Oct. 26, 2021

The Climate Revolution: Growing people power

The Climate Revolution: Growing people power

The Sustainable Hour no 386 with Hannah Moloney from Good Life Permaculture, author of ‘The Good Life How To Grow A Better World’, and Peter Vadiveloo from GECAN

The Sustainable Hour no 386

Our guests in The Tunnel on 27 October 2021 are:

[31:00] Tasmanian author Hannah Moloney, the founder of Good Life Permaculture who recently released the bestselling book ‘The Good Life: How to Grow A Better World’. Her very pleasant demeanor doesn’t hide her steely determination to be an active participant in the creation of a better world. As well as the above, she is also a guest presenter in ABC’s Gardening Australia program. Her attitude to the use of the words “activist” and “revolution” is particularly interesting. You can find out more about her at www.goodlifepermaculture.com.au. Hannah lives in a very active household. Her husband runs the second hand electric vehicle company, Good Car Company, who were behind the recent bulk buy of EVs in Geelong.

Peter Vadivaloo from Glen Eira Emergency Climate Action Network. We’ve had Peter on the show before singing his insightful songs, but today we see him in another light as he tells us about the latest GECAN project which is going to be launched on 17 November, Getting Off Gas with Judith Lucy. They are one of the seven energy hubs in Victoria designated by the Victorian government. Peter talks enthusiastically and proudly about what they have planned for this project plus the importance of people power. You can find out more about this and connect with GECAN at www.gecan.org.au

In-between our two guests we play excerpts from an interview with comedian Dan Ilic on CNN – saying “Our leaders don’t work for us, they work for the fossil fuel companies” – and from a speech which Larissa Waters, leader of the Greens in the Senate, gave in Parliament in Canberra on 18 October 2021.

We start the hour with a very brief clip of Zali Steggall addressing our LNP government about the climate change Bill she wanted to introduce into Federal Parliament this week. Mik Aidt questions whether the government have our interests at heart when it comes to climate change, as they currently have 72 new major coal projects and 44 new gas projects planned, and as five of the Nationals’ 21 MPs and Senators own shares in mining companies.

Furthermore, we hear a short statement from Mike Cannon-Brookes, who was interviewed on ABC radio in Sydney about his and his wife’s 1.5 billion dollar donation to climate solutions.