The Sustainable Hour Podcast

Here is a list of every episode in the podcast in the order that they were released. You can listen to these episodes by clicking on the blue play button, or download them by clicking 'Download'.



'The Sustainable Hour' is about how we can make our own houses and appartments, our gardens and streets, our own little city both greener, cleaner, more beautiful, nicer to live in, healthier, cheaper, and more fun on top of it. Available in iTunes.

  • The Sustainable Hour: Key to our future: citizen-led education, life-long learning
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  • The Sustainable Hour: Looking back from the future
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  • The Sustainable Hour: Active citizens getting clever and creative
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    Audio clips with Geelong's Chair of Administrators Dr Kathy Alexander, singer Missy Higgins, Nobel laureate professor Peter Doherty, American author and 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben, comedy duo John Clarke & Bryan Dawe, satire duo Juice Media, stand-up comedian Tom Gleeson, anti-coal mine campaigner Wendy Bowman. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour168

  • The Sustainable Hour: Cyclones, cyclists, zero carbon and a coal baron
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  • The Sustainable Hour - To care or not to care. That's the question
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    Meet Dorthe Pedersen, co-founder of Cycling Without Age, Tim Buckley, industry analyst from Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Guy Abrahams, CEO of Climarte and director of the festival Arts+Climate=Change, and Graeme Stockton, co-organiser of the Forum on Growth and Its Impact

  • The Sustainable Hour - The new climate for consensus
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    An hour's radio-podcast around the new climate for consensus among scientists, artists and politicians. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour165

  • The Sustainable Hour - Podcast to council and youth leaders: Meet the climate realists
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    An hour's radio-podcast calling all Australian councils and the youth: We urge you to listen to these three community leaders - a mayor, a councillor and a high school student - who lead the way with inspirational climate solutions and resolutions. More info on http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour164

  • The Sustainable Hour - Climate and coal: It is when we get together real action begins
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  • The Sustainable Hour - Movement to stop coal aims to become unstoppable
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    Our guests in The Sustainable Hour on 29 March are Doug Rolfe from the Alternative Technology Association, and Anine Cummins from 350.org Melbourne - as the largest anti-coal movement in Australia's history is kicked off, aimed at stopping Adani's mega coal mine in Queensland, the country's dirtiest coalfired powerplant closes, and local councils and businesses increasingly show leadership and take initiatives to protect our climate. More info on http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour162

  • The Sustainable Hour - Climate change means water change
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    Our guests in The Sustainable Hour on World Water Day on 22 March 2017 are: Ernesto Sanchez, worm farmer and permaculture enthusiast, Taryn Lane from Hepburn Wind who runs a community-funded hydro project, and Steve Posselt who is a water engineer and talks on "our waterways as sponges, not drains". More information on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour161

  • The Sustainable Hour: Grown, gathered and united as one
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    The Sustainable Hour of Power: Interviews with Peter Yacono, director of the documentary film Our Power, and Matt Purbrick, co-author of the book Grown & Gathered. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour160

  • The Sustainable Hour about climate change: man-made or made by men?
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    Rally speeches by Dr Kate Lardner, Wendy Farmer and Cat Nadel. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour159

  • The Sustainable Hour - Petition peak moment, community power and The Bentley Effect
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    Reports from a climate emergency petition peak moment in Canberra, a congress about community power in Melbourne, and from New South Wales where the so-called Bentley Effect is transforming local communities towards zero carbon. Read more on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour158

  • The Sustainable Hour: Water management as a solution to climate change
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    Dr Sohail Inayatullah about Our Future in Geelong - Tracey Slatter, new boss of Barwon Water, about water management, values, accountability and leadership - David Maher about natural farming - Steve Posselt about his kayak-journey and the Climate Emergency Declaration petition. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour157

  • The Sustainable Hour - Right on climate and fear of coal
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    Speakers in The Sustainable Hour on 15 February 2017 were Paul Gilding, John Hewson and David Spratt, and we interviewed Godfrey Moase, who is President of the Vic Labor Economics Policy Committee, and Steve Posselt, our kayaking climate action campaigner and champion. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour156

  • The Sustainable Hour - festival for change, sustainable water
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    Our guests in The Sustainable Hour on 8 February 2017 are Luke Taylor, director of the Sustainable Living Festival, sustainable water expert and professor Rob Skinner, kayaking climate campaigner Steve Posselt, and 16-year-old student Jack Nyhof. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour155

  • The Sustainable Hour - It's time to decide our future
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    Our guests in The Sustainable Hour on 1 February 2017 are Simone Boer, leader of City of Greater Geelong's Our Future project, and Steve Posselt, kayak adventurer. See more on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour154

  • The Sustainable Hour - Climate champions
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    Our guests in The Sustainable Hour on 21 December 2016 are climate activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez from the United States and Australian singer Missy Higgins. We take a look at what is ahead in the new year, and also listen to audio clips with American senator Bernie Sanders, actor Mark Ruffalo, and author Joanna Macy. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour153

  • The Sustainable Hour - Electricity prices and power politics
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    About rising electricity prices, politics of stupidity, and local sustainability leadership. Interview with Tony Overman, sustainability coordinator at Barwon Water, Cam Walker, campaigns coordinator at Friends of the Earth Melbourne, and Jodi Magi, event organiser at 350 Melbourne. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour152

  • The Sustainable Hour - Joining dots of economy, energy and environment
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    We talk with Phil Baulch, co-organiser of the coming Geelong event Join the Dots, about why he sees local action and participation in local street projects as an antidote to despair. We also talk with Simon Mulvani from Save the Bees Australia - Bee The Cure. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour151

  • The Sustainable Hour - Climate activism, despair and hope
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    Guests in The Sustainable Hour on 30 November - woooohooooooo! Show no 150 - are: Gilbert Rochecouste, managing director of Village Well, ABC RN radio journalist Gretchen Miller, and filmmaker David Lowe. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour150

  • The Sustainable Hour - Community Energy
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    Sunlight at the end of the tunnel - an hour about community energy. Nicky Ison and Manny Pasqualini from Community Power Agency are among Australia's leading experts in community energy. Dan Cowdell is project coordinator of Geelong Sustainability's Community Energy project. Leo Renkin is 94.7 The Pulse's station manager. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour149

  • The Sustainable Hour - 16 November 2016
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    The good, the bad and the utterly disgusting climatic news. Interviews with Elizabeth Woodworth, co-author of the new book 'Unprecedented Climate Mobilization', Meg Argyriou from ClimateWorks, Mark Pershin from Less Meat Less Heat. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour148

  • The Sustainable Hour - 9 November 2016
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    Citizens getting involved in waterways and our future. We talk with State Waterwatch Coordinator Deirdre Murphy and State EstuaryWatch Coordinator Rose Herben about the two citizen science programs and their new websites. And we talk with Tom O'Connor about the Committee for Bellarine and their Future Forum on Saturday 12 November 2016. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour147

  • The Sustainable Hour - 2 November 2016
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    This Sustainable Hour is all about smoke. Rodney Thomas, manager of the Environment Department at City of Greater Geelong, calla for submissions on Council's new Greenhouse Strategy. Independent politician Rob Oakeshott, one of the architects behind the reputed Carbon Tax, explains how and why the climate emergency is on top of his political agenda. Steve Posselt talks about his kayak odyssey to Canberra. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour146

  • The Sustainable Hour - 26 October 2016
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    Celebration of our circular future - and a three-year-old's birthday - with our guests in the studio: Simone Boer, project leader, Our Future, City of Greater Geelong; Rusty, manager, Pushy Library; and Michael Martinez, CEO, Diversitat More on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour145

  • The Sustainable Hour - 19 October 2016
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    Interviews with Dave Martin, sustainable builder, Little Giants - Annie Raser-Rowland, author of the new book The Art of Frugal Hedonism - and Robert Skehan, Plastic Bag Free Torquay. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour144

  • The Sustainable Hour - 12 October 2016
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    It is Sustainable House Day in Geelong region on Sunday 16 October 2016, and that is what The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse focuses on this Wednesday: Vicki Perrett, Sustainable House Day organiser, with home owners Susan Weymouth, Dan Cowdell and Dierijk Drent tell their stories. We also talk with Claire Danaher about the special action she did on Divestment Day, and with Melissa about why she took part in an international protest event at Citibank in Melbourne. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour143

  • The Sustainable Hour - 5 October 2016
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    We meet liberal ex-senator Peter Rae at the All-Energy 2016 conference for a talk about the federal government's spin around renewable energy targets in South Australia and Victoria, and we talk about Reenergise Geelong's new survey, Divestment Day, and the initiative Cycling Without Age which is currently looking for potential partners in the Geelong region. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour142

  • The Sustainable Hour - 28 September 2016
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    Finding local solutions to climate change. Vision Super divestment petition delivery. Walk With the Valley. Climate Emergency Declaration petition. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour141

