Episodes

Sept. 20, 2021

Once we knew

As young people all over the world mobilise in support of Greta Thunberg’s Fridays for Future climate strike movement, taking to the streets on Friday with more than 1,600 events, a bunch of old fellas in Australia have start...

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Sept. 14, 2021

Climate solutions not pollution

Another sustainable hour is ready to hit the airwaves. The 380th of its kind. In The Tunnel we start today with yet another stark, but at he same time necessary question. This time using a report from the World Meteorological...

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Sept. 7, 2021

Deepening of consciousness as temperature rises

The Sustainable Hour no 379 In The Tunnel on 8 September 2021, our first guest is friend of the show and long time campaigner for Friends of the Earth Melbourne, Leigh Ewbank . Leigh updates us on the broad cross-section of c...

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Aug. 30, 2021

Yes we must: Vote and drive for the Earth

The Sustainable Hour no 378 [09:10] In The Tunnel on 1 September 2021 our first guest is Newcastle’s Dr Rob Eisenberg , the founder of Vote Earth Now . Realising that the climate crisis we face is a major issue for more and m...

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Aug. 24, 2021

Independent candidates put climate first

The Sustainable Hour no 377 In The Tunnel on 25 August 2021, our first guest is the independent Member of Parliament for the federal seat of Warringah, Zali Steggall . Zali replaced Tony Abbott in a once Liberal stronghold i...

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Aug. 17, 2021

Call to end profit-over-people business model

Our time in The Tunnel on 18 August 2021 is devoted entirely to Geelong Sustainability. We have President Vicki Perrett and Vice-President Jennifer Jarrard on. Two weeks ago we had Charles Street and father-son combination Le...

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Aug. 10, 2021

Co-creators of the new reality

In The Tunnel today, we start with a clip from the United Kingdom – it’s part of a twice daily bulletin about the reality of the climate crisis, but comes from a very unusual source: Rupert Murdoch’s Sky News. Discussion foll...

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Aug. 3, 2021

A clear message that change is coming

The Sustainable Hour no 374 HISTORIC DECISION BY WHATCOM COUNTY COUNCIL [01:13–05:22 and 41:25–53:38] We start the show today with Mik Aidt telling us about a very significant recent event coming out of a county in Washington...

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July 27, 2021

Bridging the us-and-them divide

The Sustainable Hour no 373 In The Tunnel on 28 July 2021 we have yet another two very dynamic guests. They are doing seeming very different things but they are both acting with the same passionate intention to stop the “Us-v...

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July 24, 2021

The Climate Revolution: Find your role

THE CITIZENS’ CLIMATE REVOLUTION “Unite in a national effort to save from destruction all that makes life itself worth living.” ~ MacKenzie King , Canadian Prime Minister during the Second World War We need nothing less than ...

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July 20, 2021

With hypocrisy comes opportunity

The Sustainable Hour no 372 Today we welcome back Jackie Matthews for the first anniversary of her leaving The Sustainable Hour’s microphone for a less public, but just as important role of editing the show each week. Twelve ...

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July 13, 2021

Drive the difference

The Sustainable Hour no 371 [16:07] In The Tunnel today, our first guest is the founder of Mandalay Technologies, Simon Kalinowski . Simon’s company develops digital management software to help people who deal with waste to w...

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July 6, 2021

Together: How music can heal country and climate

The Sustainable Hour no 370 In The Tunnel today we have two musicians who are part of the support group Musicians’ Climate Crisis Network : Simon Kerr was a guest five years ago with his project Music For A Warming World – a ...

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June 29, 2021

Re-launching the game of saying “I care”

The Sustainable Hour no 369 On 30 June 2021, right on the doorstep to Plastic Free July , which kicks off at midnight, our guest in The Tunnel this week is Lisa Wriley . We feature a couple of the projects she is involved in....

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June 22, 2021

Interconnecting the web of activist communities

The Sustainable Hour no 368 is about the International Day of Action Against Fossil Fuels Our guests in The Tunnel on 23 June 2021 are both going to be involved in the International Day of Action Against Fossil Fuels on Satur...

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June 15, 2021

Together: Incorporating differences in the vision

The Sustainable Hour no 367: Redesigning the way climate movements mobilise In the tunnel on 16 June 2021 we have two climate revolutionaries to guide and inspire us as humanity faces up to the climate emergency together: The...

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June 9, 2021

Gamechangers reimagine and recreate our future

“We are rapidly reaching the point of no return for the planet. We face a triple environmental emergency – biodiversity loss, climate disruption and escalating pollution. (…) Science tells us these next ten years are our fina...

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June 2, 2021

#FindYourRole: Frontline journalism meets mindfulness

The Sustainable Hour no 365 In #TheTunnel on 2 June 2021 we have two guests: [11:25] Mindfulness coach Lise Saugeres tells about her personal experience with depression and when she found the practice called mindfulness so he...

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May 26, 2021

Collective no to new fossil fuels finally burns through

The Sustainable Hour no 364 [12:35] Our special guest in #TheTunnel on 26 May 2021 is Mark Wakeham who is from the Australian Council of Trade Unions specialising in working with unions on policies to help them transition to ...

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May 18, 2021

Extraordinary climate action from two directions

The Sustainable Hour no 363 Our three guests in The Tunnel on 19 May 2021 are all climate revolutionaries in their own unique ways. [10:05] Anthea Falkiner , 49, and Mary Christie , 19, are both Extinction Rebellion activists...

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May 12, 2021

Hope comes from real actions

The Sustainable Hour no 362 Guests in our Tunnel on 12 May 2021 are: [12:40] Deb Punton from Greensong Ecopsychology tells of her work in Deep Ecology and “The Work that Reconnects”. Her work aims to connect us with nature – ...

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May 3, 2021

Citizens’ vision: Let us walk together

The Sustainable Hour no 361 We are so pleased to have Kitty Walker, Carol Carney and Tuesday Browell in The Tunnel on 5 May 2021 – three community mobilisers in their own ways, getting good results by getting the people behin...

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April 27, 2021

Politics and activism on and off line

Guests and speakers in The Sustainable Hour no 360 on 28 April 2021: [08:00 – 16:00] Adrian Whitehead from the Climate Emergency Action Alliance and voteplanet.net . [17:25 – 35:45] and [42:50 – 45:18] Glenn Todd and Hayley S...

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April 21, 2021

Earth Day on the cusp

One-third of the world’s plant and animal species could be extinct by 2070 if humans don’t change course. Over the past five years, the big banks have enabled $2 billion per day – that’s $1.4 million per minute – of funding t...

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