August 2nd, 2018 | 41 mins 6 secs
cli-fi, climate change, climate fiction, sustainability
Rich talks to writer, activist, and community leader Tracy Sorensen about her motivations, her perspective, and her work.
July 25th, 2018 | 34 mins 29 secs
climate change, climate for change, gabby, no waste, pilates, steiner, sustainability, waste, zero waste
Mark chats with Gabby Maher, a Climate for Change volunteer, who recently took up a zero-waste challenge to raise funds for C4C. We talk about what it's like to live without producing waste for six weeks, and what she's doing now.
July 18th, 2018 | 35 mins 50 secs
biodynamics, carbon, climate change, farming, mark rathbone, soil, soil carbon, sustainability
This week Rich interviews one of Australia's leading biodynamic farmers, Mark Rathbone. Mark talks eloquently on his family's introduction to biodynamics, what exactly it involves and how he's noticed, and dealt with, the harmful effects of a lack of water and other climate events over the years at his farm in Northern Victoria.
July 5th, 2018 | 52 mins 59 secs
bamboo, climate change, environment, landfill, philanthropy, plastic, plastic free july, social enterprise, sustainability, toothbrush, toothbrushes, waste, zero waste
This week is an exciting first for Climactic, with two Kiwis in the studio. Mark talks to Laura Wilson of Big Little Brush, a social enterprise in Melbourne using bamboo toothbrushes to do much, much more.
June 28th, 2018 | 44 mins 47 secs
climate change, permaculture, sustainability
This week Rich talks to Fiona Rossiter, cafe owner, business woman, author, registered nurse, mother of eight and former councillor in the Central West city of Orange, NSW. Fiona tells her own history in running Orange’s iconic Bissy’s Cafe with husband Paul; how they “discovered” permaculture and how they now apply it their businesses, family life and even mode of thinking.
June 21st, 2018 | 31 mins 3 secs
beach clean, bus tour, clean-up, climate change, great ocean road, melbourne, rainforest, sustainability, tourism, victoria
This week Mark does a solo flight, and by that we mean he takes a bus tour. But this is no normal tour — this is a beach clean-up.
June 13th, 2018 | 41 mins 46 secs
climate change, episode zero, intro, sustainability
Rich talks to John Fry, Environmental Projects Manager at Skillset, former Landcare co-ordinator, experienced land manager and now Greens councillor on Bathurst Regional Council. What John doesn’t know about sustainability in the Central West isn’t worth knowing!
June 6th, 2018 | 46 mins 41 secs
black saturday, climate change, climate for change, fires, sustainability, volunteering
In this episode Mark talks to Oli Moraes, a facilitator trainer for Climate for Change, an environmental group that's combining climate change conversations with a powerful model, one perfected decades ago by Tupperware.
May 31st, 2018 | 55 mins 45 secs
australia, china, climate change, incineration, recycling, sustainability, waste, waste to energy
The first in a two-part series, this episode frames the new and concerning waste recycling problem in Australia. The situation has grown critical since China’s “National Sword” decision earlier this year, not to take our recycling. Changing the ground rules on what they will — and won’t — accept has closed the door, leaving our councils effectively buried under a pile of waste.
May 24th, 2018 | 23 mins 13 secs
activism, advocacy, advocate, climate change, disability, local government, sustainability
This week, Climactic co-host Rich Bowden trudges back — with microphone and coffee money in hand — to his previous hometown of Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. There he sat down with old friend, community activist, freelance writer, disability advocate, Aussie Rules footy fan and local legend El Gibbs after a brilliant lunch for a fun, fascinating and, at times, passionate interview. Rich wore out the bleeper covering the swear words on this one!