  • The Sustainable Hour - 21 September 2016
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    Criminally continuing to pollute and destroy. Our guests and speakers in The Sustainable Hour on 21 September 2016 were senator Janet Rice, marine ecologist Alastair Hirst, anti-fracking campaigner Naomi Hogan, and Dr Alex Teytelboym from Oxford University. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour140

  • The Sustainable Hour - 14 September 2016
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    Uncommon signs of leadership and common sense. Interviews with and speeches by Daniel Andrews, Wade Noonan, Lily D'Ambrosio, David Spratt, Blair Palese, Stan Krpan, and Adam Hennessy. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour139

  • The Sustainable Hour - 7 September 2016
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    Simone Boers and Tim Hellsten from City of Greater Geelong explain about the exciting 'Our Future' project which was launched on 1 September, Future Super CEO Simon Sheikh talks about the climate emergency declaration, Joe Pera talks about the invasive carp species and a new virus which will kill it - more info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour138

  • The Sustainable Hour - 31 August 2016
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  • The Sustainable Hour - 24 August 2016
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    Students and scientists sounding the climate trumpet. 13-minute interview with Tim Flannery. Divestment campaign on Melbourne University. Climate action on Deakin. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour136

  • The Sustainable Hour - 17 August 2016
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    Opening of conversation about Geelong's long-term future - 20-minute phone interview with the city's new Chair of Administrators, Dr Kathy Alexander. Comments from ex-councillor Tony Ansett. Two interviews from Denmark, about Empty Office Day, cycling, and more. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour135

  • The Sustainable Hour - 10 August 2016
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    Lisa Neville is Victoria's Minister for Water. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour127

  • The Sustainable Hour - 3 August 2016
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    Susanna Bevilacqua is Director and Founder of Moral Fairground, a Melbourne not for profit dedicated to promoting and supporting socially responsible businesses. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour127

  • The Sustainable Hour - 27 July 2016
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    We talk with Aaron Lewtas from Green Energy Options about solar power, batteries, and fracking. Pre-recorded interview with Pat Onesta, SCEG president, and another participant at Tim Flannery's talk at Geelong Library. Song by Anton. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour

  • The Sustainable Hour - 20 July 2016
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    Pat Onesta is president of Surf Coast Energy Group. This is The Sustainable Hour podcast no 131

  • The Sustainable Hour - 13 July 2016
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    About a climate emergency declaration petition and a rally in front of Josh Freidenberg's office

  • The Sustainable Hour - 6 July 2016
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    The Barrier Reef loses its adjective. Our latest 'climate emergency declaration baton holder' is Carmen Lawrence, a former premier and cabinet member

  • The Sustainable Hour - 8 June 2016
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    Climate reality and a doctor's call - Dr John Iser from Doctors for the Environment, who is also a Climate Reality Project coordinator, visits The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 8 June 2016 for a conversation around how doctors respond to and act on the climate emergency.

  • The Sustainable Hour - 29 June 2016
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    Election special. Mark Wakeham is CEO of Environment Victoria

  • The Sustainable Hour - 22 June 2016
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    In a climate emergency, why no policy on health impacts? More info: www.climateemergencydeclaration.org and www.caha.org.au

  • The Sustainable Hour - 15 June 2016
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    Celebrating World Wind Day, Laudato Si's one year birthday and the new Victorian Renewable Energy Target together with our former Sustainable Hour co-host Mike Lawrence. In the Climate Emergency Radio Relay Christine Milne, former leader of The Greens, is the next baton carrier. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour126

  • The Sustainable Hour - 1 June 2016
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    Tipping point for sustainability's financial attraction - an hour on 94.7 The Pusle around the business case for fighting climate change and investing in a prosperous future for our children. With Paul Tant, Bank Australia, Alan Howell, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, Robert Skehan, Plastic Bag Free Victoria, Martin Haese, Lord Mayor of Adelaide

  • The Sustainable Hour - 25 May 2016
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    Respect to country. As Australia enters its annual Reconciliation Week, we talk about how and why traditional custodians of the land put culture before coal, ramp up community-owned renewable energy and protection of wildlife. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour123

  • The Sustainable Hour - 18 May 2016
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    Optimism and offsets in the time of coral reefs - with Adam Majcher and Scott Ferraro from Climate Works. Plus an audio clip with Chugg Boggs, Ace LLC Solar, and a song by Ruth Mundy: Love in the Time of Coral Reefs. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour122

  • The Sustainable Hour - 11 May 2016
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    Changing climate - changing people. An hour with Katerina Gaita from Climate for Change, Tim Buckley, Director of Energy Finance Studies, Fanny Beck, Zoe Tseng plus and four other Deakin university students and their teacher, Steve Hjerrild

  • The Sustainable Hour - 4 May 2016
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    How we respond to the spiraling climate emergency. An hour on 94.7 The Pulse about climate emergency, the Break Free campaign, divestment, civil disobedience ?and knitting. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour120

  • The Sustainable Hour - 27 April 2016
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    As levels of temperatures, greenhouse gas pollution, the sea and governmental hypocrisy all keep rising, we too must now rise to challenge our failing leaders. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour119

  • The Sustainable Hour - 20 April 2016
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    Ethics, honesty and the 'Climate Churchill' quest. The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 20 April 2016 is about ethics and honesty in relation to how we are changing the planet's climate and eco-systems. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour118

  • The Sustainable Hour - 13 April 2016
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    The art of merging nature with local culture: On 15 April 2016 we report live from the You Yangs, a mountain 20 minutes outside Geelong, where around 50 volunteers plant trees around Big Rock in preparation for the M~M2016, the Mountain to Mouth 80 kilometres Extreme Arts Walk in May 2016. Includes two great speeches, and a song. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour117

  • The Sustainable Hour - 6 April 2016
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    Transition towards climate-friendly energy AND diet. Guest in the studio: Mark Pershin, CEO and Founder of Less Meat Less Heat. Over the phone: Leigh Ewbank, Yes2Renewables campaigner from Friends of the Earth Melbourne. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour116

  • The Sustainable Hour - 30 March 2016
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    Local food and mini farmers - a Sustainable Hour powered on solar and broadcasted live from The Farmer's Place. Guests: Sarah Bolus, Steven Hunter, Cassidy Fitzclarence, Luke Wakefield, Lorna Martin, James McLennan. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour115

  • The Sustainable Hour - 23 March 2016
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    On World Meteorological Day, we talk about climate change. About Geelong councillors personal opinion about climate change. About practical solutions which are financially rewarding. And about Geelong's first Bicycle 'Library'. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour114

  • The Sustainable Hour - 16 March 2016
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    Ben Courtice, president of Moorabool Environment Group, is campaigning to stop a new open cut coal mine near Bacchus Marsh, while board chair and CEO of Green Music Australia, Tim Hollo, is launching a new BYO bottle campaign at music festivals. More information on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour113

  • The Sustainable Hour - 9 March 2016
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    The case of civil disobedience: Meet the friendly 'eco-fascists' in the Pilliga - a vast expanse of public bushland in western NSW under threat from the largest coal seam gas project ever proposed for New South Wales. We also talk with musician Simon Kerr, who brings a visual performance to Geelong on Friday, 'Music for a Warming World'. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour112

  • The Sustainable Hour - 2 March 2016
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    Tim Adams is the principal of F2 Design and a member of the Geelong Sustainability committee. He is full of good ideas and great news - from the stock market as well as the building market. Audio clips with Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Gore and Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank president. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour111

  • The Sustainable Hour - 24 February 2016
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    On the cusp of an energy revolution: Meet Countrywide Energy's director Geoff Drucker who is building two large solar farms in regional Victoria. He is joined by Andrew Lucas from Geelong Compost who is organising a half-day seminar in Geelong about Soil Action. - More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour110

  • The Sustainable Hour - 17 February 2016
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    Today, we are going to take a step outside to the wetlands, to the ocean, to the birds and the sea life. In The Sustainable Hour on 17 February 2016, we meet four inspiring environmentalists: Rod Lowther and Craig Morley from Geelong Field Naturalists Club, who are working to save the Moolap Wetlands, Anthony Hill from Plastic Pollution Solutions, and Tim Silverwood from Take 3 for the Sea. - More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour109

  • The Sustainable Hour - 10 February 2016
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    An hour with Sam Smith from Future Proofing Geelong talking about the local Sustainable Living Festival which starts on 12 February 2016. Speeches by Geelong Councillor Andy Richards and Secretary of the Victorian Trades Hall, Luke Hilakari. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour108

  • The Sustainable Hour - 3 February 2016
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    Our guests in the Sustainable Studio on 3 February 2016 are two of the key players behind the new film festival in Geelong: Jane Millett, operations manager at Geelong Performing Arts Centre, and Suzette Jackson, director of the Geelong Environmental Film Festival. - See more at: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour107

  • The Sustainable Hour no 105 - 23 December 2015
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    About divestment - with Danielle Anawatti and Natalie Cowdell from Fossil Free Geelong. Also features interviews with Isaac Astill from 350, Laura Williams from Flood the System, station manager Leo Renkin, and a speech by Bob Welch, former CEO of VIC Super. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour105

  • The Sustainable Hour no 104 - 16 December 2015
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    In The Sustainable Hour on 16 December 2015, our inspirational and visionary Sustainable Guest was Robert Pascoe, owner of the composting company Closed Loop, and of The Farmer's Place on Anglesay Road near Geelong - a 40 acre farm, cafe and market, and the winner of 2015 Geelong Business Excellence Award for Sustainable Business.

