Episodes

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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April 16, 2021

THE REGENERATIVE HOUR: Wine, vets and climate disruption

28TH EPISODE OF THE REGENERATIVE HOUR: Can we turn the 2020s into ‘The Regenerative Decade’? In this series of interviews about what that would imply, we talk ecology, deep adaptation, grief, compassion and passion, connectin...

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April 13, 2021

Renewables not gas make a country lucky

The Sustainable Hour no 358 In The Tunnel on 14 April 2021 we focus on the sold out Geelong Energy Future Forum that is coming up next Wednesday at the West Geelong Town Hall, starting at 7pm. We have two of the speakers who ...

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April 7, 2021

Renewables, rebellion and revolution in one

The Sustainable Hour no 357 To start us off in The Tunnel on 7 April 2021, we have Suzie Brown – the National Director of Australian Parents for Climate Action . Suzie joins us with news of AP4CA’s rapid growth and plans for ...

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March 31, 2021

Helpful cosmic dust, healthy food and circular holidays

The Sustainable Hour no 356 In The Tunnel on 31 March 2021, we meet with three guests and a youth reporter who enlighten us about helpful cosmic dust and shifts in theology, a positive transformation in the business of food, ...

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March 22, 2021

Wet elephants, Earth lovers and a marsian rebel

The Sustainable Hour no 355 – in the name of love, rage and and climate activism. Interviews with and speeches by members of the Extinction Rebellion and Fridays for Future movements. Content overview: 02:31 Colin Mockett ‘s ...

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March 17, 2021

Tree-change with restoration and generousity

The Sustainable Hour no. 354 Working with us in the Climate Revolution on 17 March 2021, we have three more solution seekers: Firstly, with news of the UN International Day for Forests next week, we have asked Melbourne indie...

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March 12, 2021

The Climate Revolution: Beyond Zero

THE SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS REVOLUTION “From those to whom much is given, much is expected.” ~ Mary Gates , mother of computer entrepeneur Bill Gates, in a toast at Bill and Melinda Gates’ wedding We need nothing less than a cli...

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March 9, 2021

Women in charge: Green humour, electricity and sharing

The Sustainable Hour no 353 [10:44] Our first guest in ‘The Tunnel’ on 10 March 2021 is New South Wales’ Northern Rivers comedian Mandy Nolan who have just been endorsed as the official Greens candidate for the electorate of ...

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March 2, 2021

What price our security

The Sustainable Hour no 352 Once again we are cramped for room in The Tunnel today. Our first guest is Masters of Environmental Law student Sonya McKay who has serious concerns about the world we are leaving the children we d...

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Feb. 23, 2021

City Council takes lead: carbon-neutral by 2025

Our two guests in The Sustainable Hour on 24 February 2021 are the two sitting City of Greater Geelong councillors Mayor Stephanie Asher and the Put Climate First Alliance’s newly appointed councillor Dr Belinda Moloney for w...

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Feb. 16, 2021

Mobilising whole communities by climbing boulders instead of mountains

Today is yet another milestone for The Sustainable Hour team: Our show number 350. We are so grateful to all you listeners and guests who have made this possible, and we look forward to this continuing while we work for a mor...

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Feb. 11, 2021

Welcome to The Climate Revolution

We need nothing less than a climate revolution, and that revolution begins in your head. Enter our new podcast series, The Climate Revolution. Podcast content – in order of appearance 00:01 Sir David King : We have to move ra...

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Feb. 10, 2021

Doing everything you normally do differently

Welcome to our 349th Sustainable Hour. We start today’s show with a brief clip from Sir David King , a former English Chief Scientist. The clip was taken from the National Climate Emergency Summit’s first webinar on the scien...

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Feb. 2, 2021

Now or never: kicking off a climate revolution

Hi all sustainable listeners – here we go for yet another year of our podcasts where we focus on solutions to the climate emergency we face, and in the process give you, our valued listeners, hope and motivation to become par...

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Jan. 13, 2021

THE REGENERATIVE HOUR: Restoring climate by rebuilding the landscape

27TH EPISODE OF THE REGENERATIVE HOUR: Can we turn the 2020s into ‘The Regenerative Decade’? In this series of interviews about what that would imply, we talk ecology, deep adaptation, grief, compassion and passion, connectin...

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Dec. 29, 2020

From grassroots with vision to global visibility

The Sustainable Hour no 347 Our two guests in The Tunnel on 30 December 2020 are involved in a grassroots group that started out in Adelaide in 2013. Since then, it has grown to such an extent that it has projects all over th...

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Dec. 22, 2020

Connecting with Malaysia

In The Sustainable Hour no 346 on 23 December 2020, we depart from our usual format, as all of our guests come from the one overseas country. They are all very involved in environmental and climate campaigns in Malaysia. Khoo...

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Dec. 15, 2020

Gamechanger for climate emergency declaration campaign

We start The Sustainable Hour no 345 with the words of the United Nations’ leader Antonio Guterres as he urges world leaders to declare a climate emergency for their countries: “I call on all leaders worldwide to declare a st...

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Dec. 11, 2020

Fix the voltage: Electricity rules not keeping pace with technology

Ty Christopher, Strategic Adviser at Ecojoule , heads the ‘Fix The Voltage’ campaign. In this podcast interview, Ty explains that the grid is supplying electricity at a voltage higher than that which our devises were designed...

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Dec. 9, 2020

Energy reality check, gas resistance and ecorestoration

The Sustainable Hour no 344 On 9 December 2020 in The Tunnel we have tree guests: [08:30] David Spratt , who co-wrote ‘ Climate Code Red – The Case for Emergency Action ‘ with Philip Sutton 12 years ago, takes us through the ...

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Dec. 2, 2020

Surfing a new wave of energy and action

The Sustainable Hour no 343 In The Tunnel on 2 December 2020, our special guest is Adrian (Ace) Buchan . Adrian continues the series we have been running of talking to climate concerned elite sports people. His sport being su...

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