Sept. 8, 2020

Planting seeds of climate leadership

Planting seeds of climate leadership

The Sustainable Hour no 331 We have three guests in our Hiatus Tunnel on 9 September 2020: Social researcher and climate activist Rebecca Huntley is the author of the recently released book ‘How to Talk About Climate Change in a









The Sustainable Hour no 331



We have three guests in our Hiatus Tunnel on 9 September 2020:



Social researcher and climate activist Rebecca Huntley is the author of the recently released book ‘How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way that Makes a Difference’. Rebecca explains what led her to write the book as well as how to approach different people differently.



Victoria McKenzie-McHarg revisits the show, this time as the manager of Womens’ Environmental Leadership Australia, WELA. She took part in the WELA program a couple of years ago and believed in its potential so much that she managed to talk them into putting her on full-time to expand their reach. We hope that some of our female listeners apply for this very successful program in 2021.



Melbourne psychiatrist and climate/health campaigner Dr Pia Brous talks about her concerns about the health implications of our reliance on fossil fuels. These concerns are such that she is part of the organising committee for a webinar which aims at seriously questioning the call for a gas led recovery from Covid-19.This webinar is on Tuesday 15 September 2020.



Global Outlook: Colin Mockett starts his look around our planet this week with two bad news items. The first is from the record heatwave in California where their unprecedented out-of-control wildfires have continued unabated for another week and left tens of thousands of acres of native forests destroyed in their wake. Next he revisits Mauritius and the damage being done to the wildlife there, but this time it’s caused by the cleanup efforts. His final two items herald more hopeful news. Firstly, protest actions outside Murdock Press offices and printing presses in England highlights that gigantic media corporation’s inability or unwillingness to tell the truth on all matters climate. Finally he brings us back home with the recent announcement by Aldi – the German supermarket chain’s commitment to take its responsibility to be part of the solution to the climate emergency we face seriously by generating its own renewable electricity. Colin concludes by pondering if this will inspire our two supermarket chains Coles and Woolworths to do the same.



We couldn’t resist giving Keb Mo some more airplay with his song ‘Put a Woman in Charge’. Until we return to the Tunnel next week, educate yourself about what each candidate is pledging to push for should the be successful in the upcoming City of Greater Geelong elections. This time around we must #VoteTheDifference.













“If we want solutions that are going to work, that are going to be long-lasting, and are going to bring communities along with it, then we need womens’ leadership at scale right across society for the issues of climate and the environment – and we need to see that across government, across business and across the not-for-profit sector.”~ Victoria McKenzie-McHarg, manager, WELA program













“There is no one single approach that will work with every doubtful person you speak to about climate change, but there is a way that will work with everyone if y...