  • The Sustainable Hour no 103 - 9 December 2015
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    We talk with Alison Marchant from Frack Free Moriac and Lock the Gate about the 200-page inquiry report on fracking which a commission has put together for the Victorian government. Adam Majcher from ClimateWorks spoke at the Act on Climate Festival about Pathways to a Low Carbon Future. Rebecca Gilling from Planet Ark tells us about the '12 Do's' for Christmas. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour103

  • The Sustainable Hour no 102 - 3 December 2015
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    Interview with Rob Gell about rising temperatures. Speeches by Lisa Neville, Minister for Climate, professor David Karoly, University of Melbourne, and a short excerpt from a speech by American President Barack Obama in Paris. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour102

  • The Sustainable Hour no 101 - 25 November 2015
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    Mobilising for the world's biggest climate march ever. With Victoria McKenzie McHart, Australian Conservation Foundation's climate manager, David Spratt, coordinator of The People's Climate March in Melbourne, and Jack Nyhof, 14-year-old high school student, who spoke at the opening of the Act on Climate Festival in Geelong. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour101

  • The Sustainable Hour no 100 - part 2
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    100% powered on solar, the 100th Sustainable Hour is broadcasted live from the Act on Climate Festival on 21 November 2015. This is the second hour of two. Vicky Grosser, Nathalie Cowdell, Danielle Anawati, Peter Reeves, Tony Grgurevic, Peter Martin, Doug Mann, Heidi Fog, Dan Cowdell. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour100

  • The Sustainable Hour no 100 - part 1
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    100% powered on solar, the 100th Sustainable Hour is broadcasted live from the Act on Climate Festival at Steampacket Gardens on 21 November 2015. This is the first hour of two. We talk with Cr Andy Richards, Leo Renkin, Mary-Jane Walker, Michael Martinez, Jack Nyhof and Andrea Pape. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour100

  • The Sustainable Hour - 18 November 2015
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    An hour with Climate Reality Leader Sam Smith from Future Proofing Geelong, City of Greater Geelong. About council policy, Compact of Mayors and other good climate action news, #SmallChanges, Act on Climate Festival, People's Climate March, and more. Find more info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour99

  • The Sustainable Hour - 11 November 2015
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    The three headlines in the 98th Sustainable Hour on 11 November 2015 are: A You Yangs Protection Group is formed. Community-owned renewable energy gets a boost in Victoria. The Act on Climate Festival in Geelong. More information on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour98

  • The Sustainable Hour - 4 November 2015
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    "Don't look at the branches, look at the root. We are the root." - Climate Action Network Australia, Act on Climate Festival, Waves 2 Woods festival, #SmallChanges, the UN Summit, and more. More info and on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour97

  • The Sustainable Hour - 28 October 2015
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    In The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 28 October 2015, we talk with author Philip Sutton who calls not only for a complete decarbonisation, but for a draw-down of carbon from the atmosphere in order to restore the balance of greenhouse gases in the air to what it looked like in pre-industrial time. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour96

  • The Sustainable Hour - 21 October 2015
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    A Sustainable Hour about houses and why making them more sustainable is a win for everybody. It makes them more comfortable and saves you money. 24 October 2015 is Sustainable House Day in Geelong. www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour95

  • The Sustainable Hour - 14 October 2015
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    Inspired by the recent Volkswagen and Exxon scandals, we look at local examples of deception, manipulation and lies from the 'fossil mafia' which takes or have taken place in Victoria. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour94

  • The Sustainable Hour - 7 October 2015
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    Cultivating sustainability - through the stomach to the heart. Guests in the studio: Suzette Jackson, Innate Ecology, and Penny Whitehead, Extravaganza Geelong Wine & Food Fair. Pre-recorded speeches: Darren Aitken, Vortex Vegies, and Lauren Purser, Bellarine Community Health and The Food Systems Alliance. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour93

  • The Sustainable Hour - 30 September 2015
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    Interviews and speeches from the Renewable Energy Summit in Torquay, and the G21 summit in Torquay. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour92

  • The Sustainable Hour - 23 September 2015
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    This hour touches on cycling, wind energy, storage, food, Australia's new Prime Minister and his understanding of the climate crisis. Reports from a rally to declare Vicoria Gasfield Free on 20 September and a Renewable Energy Summit in Torquay on 21 September. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour91

  • The Sustainable Hour - 16 September 2015
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    Aussie kids to world leaders: 'Don't ruin our home'. Report from the Second Sustainability Party at Sydenham-Hillside Primary School. Interviews with Climate Guardian Angels who are taking kids' letters to Paris, and with Beyond Zero Emissions CEO Stephen Bygrave. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour90

  • The Sustainable Hour - 9 September 2015
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    The refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe gives us a sobering glimpse of what a less stable world looks like. We listen to excerpts from climate change speeches held during the week by Barack Obama and Naomi Klein, a comment from Tim Flannery, and an 'amazing coal' commercial by the Australian coal industry. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour89

  • The Sustainable Hour - 2 September 2015
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    Treating the planet as if it was the only one we've got. Robert Skehan from Plastic Bag Free Torquay and Karina Donkers from City of Greater Geelong Council's Youth Environment Group talk enviro week, plastic bag free towns, the eight million tonnes of plastic which are entering our oceans every year, and how we transition away from both plastic bags and fossil fuels. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour88

  • The Sustainable Hour - 26 August 2015
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    It is time to change the way we talk about renewables and emissions targets. First of all, we need to stop the confusing use of percentages in relation to a specific year. Instead, when we all express our results and targets in carbon-tonnes per capita per year, the figures suddenly become transparent and comparable. "It is all a bit of a scam," says our guest in The Sustainable Hour today, Alan Barlee, as we discuss the confusion which reigns whenever politicians talk about emissions and renewable energy targets. See more at: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour87

  • The Sustainable Hour - 19 August 2015
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    Good news from the roof tops: solar booms. Guest in the studio: Christian Pritchett from City to Surf Solar Plus. With us on phone from Sydney: Claire O'Rourke, Solar Citizens. Sustainability News Bulletin no 4 from our youth reporter Jack Nyhof.

  • The Sustainable Hour - 12 August 2015
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    On United Nations' International Youth Day, The Sustainable Hour gives voice to an intergenerational call for climate action. Grandparents for a Safe Earth's advice to the youth: get involved! Alan Barlee's advice to the elders: divest!

  • The Sustainable Hour - 5 August 2015
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    Rewriting 'The Australian Dream' with a shift of consciousness. Today we explore whether that journey to a more sustainable world which many of us would like to see our governments set out on, really must begin somewhere else: somewhere inside ourselves. Rev Peter Martin leads the way. We also talk with Shaun Monson, the director of the new film 'Unity' which premiers world-wide on 12 August. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour84

  • The Sustainable Hour - 29 July 2015
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    How Barwon Health is becoming a greener health service. Scott Randall and Bronwyn Aylmer explain how the organisation constantly works to improve its environmental performance. We also talk with Dr Harry Jennins from Healthy Futures and Marjan Minnesma from Urgenda. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour83

  • The Sustainable Hour - 22 July 2015
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    Spreading of Seed: action among young aboriginals who care about climate change. Seed is Australia's first Indigenous youth climate network and is part of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition which has 120,000 members. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour82

  • The Sustainable Hour - 15 July 2015
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    Three Australians' sustainability pilgrimages: Marybeth Gundrum walked a thousand kilometres to create awareness about the dangers of fracking, Steve Posselt is using his kayak to connect one climate catastrophe area with another, and Benjamin Henzgen cycled 14,000 kilometres around Australia in 61 days to promote climate change action. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour81

  • The Sustainable Hour - 8 July 2015
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    A radio podcast for politicians and decisionmakers in the Victorian parliament about the prospects of turning farmland into industrial gasfields. 1.3 million hectares of land in Victoria is threatened by onshore gas mining. The 80th Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse contains an 'audio submission' produced for the Victorian Premier Andrew Daniels, Minister for Energy Lily D'Ambrosia, their colleagues and staff, where Victorian experts explain why it is unhealthy, economically unwise and ethically immoral to turn Victorian farmland into industrial gasfields. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour80

  • The Sustainable Hour - 1 July 2015
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    The big news about climate and our health. A new global health report calls climate change a "health emergency". Citizens are taking legal action against their own governments' inaction on climate change because it is going to harm the nation. Audio excerpts from youtube videos: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, USA, Adam Bandt MP, The Australian Greens, and Ariane Wilkinson, Environmental Justice Australia. For more info, see: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour79

