digital rally against new fossil fuels in VIC - Friends of the Earth Melbourne Healthy Futures Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) | Department of Health and Human Services Victoria Support the show. See omnystudio.com/…

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Jan. 25, 2020

🔰💬 Mark Spencer — Evan Hynes | Climate.careers and the everyday Green New Deal

First thing, Climactic has a newsletter. Sign up ! Liking the show? Leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here! Support us directly on Pozible! Mark and Evan met on the Project Drawdown group on Facebook, but didn't realise it at the time. Then they were put into a group thread by a fellow connector, Daniel Poynter. Evan reached out to be on the podcast, and Mark just loved that. In this episode Mark and Evan go into the likelihood of a US Green New Deal, but more importantly into what…

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Nov. 25, 2019

On the Parliament Steps with Daniel Bleakley | XR Global Hunger Strike

Mark joined Daniel Bleakley on the steps of the Victorian Parliament for a chat about the past 7 days of his hunger strike, the global XR hunger strike, his methods and self-care through this experience, and much more. From Daniel; "Day 7. Seventh day of Extinction Rebellion Hunger strike. Starting to feel a bit weak but still focused. Today I'm continuing to request a meeting between members of the Andrews Government and a group of XR representatives to discuss our demands which are: That the …

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July 12, 2019

Costa Georgiadis and Dirt Girl — Get Grubby TV

Costa's World has been hugely popular among kids, and it wasn't hard to see why when Costa and Dirt Girl performend live at the Ballarat Begonia Festival in 2018. The Festival was a month before Climactic launched, and host Mark had the chance to interview Costa and Dirt Girl, before really having any sense of the legends they were. They were absolutely gracious, and this became a great interview. But it would have languised without the help of new editor, Reece Gray, who gave it the time and a…

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March 20, 2019

Senator Richard di Natale — Facing the Climate Crisis

Doctor Richard di Natale is many things, beyond being a general practitioner and public health specialist. He's an Australian Senator in the Federal Government, and leader of the Australian Greens Party, a powerful third party. The Greens are a fascinating party with an amazing story, and this episode could easily have dived solely into politics, as Richard of course has a ringside perspective. But, instead of doing that, this is a conversation with a powerful politician about being a person, w…

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