Episodes

July 8, 2020

Deliberation means action in the climate emergency

The Sustainable Hour no 322 Our guest in The Tunnel on 8 July 2020 is City of Greater Geelong Councillor Eddy Kontelj (enters at 33 minutes) talking about what’s up front in his environmental portfolio . He highlights key ini...

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July 1, 2020

Finding our village built on heart and vision

Our guests in The Tunnel on 1 July 2020 – The Sustainable Hour no 321 – are: Peter Martin , Queenscliff and Port Lonsdale Anglican minister. Five years ago , in the days when Pope Francis’ encyclical letter Laudato Si’ had ju...

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June 27, 2020

Bryony Edwards: Run as a climate candidate

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, connecting with nature, r...

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June 25, 2020

Quinn Earth Child: Radical sustainability in suburbia

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, connecting with nature, r...

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June 24, 2020

Deepening democracy

Our guests in ‘The Tunnel’ — also known as Zoom, where The Sustainable Hour no 320 is recorded during the coronavirus lockdown — on 24 June 2020 are: Anna Langford from Friends of the Earth Melbourne: Six years ago, we met a ...

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June 19, 2020

Who do we want to be

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, connecting with nature, resilience, revitalisati...

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June 17, 2020

We can do better than this

Our guests in The Tunnel – also known as The Sustainable Hour no 319, coming to you via Zoom – on 17 June 2020 are: Belinda Noble , who is co-founder of the Communicators Declare movement. She was so impacted by the horrific ...

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June 10, 2020

Do better principles connect us

Our guests in The Sustainable Hour on 10 June 2020 are three very dynamic women from the south coast of New South Wales, who were in the front lines of the horrific fires that tore through their region five months ago. They g...

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June 3, 2020

Protectors of the land

Welcome listeners and readers. The Sustainable Hour team of Mik, Jackie, Colin & Tony welcome you to show no 317. The first of our three guests on 3 June 2020 is Anika Molesworth who helps run her parents’ station near Broken...

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May 29, 2020

THE REGENERATIVE HOUR: Better systems thinking for a resilient future

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, connecting with nature, resilience, revitalisati...

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May 28, 2020

Sustainable Vibes

The team on The Sustainable Hour have compiled a playlist of songs that are not only catchy and something you can clap your hands to but also all have an underlying message. Music and the arts play a significant role in deliv...

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May 27, 2020

Steps forward at recycling and relearning solidarity

Our first guest in The Sustainable Hour no 315 on 27 May 2020 is Geelong Councillor Ron Nelson . As chair of Council’s Waste & Resource Recovery committee, Ron faces some spirited questions about what the City of Greater Gee...

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May 20, 2020

Victories of a gardening culture

Our guest in The Sustainable Hour no 314 on 20 May 2020 is one of the founders of permaculture, David Holmgren . David reveals his motivation for doing what he does and his belief that permaculture holds many answers to the w...

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May 17, 2020

THE REGENERATIVE HOUR: Isolating for nature

“All logging is criminal in a climate emergency.” Guests in our 20th episode are Alice and Nic from the community group Protect Warburton Ranges. Nic Fox was arrested because she locked herself onto forestry logging equipment...

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May 13, 2020

THE REGENERATIVE HOUR: Growing up through the common

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, connecting with nature, resilience, revitalisati...

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May 13, 2020

What we can do from the inside

Guests in The Sustainable Hour no 313 on 13 May 2020 are economist Jim Crosthwaite who talks about the economics of gas, and Janet Massey who talks about her electric car. We play excerpts from two of the many speakers at the...

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May 9, 2020

THE REGENERATIVE HOUR: Neurological doctor's climate call

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, connecting with nature, resilience, revitalisati...

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May 4, 2020

Normalising care - Geelong gets the green light

IMAGINATION IS THE NEW NORMAL. CARING IS THE NEW NORMAL Last week, one of our guests, Damien Cole , left us with a very powerful hashtag: #normalisingthefactthatyoucareabouttheplanet . The definition of what ‘big change’ mean...

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April 29, 2020

THE REGENERATIVE HOUR: Glocal roadmap to a better future

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, connecting with nature, resilience, revitalisati...

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April 29, 2020

Switching the narrative around

Guests in The Sustainable Hour no 311 on 29 April 2020 are Damien Cole from Kindness Pandemic TV , James Conlan from Environment Victoria and Glenn Todd , director of Action Skills . Even though our individual habits have cha...

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April 22, 2020

From Earth Day towards the green recovery

Guests in the The Sustainable Hour on Earth Day 22 April 2020 are Suzie Brown from Australian Parents for Climate Action, Karina Donkers who is starting a climate leadership course in May, and Robert Rothko , who launches his...

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April 18, 2020

THE REGENERATIVE HOUR: Normalising working close to nature

In the 16th episode of The Regenerative Hour, Sara Schmude from Impact Ag Partners in New South Wales, Australia, talks about the growing impact of regenerative agriculture in the country and around the world. Sara has been i...

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April 16, 2020

The collective mindset - a humble conversation with the CEO of G21

Elaine Carbines’ work as a true environmental and conservation warrior suddenly became headline news when she was appointed a Member of Order for her significant service to conservation and the environment in the Australia Da...

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April 15, 2020

Neighbours unite to aplify efforts

Our guests in The Sustainable Hour no 309 on 15 April 2020 are: Nerida Thompson from Neighbours United for Climate Action and Newlands Parents for Climate Action speaks about their Community Climate Action Series, which has b...

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