  • The Sustainable Hour - 24 June 2015
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    A breath of fresh air. Why is Pope Francis' teaching letter, the encyclical, so significant? Because it has brought the questions around climate change, coal mining and onshore gas mining into the moral's sphere of the total element of who we are as human beings, explains our guest in The 78th Sustainable Hour, Geelong St Mary's parish priest, Father Kevin Dillon. Also guest in The Sustainable radio studio is Cynthia Lyons, an anti-fracking activist from Freshwater Creek, and our youth reporter, Jack Nyhof, has a report from Geelong High School. - See more at: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour78

  • The Sustainable Hour - 17 June 2015
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    Join the community forum in Anglesea on 13 June 2015 and listen to excerpts of the speakers at the meeting: Professor Chris Ryan, Dr Nick Aberle, Kate Sullivan, Mayor Margot Smith, Sarah Henderson MP. The audio recordings were kindly provided by filmmaker Peter Yacono who is currently producing a documentary film, ?Our Power?, about communities in Surf Coast and LaTrobe Valley. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour77

  • The Sustainable Hour - 10 June 2015
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    An hour on 94.7 The Pulse about what's next after the successful campaign to have the coal-fired Anglesea power station and coal mine closed down - about community, wildlife, heathland and nature, disappearing species, disconnectedness and anger - as well as new engagement, exciting initiatives and historic changes in global climate change policy-making. With Andrew Laird, spokesperson for Surf Coast Air Acion, and Tom Meek, compost and recycling manager in Melbourne Zoo. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour76

  • The Sustainable Hour - 3 June 2015
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    We invited community planner Pat Onesta from Hawaii, who recently moved to the Surf Coast, to be our guest in the 75th Sustainable Hour for a talk about large scale renewable energy projects, energy efficiency, eliminating your waste and reducing your carbon footprint. In today's program we also visit one of the world?s first community-funded solar boat and carbon cycle projects in Denmark, while touching on the recent climate action momentum within religious groups such as the Catholics, and in the health sector. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour75

  • The Sustainable Hour - 27 May 2015
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    The grassroots' revolution: People power in progress. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour74

  • The Sustainable Hour - 20 May 2015
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    Speaking of community-owned renewable energy. On 15 April 2015, around 30 people met at South Barwon Community Centre to discuss the possibilities of starting up a community-owned renewable energy project in Geelong. Here are six excerpts from the meeting in shape of audio recordings. For further reading on the topic, see: http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour73

  • The Sustainable Hour - 13 May 2015
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    Forum about active transport and walkability in Geelong. What's happening with regard to public transport, cycling infrastructure and walking activities in the Geelong region? A forum with the title 'Active Transport: Past, Present & Future' was held on 22 April 2015 at Beav's Bar in Geelong to provide answers to this question. The tree key note speakers in the 72st Sustainable Hour on 13 May 2015 are: Councillor Andy Richards, City of Greater Geelong (About Active transport policy and funding). Paul Westcott, Public Transport Users Association Geelong (About Public transport). Ash Patten, President BikeSafe Geelong (About Cycling infrastructure and safety) - See more at: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour72

  • The Sustainable Hour - 6 May 2015
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    Resource-smart schools and the revelation of composting. Guest in the studio: Anthony Mangelsdorf, Project Manager, Barwon South West ResourceSmart Schools - www.resourcesmartschools.vic.gov.au - and Barwon Heads Sustainability Group. Pre-recorded interview with artist and curator Soeren Dahlgaard, www.artclimatechange.org - Youtube-clip with Elon Musk, ABC RN excerpt with American ex-NASA climate scientist James Hansen. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour71

  • The Sustainable Hour - 29 April 2015
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    Inspiring future environmental leaders: Kids Teaching Kids - a program that aims to inspire school students by connecting and challenging them with real world issues. This is our main topic in the 70th Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 29 April 2015. We talk with Program Manager Michelle Sanders from Kids Teaching Kids about it, and with Dan Cowdell, President of Geelong Sustainability, about a new Community Owned Renewable Energy project which is starting up. More at: http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour70

  • The Sustainable Hour - 22 April 2015
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    Cattle, carbon and the new breed of climatarians. Guest in the studio: Mark Perskin, Less Meat Less Heat. Pre-recorded interviews: Kip Anderson, director and co-producer of 'Cowspiracy', and Philip Wollen, former vice-president of Citibank. Is it true or false that grass-fed cattle are such a burden on the Earth? More information on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour69

  • The Sustainable Hour - 15 April 2015
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    24,000 Australian teachers have signed up to Cool Australia, a non-profit website that provides inspirational material to schools and caters the students' thirst for knowledge about being clean, efficient and smart. In the 68th Sustainable Hour, Jason Kimberley who started Cool Australia eight years ago shares his insights with us. The hour also contains audio clips about the new book 'Demystifying Sustainability' and the American movement TheNextSystem.org. More information on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour68

  • The Sustainable Hour - 8 April 2015
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    Questions about ecology, technology, limits and choices. On 8 April 2015, we move into unchartered waters asking questions about the choices we make in our daily lives. How do we live responsibly in a technological age? How do we make the best choices? Guests: Phil Baulch, New Earth Systems, and Jack Nyhof, founder of Earth People Animals. Audio clips: Earth Hour highlights and Shots of Awe - More info: http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour67

  • The Sustainable Hour - 1 April 2015
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    An hour around The People's Solar and 'green teams' from two schools in Geelong with Alex Houlston from Energy for the People, Aaron Lewtas from Surf Coast Energy Group, Alex Aidt from the Green Team of South Geelong Primary School, Jack Nyhof from the Green Team of Geelong High School, Principal Ms Leanne Dowling, South Geelong High School, and Vice-Chancellor Peter Hoj, University of Queensland. - More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour66

  • The Sustainable Hour - 25 March 2015
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  • The Sustainable Hour - 18 March 2015
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    Today, we are talking about climate change and sea level rise in The Sustainable Hour, and we take a look at the debate which has been going on for more than a year in the Letters to the Editor section of Geelong Independent about whether climate change and sea level rise is myth or reality. In particular, Alan Barron and Ray Black have been arguing back and forth on the topic. Today, we have invited them to visit us in the Sustainable Hour. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour64

  • The Sustainable Hour - 11 March 2015
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    Live well and have fun with sustainability. In the 63th Sustainable Hour we learn that the core of sustainability is just as much about connecting with your local community, having fun and living well as it is about protecting the environment and caring about our carbon pollution. Guest in the studio: Trish Clayton from Barwon Heads Festival of the Sea 2015 - www.festivalofthesea.org.au. Live phone interview: Dr Rob Salter from Live Well Yarra - www.livewell.net.au. Prerecorded segment: Costa Georgiadis from ABC's Gardening Australia speaks at the Green Carpet Awards at Geelong Performing Arts Centre (8 minute excerpt). More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour63

  • The Sustainable Hour - 4 March 2015
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    Show no 62: The benefits of building a sustainable home. Guests in the studio: Glen Rodgers, Architect Director, Zero C Architects, and Andrew Conte, Director, Mekari Constructions. Excerpt from speeches in front of Sarah Henderson MP's office in Waurn Ponds by Aaron Lewtas and Heinz Dahls Excerpt from the Future Proofing Geelong Green Carpet Awards: Best business partner: GPAC. Best community project: Heidi Fog. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour62

  • The Sustainable Hour - 25 February 2015
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    The 61st edition of The Sustainable Hour is about the Sustainable Living Festival. Dave Kerin gives us an update about the launch of the first Earthworker factory and their plans for starting one in Geelong as well, and we have a chat with the Leopold Men's Shed at GPAC. Jeremy Rifkin, advisor to the European Union for more than a decade and author of the bestseller 'The Third Industrial Revolution' talks about his vision for the European Union, and investment advicer Bob Massie, president of The New Economy Coalition and initiator of The Investor Network on Climate Risk, talks about the recent success of the divestment movement. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour61

  • The Sustainable Hour - 18 February 2015
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    Meet Sustainable Living Festival Geelong organiser Vicki Perrett from Geelong Sustainability, Eileen Sims from Raw Ambition, and Heinz Dahl from Enviro Create for an hour around local events and initiatives in the field of smarter, cheaper, cleaner and greener living. More info on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour60

  • The Sustainable Hour - 11 February 2015
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    In the 59th Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 11 February 2015 we look at how we can catalyse action to reduce carbon emissions in Victoria's western region. Our guest in the studio, Fran MacDonald from the Western Alliance for Greenhouse Action (WAGA), explains about 'Low Carbon West' - the greenhouse strategy for our region - and about what it means for Geelong. Low Carbon West is a plan for the transition to a low carbon economy in the western region. It was officially launched on 25 November 2014. Fran MacDonald is responsible for the initiative.

