Oct. 6, 2020

Election candidates reaching for a bigger green

Election candidates reaching for a bigger green

On 7 October 2020 our focus in The Sustainable Hour no 335 is on three candidates who have put themselves up to represent the citizens of Greater Geelong in the upcoming local government election.









While our Hiatus in the Tunnel continues, on 7 October 2020 our focus is on three candidates who have put themselves up to represent the citizens of Greater Geelong in the upcoming local government election. Two of these are sitting councillors, who are currently in caretaker mode, hoping to be re-elected.



“The gravity is moving in the community. For once, the climate topic is up high in the frame of the election,” says Jim Mason who stands to continue to represent the residents and ratepayers from the Bellarine Ward.



Sarah Mansfield is re-standing for Brownbill Ward as a Greens candidate.



Regular listeners would know of both Jim and Sarah’s many progressive, science-backed ideas to contribute to the City of Greater Geelong’s transition to a safer, more just, inclusive and healthy post-carbon world. Today we hear loud and clear from them that this quest will continue if they are re-elected.



Our third guest is Greens member Cory Wolverton who also wants to represent the residents and ratepayers of the Bellarine Ward. 32-year-old social worker, Cory and his wife are bringing up their two young children in Ocean Grove. Despite his relatively young age, Cory brings a wealth of experience to the table and if elected will no doubt bring that youthful enthusiasm and fresh thinking to the city hall chambers.




#GreenRecovery: Information to vote for a different post-Covid Geelong




Colin Mockett‘s Global Outlook today takes us initially into the global betting shops as they recalibrate the odds for the US presidential election. We also hear about a stern warning to Australia because of our lack of real action on climate from the South Pacific Forum. A warning from the representatives of the people watching the oceans rise around them. Colin concludes his report with yet more hard evidence, this time from Lord Adair Turner, chair of the Energy Transitions Commission, a group representing all the world’s major emitters. His assessment about the rate at which the world will electrify will surprise many.



Time is up: #votethedifference.







“Politics is about what we think we can do and what we can’t do, but beyond all of that is our one planet, that little blue thing zooming along in the darkness of space if you’re standing on the moon, it is a little self-sufficient spaceship and it needs to be sustained – and that is not politics, that is the reality of our observed environment.”~ Jim Mason, candidate for the Bellarine Ward in the City Of Greater Geelong election









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