Nov. 30, 2021

Heading for ecological economy and Lore Enforcement

Heading for ecological economy and Lore Enforcement

The Sustainable Hour no. 391 on 1 December 2021 with Bruce Shillingworth from Lore Enforcement, and Gabrielle Bond and Steven Hail from Modern Money Lab.

The Sustainable Hour no 391

Our guests on 1 December 2021 are:

[09:24] Bruce Shillingsworth first came to our notice in October 2019 on ABC’s Q&A where he gave an impassioned tirade from the audience of the complete mismanagement of the Murray Darling River system soon after a devastating fish kill there. Today he shows he hasn’t lost any passion or determination to get true justice for his people. He lists the litany of injustices that First Peoples are subjected to each and every day. We soon learn that he is determined to be an active participant in righting these wrongs. We also learn of his firm belief in his First Nations being at the centre of discussions around their future. Bruce isn’t afraid to talk strongly to power, but when we hear about his work with a new visionary project called Lore Enforcement we can see that he isn’t afraid to ‘walk his talk’. More details of this visionary project can be found here.

[23:52] Gabrielle Bond and Steven Hail work together with a world-wide network of people on Modern Monetary Theory. They have two projects intriguingly called Modern Money Lab and Sustainable Prosperity Action Group. They give us a well thought and logical explanation of why our current economic system has way too much collateral damage in terms of damage to both people and our environment, and how the new monetary system they are developing gives much fairer outcomes for everyone with none of the damage. We’ll be hearing more about Modern Monetary Theory as we navigate our way to a post carbon world. If you want to know more about Modern Money Lab, go to, and you find the Sustainable Prosperity Action Group here: and Steven will be part of a two-day seminar in Melbourne during the first weekend in February next year. Places are going fast, but if you get in quick, you’ll get in. Here’s some info on the seminar and how to register for this inexpensive event.

[02:42] Colin Mockett‘s Global Outlook starts us out this week in the United Kingdom where they announced that from 1 October 2024, Great Britain will no longer use coal to generate electricity, a year earlier than planned. The move is part of ambitious government commitments to transition away from fossil fuels and decarbonise the power sector in order to eliminate contributions to climate change by 2050.

Then a little bit north with a follow up to last week when we reported that Scotland will phase out single-use plastic bags, straws, stirrers, six-pack rings, cutlery and take-away food containers by 2023. Today we report that Canada will phase them out by the end of this year. That’s six weeks’ time. They’re essentially not available in Canadian shops now. Canada’s Minister of Environment and Clim...