  • The Sustainable Hour - 4 February 2015
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    What happiness and equality has to do with sustainability. Read more information about the topic and about the program on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour58

  • The Sustainable Hour - 28 January 2015
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    Tina Perfrement from Future Proofing Geelong was the first guest in the program when we started broadcasting it back in 2013. She's back - 56 radio shows later - to give us an overview of what has happened since last, and what we can expect from Geelong Council in 2015. We also talk about Live Earth, and play music with Pharrell Williams, Katie Costello and Luke OShea.

  • The Sustainable Hour - 17 December 2014
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    Learn from each other's solutions. The 56th Sustainable Hour is our last in 2014. Guest in the studio: Sam Smith, Future Proofing Geelong, Sustainable Living Festival. Live phone interviews: Josh Creaser, Canberra spokesperson, 350.org, and Arron Wood, councillor in Melbourne City Council, chair of the Environment portfolio. Board member of Sustainability Victoria. Excerpts of presentations by Steve Sawyer, CEO, Global Wind Energy Council, Jeremy Leggett, SolarCentury chair, European Photovoltaic Industry Association, and Scott Ludlam, Australian politician, The Greens' senator for Western Australia. - See more at: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour56

  • The Sustainable Hour - 10 December 2014
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    Passion for sustainability in the community. In the 55th Sustainable Hour we talk with Andrea Pape from The Give Grid about sustainability in the community service sector, and with Sustainability Officer Tim Mordaunt from Geelong Council about the new Greenhouse Gas Strategy review. You can also listen to an excerpt of Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons' speech about sustainable tourism. More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour55

  • The Sustainable Hour - 3 December 2014
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    Guest in the studio: Heinz Dahl, managing director, NexTgen Wind. Pre-recorded interview: Per Bernard, co-founding member of Hepburn Wind. Read more on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour54

  • The Sustainable Hour - 26 November 2014
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    In The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 26 November 2012 we have a guest from New South Wales: professor and energy expert Mark Diesendorf, author of the book 'Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change'. Mark Diesendorf is one of Australia's leading sustainable energy analysts, Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. More info, videos and links on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour53

  • The Sustainable Hour - 19 November 2014
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    In the Sustainable Hour studio: Christine Couzens, Labor candidate for Geelong - Doug Mann, independent candidate for Geelong - Sarah Hathway, Socialist Alliance candidate for Geelong - Heinz Dahl, managing director of NexTgen Wind --- Liberal candidate Paula Kontelj and Australian Country Alliance candidate Tony Leen were invited as well, but did not reply our invitation or our questionnaire --- On the phone: Bruce Lindsay, The Greens candidate for Geelong --- Pre-recorded audio interviews with: Lisa Ashdowne, The Greens candidate for South Barwon - Geoff Carr, director of Ecology Australia - Professor Mark Diesendorf, renewable energy analyst --- Speech excerpt: Peter Bakker, president of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

  • The Sustainable Hour - 12 November 2014
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    State Election special - Clean Energy Week in Geelong - G20 meeting and how the world sees Australia. More info on http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour51

  • The Sustainable Hour - 5 November 2014
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    Change will come from the ground up. On 29 November 2014, residents in Victoria will be voting on who should be their leaders in government. In this and the following Sustainable Hours, we look into what this means. Today we talk with two artists about the topic: Colin Mockett who is an actor and entertainer, and Jane Kempe who is a painter and a cartoonist. "The mainstream candidates are much too busy standing behind their leaders and having the photograph taken, or standing on street corners and giving away things, and having their photograph taken, and they aren't concerned with what I want them to be concerned with, of which the environment is front and centre. I am concerned that the environment is being largely ignored by the mainstream candidates. Instead of just all the feelgood-stuff that they have been saying, if we can get them to address the issue, we have at least done something," says Colin Mockett. He challenged two candidates in his electorate over Facebook. As Number One, he wrote, he would like to see the Anglesea power station shut down, and the anti-wind farm laws repealed. He got a reaction from both candidates. "Change will come...

  • The Sustainable Hour - 29 October 2014
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    Climate morals, psychology and engagement. Scientists are telling us that the cost of inaction on climate change keeps rising every day we continue business as usual. To change this dangerous situation, we need to first understand the psychological mechanisms that make so many people shut off entirely from the whole discussion. To help us with this, we have a social psychology researcher, Dr Andrea Bunting, with us in the 49th Sustainable Hour. She is Honorary Research Fellow at Latrobe University, School of Psychological Sciences and explains about her research in the psychology behind moral attitudes to climate change. Andrea Bunting is saying: Let's speak about climate change! More about this, and about the booklet with the same title, below on this page. We have two special reasons to celebrate in The Sustainable Hour today. First of all, this is 'Day One' in a new and greener City of Greater Geelong council. A council which now has a policy and a strategy on how to manage some of the biggest challenges we are faced with today - climate change being one of them. The 'Environment Management Strategy' was finally approved in Council on 28 October 2014, after having been two years...

  • The Sustainable Hour - 22 October 2014
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    "There is only one train, and that is the green train. If you are not on that train, you will be left behind on the platform," said Lars Aagard, CEO of the Danish Energy Association recently. The 48th Sustainable Hour on 22 October 2014 on 94.7 The Pulse is about things we can do to save money while at the same time taking personal action on climate change. We introduce you to Heidi Fog from Balanced Sustainability who is an expert in energy audits and who consults families, kindergartens and schools to help them save money and reduce carbon emissions. We ask her for some concrete advice on how we take action on climate change and reduce our carbon footprint. We also talk with Graeme Stockton from Surf Coast Energy Group who is the organiser of the forum 'Growth! Is Bigger Better' and who has assembled a prestigious line-up of guest speakers to talk about the big issues of the 21st century - in Torquay on 16 November 2014. And we talk with one of the Pacific Warriors, Mika, who have been spearheading a busy week of climate campaigning in Australia.

  • The Sustainable Hour - 15 October 2014
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    In the 47th Sustainable Hour on 15 October 2014, we report from the meeting on 14 October where Geelong Council unanimously voted to call for a permanent ban on fracking. Our guests in the studio are Mary Constance Black, artist, and Jackray Black, who is a former sustainability teacher at Centre for Sustainable Innovation at The Gordon in Geelong and a busy letter- and opinion-piece writer. More info, links and videos on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour47

  • The Sustainable Hour - 8 October 2014
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    How can we effectively reduce our fossil fuel emissions to zero? Will we have to wait for federal politicians and negotiations in the United Nations before we can begin the transistion away from burning coal, gas and oil? Not at all! Many cities, councils, municipalities, shires and boroughs have already started that journey. The first step is to write a strategy, allocate funds, formulate the goals, and then start working on how to get there. The Borough of Queenscliffe has already done this. And neighbouring City of Greater Geelong Council is in the process of doing it. In the 46th Sustainable Hour on 8 October 2014 we talk with Queenscliff mayor Helene Cameron about their carbon strategy to learn what it takes to become 'carbon neutral', and we talk with Dr Quentin Farmar-Bowers, a retired researcher from Deakin University, about carbon sequestration and what we are to make of this new technology.

  • The Sustainable Hour - 1 October 2014
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    The 45th Sustainable Hour on 1 October 2014 reports from the UN Climate Summit in New York on 23 September 2014 and from the Gasrush Information Night in Geelong on 18 September 2014. One of three speakers at the Gasrush meeting was Ben Courtice from Friends of the Earth and Beyond Zero Emissions. We listen to his speech in full length [14:18 min], and also talk with John Miro who documented the debate for Pulse TV. Speeches from the UN Climate Summit in New York by Leonardo DiCaprio, actor [3:29], Barack Obama, President of the United States [1:15]. More info, videos and links on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour45

  • The Sustainable Hour - 24 September 2014
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    The 44th Sustainable Hour on 24 September 2014 reports from two meetings held in Geelong. An information evening about fracking - and the People's Climate March at the Waterfront in Geelong. Guest in the studio: Chris Johnson, 'fractivist' and member of Geelong Sustainability. Speeches by Srechko Kontelj, City of Greater Geelong Councillor; Richard Di Natale, Senator, The Greens; Ben Courtice, Friends of the Earth and Beyond Zero Emissions; Leigh Adamson, local resident; Dan Cowdell, GetUp organiser - More information on www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour44

  • The Sustainable Hour - 17 September 2014
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    Sunday 14 September 2014, a minor political miracle was completely ignored by mainstream media. It took place in Moriac, a small countryside town of 800 residents, some 15-20 minutes drive from Geelong, where politicians from all major parties at federal, state and local level assisted the citizens of four small towns to declare themselves 'gasfield free'. In the 43rd Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse we learn that while the Victorian government pulls strings behind the scenes to protect the gas industry, that the so-called 'scientific studies' which it refers to, for instance when claiming the fugitive emissions or water contamination is not a problem, have been compromised. Hear Alan Roberts explain why the gas mining industry can be trusted when it claims that unconventional gas is cleaner that coal. Even CSIRO, a well-respected scientific Australian organisation, is compromised and can't be trusted, according to Alan Roberts. As a lead-up to a public information meeting about onshore gas exploration which is held in Geelong on 18 September 2014 (more info about that on www.climatesafety.info/gasrush), we also take a deeper look at whether the toxic chemicals which the onshore gas industry uses to extract the gas really can be 'Generally Recognized As...

  • The Sustainable Hour - 10 September 2014
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    Aspirational hands on the sustainable deck: Today with speak with Colin Mockett who will open the doors of his very sustainable and economical house on Sustainable House Day on Sunday 14 September 2014, and with Greg Jones, director of Bongo Transit in Point Lonsdale, who wants to put electric taxis and electric tourist vehicles in the streets of Geelong ? and who will be exhibition his Bongos at the Smarter Living Expo at Geelong Performing Arts Centre on Saturday 13 September 2014. We also talk about the public information meeting about onshore gas exploration which is held in Geelong on 18 September 2014. More info about that on www.climatesafety.info/gasrush

  • The Sustainable Hour - 3 September 2014
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    A state election is approaching in Victoria in November. Will we hear any of the candidates talk about sustainability, onshore gas exploration, or climate change policy in their debate at public election meetings and in the media? A new initiative is going to work hard to make sure that in City of Greater Geelong, you must likely will! The grassroots movement GetUp, which has a membership list of 677,500 Australians, recently started a 'Vote Clean' campaign in Geelong, and on 3 September 2014 three members of the team visited the Sustainable Studio on 94.7 The Pulse. They are mobilising hundreds of volunteers to have thousands of conversations about clean energy and climate change policy in Geelong region in the next three months.

  • The Sustainable Hour - 20 August 2014
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    In the sustainable studio on 94.7 The Pulse on 20 August 2014 we have Leigh Ewbank with us from Friends of the Earth. He has come from Melbourne to talk with us and our listeners about the projects and activities which Friends of the Earth are rolling out in Geelong. Most of them are focused around the Victorian state election which will take place on 29 November. We also talk with investment expert Tim Buckley about the current coal and gas industry economy - and about why he thinks the Anglesea coal power station would already be considered a stranded asset if it wasn't for the fact that it is being protected by Australian government policy. --- Geelongians, get involved: host a kitchen table conversion: www.yes2renewables.org/2014/08/06/kitchen_table_conversation_info

  • The Sustainable Hour - 13 August 2014
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    Anglesea calling: Stop the coal pollution. The huge turnout at the 'Shut It Down' rally and march on 10 August 2014 signaled the end of Anglesea coal social licence, which a group of children literally shredded to pieces during the event. In the 38th Sustainable Hour we play audio-excerpts of four of the anti-coal speakers: Leigh Ewbank, Dr Jacinta Morahan, Andrew Laird and Rob Gell, and follow their statements up with a live phone interview with coal investment expert Tim Buckley, Director of Energy Finance Studies, EEFA. For more information, go to: http://climatesafety.info/?p=8738

  • The Sustainable Hour - 6 August 2014
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    When governments protect and promote the coal and gas industries at a time when the entire world is talking about that coal and gas urgently need to be phased out due to the climatic complications caused by the burning of it, who then will protect the people? Who will protect and promote its health, jobs and future prosperity? Whose responsibility is it to protect our drinking water and clean air, our renewable energy sector and to create strong action on climate change if not the government's? The answer was suggested by Drew Hutton from Lock the Gate Alliance: "When our leaders fail us, then ordinary people have got to become heroes." This is really what is happening in this the 37th Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse: meet two men who are neither ordinary nor heroes, but who are deeply concerned about the gas and coal issues respectively, and who would never have predicted just two years ago that one day they would be talking in a radio show about such topics as this. And now just listen how well they are doing it!

  • The Sustainable Hour - 30 July 2014
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    Audio-postcard from the future of fracking. 1.3 million hectares of land in Victoria is threatened by unvoncentional gas mining. Surf Coast, the Otways... even areas right up to the city of Geelong are at risk of being turned into industrial gasfields. Geelong Council resolved at their meeting on Tuesday 22 July 2014 to commence a 30 day process to educate Council on the issue of 'fracking'. Council will be seeking advise from relevant State government departments and agencies as well as experts in various fields. Council will also review any information provided by community groups and individuals. The 36th Sustainable Hour contains an 'audio-postcard' produced for the councillors who are seeking education on this issue. We hope they will listen. --- For photos, lots of links, music videos, online listening or download of excerpts, and more information, go to: http://climatesafety.info/?p=8392

  • The Sustainable Hour - 23 July 2014
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    The rise of community energy. People in Geelong have embraced solar power on their rooftops. The next step is to take that success and enthusiasm to move into big community renewable projects that create local manufacturing jobs. Meet someone who is doing just that: scrap metal recycler Andrew Thaler http://climatesafety.info/?p=8356

  • The Sustainable Hour - 16 July 2014
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    60,000 steps towards the City of Trees. In Australia, the National Tree Planting Day is coming up, and in the 34th Sustainable Hour, we take this as an opportunity to 'go green' and talk in-depth about both practical and visionary aspects of tree planting. As part of the Greenway Project, Geelong Council will plant over 60,000 trees and shrubs over the next five years. Guests in the studio: Meg Caffin, urban forester, and Alan Dawson, tree maintenance officer, City of Greater Geelong

  • The Sustainable Hour - 9 July 2014
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    Pathways to safe climate restoration. Welcome to the 33rd Sustainable Hour on a wet and windy day in July - which is not going to keep us from talking about the sun - about solar energy and solutions to climate change problem. Today we are going to be talking honestly and seriously about this problem. And we should apologise in advance: The Sustainable Hour is going to get inconvenient today. Because we need to talk about what will be able to cause that breakthrough which can put us on a pathway back to a safe climate - a topic which was discussed in-depth at a conference in Melbourne on 21-22 June 2014. And not the absurd way climate change and carbon tax is currently being debated in the Australian senate. Politicians, CEOs and a high percentage of citizens try to turn science into a system of belief because it would be so convenient for their businesses if climate change wasn't really occuring. But they are fooling themselves. It is happening. We have prepared three short audio excerpts from the conference for you which highlight the urgent need to respond to the climate crisis, and we discuss the possibilities of restoring a safe climate....

  • The Sustainable Hour - 2 July 2014
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    The renewable revolution is rolling. Whether the Australian government likes it or not. Across the world, clean energy is booming, now producing more than 20 percent of the world's electricity needs. And the clean energy is cheaper than polluting fossil fuels in many countries - including Australia. The federal government wants to reduce the country's Renewable Energy Target while it keeps subsidising the fossil fuel industry with over $10 billion dollars every year, and in Victoria, the state government has put various regulations in place to protect its allies in the coal and gas industry with anti-wind farm laws and investing in coal and gas projects rather than in renewables. The logic response to this kind of climate inaction among our elected leaders is energy action at community level. Citizens are saying "When politicians won't protect our climate, then we must do it ourselves." And then they begin to figure out what it takes to start community-owned co-ops that run solar and wind farms to the benefit both for people and climate. In The Sustainable Hour today, you will meet some of these people. They met at a congress in Canberra recently, and we bring a first-hand report from the event. Citizens are also...

  • The Sustainable Hour - 25 June 2014
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    Speaking of sustainability in schools. "Let's make sustainability fun!". "It's got to be about action!" These were two of the numerous suggestions by four speakers who gave inspriring presentations at the event 'Sustainability in schools - preparing the next generation' in Geelong on 28 May 2014. Speakers: Thea Nicholas, Cool Australia Anthony Mangelsdorf, Project Manager, Barwon South West ResourceSmart Schools Dave Campbell, teacher, Sacred Heart Secondary College David Pace, teacher, Torquay Primary School

  • The Sustainable Hour - 18 June 2014
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    Renew Geelong Picnic 2014: On 27 April 2014, 94.7 The Pulse broadcasted live - powered by a biogas generator - from the Renew Geelong Picnic 2014 in Geelong's Eastern Park where over 150 citizens gathered to celebrate Earth Day and its Green Cities theme of this year. In the 30th edition of The Sustainable Hour on 18 June we look back at the event and rebroadcast excerpts from the day.

  • The Sustainable Hour - 11 June 2014
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    Climate change can be linked to increase in Australia's suicide rates, a study shows. In this the 29th edition of The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse, we talk about what a city's councillors could and should be doing in order to ensure that its teenagers don't lose hope on climate change. Number one: allocate funds in the budget that enable the council as well as the community to take action and invest in the kind of solution-building that generates optimism and a feeling of community empowerment. Placing responsibility for the mess that the current political inaction is creating, which, when it comes to climate change, seems to only get more and more absurd as time goes by - isn't this a matter of the law rather than just activism and letter-writing? Should these people and companies who are responsible for the climate damage, victims and suicides be taken to court? Will there come a day when this could actually happen? We talk with a lawyer about that: Ariane Wilkinson. She works for Environmental Justice Australia, a citizen-funded, not-for-profit, public interest legal practice, using the law to protect and restore Australia's environment. Ariane Wilkinson attended a public forum on unconventional gas mining and 'fracking'...

  • The Sustainable Hour - 4 June 2014
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    Redefining the meaning of the word 'waste'. Instead of fighting over the expansion of landfill sites, it is time to start a much more interesting conversation about how we create a world without landfills. In The Sustainable Hour on 4 July 2014 on 94.7 The Pulse we talk about how we can build our own houses from recycled materials and about how our waste can be used productively as a resource rather than something to hide in the ground. Guests in the studio: Rachel Goldlust, Earthship Australia, and Erwin Boermans, energy specialist, Comfort ID. Live phone interview: David Holmgren, environmental designer, ecological educator and writer - one of the co-founders of the permaculture movement Audio clip: Jeffrey Sachs, economist and professor.

  • The Sustainable Hour - 28 May 2014
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    Climate change, media and money. While Lismore City Council aims to go 100 per cent renewables in ten years, the City of Greater Geelong Council has approved a draft budget with sustainability initiatives receiving little or no funding. "We need to have a mature discussion about what is happening to our environment," wrote Michael Martinez in an opinion piece in Geelong Advertiser, and that is the starting point for our discussion about climate change in The Sustainable Hour on 28 May 2014.

  • The Sustainable Hour - 21 May 2014
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    How to dance with the elephant in the room | This was the week where the word 'unstopable' melting of ice was introduced and sunk in - the fact that the ice at West Antarctica is melting faster than anyone had realised - and it is already around 20 years too late to do anything about this. Unless we really begin to understand the seriousness of this planetary emergency and not only stop burning fossil fuels entirely, but also extract so much carbon out of the atmosphere that we get back to 1970-levels. Why is climate action not a mass movement? Will we ever again have a clean conscience when we talk with our children in the decades to come? We talk with the president of Geelong Sustainability Group, Dave Campbell, about these urgent questions which a group of young, local citizens from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition raised to federal MP Sarah Henderson on 20 May 2014. In The Sustainable Hour on 21 May 2014, we also talk about two great, local projects: the Greenways Project of planting 60,000 trees - and the Connecting to Country Aboriginal Arts Festival. Guest in the studio: Dave Campbell, Geelong Sustainability Group [7:36-23:20] Phone interview: Katja Nedoluha, Connecting to...

  • The Sustainable Hour - 14 May 2014
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    Show no 25: Climate crunch time on Budget Day. In Geelong, the annual budget was approved at a city council meeting on 13 April 2014. The new budget means cuts to the council's sustainability initiative, Future Proofing Geelong. The federal government released the budget for the nation as a whole on the same day. The national budget outlines a much longer list of climate safety-related energy reduction and renewable energy schemes and initiatives which now will be not only cut but stopped. Guests: * Lisa Gleeson, Red Cinema * Mike Lawrence, CEO, Greenline Engineering "What has happened to Australia's climate and energy policies the last 24 hours is a significant thing that people should be aware of. Approximately 15 billion dollars that would have been harvested through the current climate policy with a cost on pollution, a cost on carbon, will be lost to the budget. And if you extend that through to 2020, then that looks like 20 billion dollars which has come out of the budget. And yet there is a direct action program which is paying people to continue to pollute. It is just farcical," said Mike Lawrence, CEO, Greenline Engineering in this edition of The Sustainable Hour,...

  • The Sustainable Hour - 7 May 2014
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    Green sustainability is the ultimate blue. "Sustainability is actually an extreme right wing philosophy," explains our guest in The Sustainable Hour on 7 May 2014: Tim Adams. Tim Adams is the principal of F2 Design. He is also the Immediate Past President of the Building Designers' Association of Victoria, the creator of the BDAV's '10 Star Challenge', and a Member of the Alternative Technology Association. His home is acknowledged as 'The House With No Bills'. » For (much more!) information, photos, related links, music videos, and so on, go to: http://climatesafety.info/?p=7245

  • The Sustainable Hour - 30 April 2014
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    Why we go off the grid and grow edibles In The Sustainable Hour on 30 April 2014 we seek to understand the arguments in the power games which currently are taking place between the citizens and the regulators. To stand up for what is right you must first understand what is wrong. For instance, when you look at your electricity bill - which you may have noticed has doubled in just the last couple of years - do you understand exactly why it is that it has increased so much? It is worth making yourself familiar with this, because apparently what has happened is that we, the consumers, are being ripped off. Tony Abbott blamed the Carbon Tax and won an election. Now he wants us to believe it is because of the Renewable Energy Target. The truth, according to a new report from Schneider Electric and a recent ABC radio documentary, is that we are charged billions of dollars for unnecessary infrastructure, wires and poles, while the companies that manufacture and set them up happily have shoveled in our money. "In a very positive way you need to make yourself aware of what the solution is, and then get on with...

  • The Sustainable Hour - 23 April 2014
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    We are both the problem and the solution. In this Earth Day Special, The Sustainable Hour explores what our relationship with the natural world means, what we can learn from looking at old civilisations that collapsed, and from traditional, indigenous people. How moving from the 'take, make and waste' mentality to a 'borrow, use and return' principle along with conscious action that sustains life on Earth will help us rise to the challenge of transitioning away from burning fossil fuels and over to using non-polluting, renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and hydro. The annual Anzac day is coming up in Australia, and local media is full of writing and talk about the ceremonies on 25 April which will commemorate those who fought or are fighting in wars. No one is mentioning the "energy war" that is taking place in our societies at the moment - a citizen-powered battle against a combination of ignorance, prejudice and vested interests which, according to the climate scientists of the United Nations, threatens our civilisation at its foundation. "This is London calling!" announced the speaker on the AM airwaves coordinating the underground resistance movement in Europe in the 1940s. What we are calling for...

  • The Sustainable Hour - 16 April 2014
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    On 16 April 2014, The Sustainable Hour heads off for a seminar on unconventional gas mining to hear what the experts have to say about this controversial topic also known as 'fracking'. The seminar 'Unconventional gas extraction and the social, economic and environmental impacts' took place at Melbourne University on 26 March 2014 and was transmitted via video conference to 11 different locations in Victoria - one of them Deakin University in Geelong. We listen to excerpts of the presentations by Dr Jeremy Moss from from the Social Justice Initiative at Melbourne University who is co-author of the report 'Is fracking good for your health' and by Glen Martin who spoke over skype from Queensland. He is a lawyer and works in Toowoomba with landholders in South East Queensland who feel invaded by the gas mining industry. We also hear a range of questions asked from the 11 different locations, answered by the panel which also featured professor Samantha Hepburn from School of Law at Deakin University, and Felicity Millner from the Environment Defenders Office. > For photos, lots of links, music videos, online listening or download of excerpts, and more information, go to: http://climatesafety.info/?p=6965

  • The Sustainable Hour - 9 April 2014
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    Change. Clean energy. Commitment. Community. Movement of the C's Science confronts us with a question dominated by the letter C: Can we curb carbon emissions with clean energy in time to combat catastrophic climate change? The answer not only blows in the wind but is also full of compelling c's, because change now comes from communities and citizens who collaborate and commit themselves to finding clever solutions and create clean energy co-ops. In the The Sustainable Hour on 9 April 2014 you can meet one of the change-makers in the forefront of a city's sustainability movement - a young citizen of Geelong, Daniel Cowdell, 33, who made up his mind to become an activist and start working with Geelong Sustainability Group. Together with Friends of the Earth, Daniel Cowdell and Geelong Sustainability Group launches an eight-month campaign to put climate and clean energy on the state election agenda, asking: what does the climate change challenge which science present to us mean for Geelong and its citizens? What if we saw the challenge of curbing carbon emissions as an opportunity for creating new jobs developing and manufacturing cleantech technology and energy efficiency? Margaret Rasa from Mount Alexander Sustainability Group highlights another example of...

  • The Sustainable Hour - 2 April 2014
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    Responding to climate change: introducing the 'nanooks' of Geelong Okay. So the news is out. "Climate change - it's here". Front cover headlines. "UN: Climate change threatens billions of people". For a day, the release of the latest UN-report gave climate change a comeback on the front pages of many national newspapers around the world, the Age included. So how are we supposed to respond to this? In Geelong, a group of 10 young artists light up a projection-based show about climage change, a 45-minute performance about the polar bear Nanook who sets out to find out why the ice is melting, and what he can do about it. In The Sustainable Hour you are going to meet the creator of the show, Trevor Maitland. "The performance allows us to recognise we have a responsibility in our communities. And we can all become little Nanooks," says Trevor Maitland. Today in the studio at 94.7 The Pulse, we talk with two of our local 'nanooks': electrical engineer Tim Clark, and Caroline Hawkins who is an anti-coal activist in Surf Coast Air Action. They share their thoughts on how we deal with the climate change issues, the choices we have and the changes we need to make. Tim Clark...

  • The Sustainable Hour - 26 March 2014
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    Community-owned solar. While over a million Australian house-owners have placed solar panels on their roof, only very few renewable energy projects have been launched where shareholders collectively invest in for instance a wind farm or a larger solar power plant. Around 40 communities in Australia are currently looking into the option of starting a renewables co-op. We talk with Aaron Lewtas, president of Surf Coast Energy Group, about an initiative of this nature which is on its way in Torquay, and we talk with Vivienne Burke from Geelong Sustainability Group about the monthly Green Drinks event and the One Planet Living principles which were on the agenda in the afternoon of 26 March 2014. Guests in the studio: Aaron Lewtas, Surf Coast Energy Group Vivienne Burke, Geelong Sustainability Group Prerecorded interview: Pascal Mittermaier, LendLease, London

  • The Sustainable Hour - 19 March 2014
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    From doom to joy. [Warning: this podcast contains language which could be experienced as offending.] The Sustainable Hour on 19 March 2014 looks into our choice between free and clean energy along with a safer climate on one hand, and expensive, polluting burning of carbon combined with catastrophic climate-doom with economic collapse on the other. The choice would seem like a no-brainer. Even so, something is holding our elected leaders back when it comes to kick-starting the necessary transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and hydro-power. That "something" is not just conservatism or doubt. It is a - in the dual meaning of the word - "powerful" group of stake holders who refuse to let go of their source of immense profits. However, with climate scientists' "official prophecy of doom" - as a headline in The Independent stated: "Official prophecy of doom: Global warming will cause widespread conflict, displace millions of people and devastate the global economy" - it really doesn't seem like we have much a choice. And to that end there is another much more fun and optimistic story to be told - the story which is about all the exciting possibilities that follows...

  • The Sustainable Hour - 12 March 2014
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    Renew Geelong with 'invisible force' of optimism - for a start by creating a new narrative around how we deal with the employment crisis that Geelong is currently experiencing. In Chinese writing, the word 'Crisis' is made up of two signs - one for 'danger' and one for 'opportunity'. In The Sustainable Hour on 12 March 2014 we talk about opportunities.

  • The Sustainable Hour - 5 March 2014
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    What is it with solar? The sky over Geelong is covered with dark clouds, but in the radio studio at 94.7 The Pulse during this hour it is going to be sunny - talking solar power, megawatts and feed-in tarifs up and down the walls. Because: What is it with solar and harnessing the sun, really? What's the costs? Is it expensive? Is it worth the investment? Is it already too late to get in? Is it better than wind turbines? Christian Pritchett from City to Surf Solar Plus, Doug Rolfe from the Alternative Technology Association, and Goshen Watts from Transition South Barwon deliver some answers.

  • The Sustainable Hour - 26 February 2014
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    Energy democracy. On 26 February 2013, The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse was all about community-powered energy and the shift from using coal and gas to solar and wind. We live in a democracy. But... how democratic are our energy structures? Do we have any real choices ? or are we living in an energy dictatorship? Some people say 'Yes we are!' and want to revolt against that regime, because that energy we are being provided with from central power plants is generated by burning fossil fuels. As scientists keep warning us that this ongoing pollution of the atmosphere changes our climate and threatens the future of children and grandchildren in dramatic ways, and since governments currently aren't willing to create that change, communities are stepping in and doing it themselves. Kirsten Hasberg brings examples of this from Germany. The future of energy is to harness sunbeams, wind blowing and river-water on the move. On 21 February 2014, The Sustainable Hour made an expedition to Melbourne to witness the world premiere of a film with exactly that title: 'The Future of Energy'. For photos, links, music videos, online listening or download of excerpts, and more information, go to: http://climatesafety.info/?p=6466

  • The Sustainable Hour - 19 February 2014
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    The role of arts and icons in times of crisis. On 19 February 2013, The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse looked into what the role of arts and icons could in times of crisis - the climate change crisis as well as the employment crisis which Geelong's residents are experiencing at the moment, with one major workplace after the other announcing that it will be closing down, throwing thousands of citizens into unemployment. Today we talked with two musicians, a film director, a leader of the Earthworker initiative, and the lawyer who wishes to see Geelong power itself up with a crowdfunded Sea Dragon. Photos and more info on: http://climatesafety.info/?p=6405

  • The Sustainable Hour - 12 Febuary 2014
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    Guest: Phil Baulch from New Earth Systems uses solar power to bring fresh warm - or cold - air into the house. He explains about the benefits of that. Anna Boddenberg explains about the production of the Australian documentary film 'Mining the Truth', and lawyer Andrew Senia, who initiated the competion 'Icon for Geelong', demonstrates the winner, the windpowered Sea Dragon.

  • The Sustainable Hour - 5 Febuary 2014
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    Energy, people and power. The Sustainable Hour embarks on an 'Eco-Energy Quest' together with Surf Coast councillor Eve Fisher who just returned from a study tour which took her to the United States, Canada, Germany and Denmark to look at options for community renewable energy generation. She met with leaders of a people-powered energy reform, and in Colorado she saw the consequences of fracking.

  • The Sustainable Hour - 29 January 2014
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    Connecting the sustainable community. On 29 January 2014, The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse had three guests in the radio studio to give the listeners the lastest news about various sustainable community initiatives in Geelong region: Goshen Watts, Transition South Barwon (0:00-12:00), Leo Renkin, 94.7 The Pulse (16:00-28:00), and Suzette Jackson, Innate Ecology (32:00-45:00) They talked about Transition groups, the Sustainability Expo 'Discover Solutions', contemplations over installation of solar on the roof, the Sustainable Living Festival Geelong and its Sustainable Business Forum, Sustainable Food and Farm Entrepeneurs Forum, Sustainable House Forum, Edible Gardens Expo, and more.

  • The Sustainable Hour - 22 January 2014
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    Rodney Thomas, Manager of City of Greater Geelong's Environment & Waste Services, was guest in The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 22 January 2014. We also took a look at the coming Sustainable Living Festival and events organised by the new FrackFreeGeelong.org group

  • The Sustainable Hour - 18 December 2013
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    Headlines: Local food, clean water and green Christmas. Report from a public meeting about fracking. Guests: Suzette Jackson from Innate Ecology and Vicki Perrett from Geelong Sustainability Group. Featuring the website Checking It Twice

  • The Sustainable Hour - 11 December 2013
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    Headlines: Clean Technology, Innovation, Electric Vehicles, 'Climate Champions'. Interviews with Cr Andy Richards, Sustainanator Lennie, Anthony Mangelsdorf and Peter Reeves.

  • The Sustainable Hour - 4 December 2013
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    On 4 December 2013, Doug Rolfe from the Gordon Centre for Sustainable Innovation and the Alternative Technology Association was guest in The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse, along with Dave Campbell from Geelong Sustainability Group.

  • The Sustainable Hour - 27 November 2013
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    Sustainable visions for Geelong. On 27 November 2013, Suzette Jackson from Innate Ecology was guest in The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse, along with Anthony Gleeson from Frack Free Geelong.

  • The Sustainable Hour - 20 November 2013
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    On 20 November 2013, Stacey Koole who organised a Geelong Climate Action Day on 17 November was guest in The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse, and we listened to a good climate speech by Lloyd Davies. Also, we visited Geelong East Primary School to talk with principal Karen Chaston, teacher Kirra Dyer, and 'sustainanators' Bianca Grima and Jade Telfer about what a sustainable school looks like.

  • The Sustainable Hour - 13 November 2013
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    Guests in The Sustainable Hour on 13 November 2013 were: Two candidates for the position as Geelong's new mayor, Stephanie Asher and Doug Mann, Lloyd Davies from Frack Free Geelong, and three spokespersons from Geelong Green Roofs: Louise Aughterson, program advisor, Tony Overman, sustainability coordinator at Barwon Water, Darren Sounders, engineer. Links to more information about the topics and sites mentioned in the radio show: http://climatesafety.info/?p=5069

  • The Sustainable Hour - 6 November 2013
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    'The Sustainable Hour' is about clean, green and sustainable solutions in Geelong - and for Geelong. Hosts: Mike Lawrence and Mik Aidt. Guests in today's programme: Tina Perfrement, Future Proofing Geelong. More information: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour and www.facebook.com/thesustainablehour

  • The Sustainable Hour - 30 October 2013
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    'The Sustainable Hour' is about clean, green and sustainable solutions in Geelong - and for Geelong. Hosts: - Mike Lawrence and Mik Aidt Guests in today's programme: - Stephen Yewdall. Mayoral candiate. Former local government officer at City of Greater Geelong - Anthony Gleeson. Climate activist, Frack Free Geelong, Surf Coast Energy Group and Parents for Climate Safety. Headlines in today's programme: - The mayoral election in Geelong - National day of climate action on 17 November - Renewable energy celebration in Breamlea on 30 November - Frack Free Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast citizen meeting on 12 December - Cycling in Geelong - LED streetlights - A bit about the hosts' backgrounds More info: www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour


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