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Right on climate and fear of coal

In The Sustainable Hour on 15 February 2017 we listen to speeches by author Paul Gilding, former conservative leader John Hewson and author David Spratt, who spoke at the Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne, and we talk over the phone…

Showing the love with louder calls for change

A teenager’s, a kayaker’s, a raingarden-maker’s and a festival leader’s call for change: In the Sustainable Hour on 8 February 2017 we talk with Luke Taylor, leader of the Sustainable Living Festival, about the festival’s ambitious call for strong climate…

Melbourne festival aims high: “Big impact for big change”

16-minute radio interview with Sustainable Living Festival director Luke Taylor about his ambition for the festival that dares to mingle with “the mother of all issues” – the climate emergency. The interview was broadcasted in The Sustainable Hour on 8…

It’s time to decide our future

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. Listen to The Sustainable Hour no. 154 on 94.7 The Pulse: » To…

As politics gets dumber, people and companies get smarter

The Sustainable Hour on 14 December 2016 looks at the rising electricity and water prices, an example of superb local sustainability leadership, climate action campaigning, plus… one of the “dumbest things” we have heard in federal politics in recent times.…

Citizen activists’ route from climate despair over hope to joy

Guests in The Sustainable Hour on 30 November 2016 – woooohooooooo! Show no 150 – are: Gilbert Rochecouste, managing director of Village Well (at 6:45–16:00), ABC RN radio journalist Gretchen Miller (20:45–37:15), and filmmaker David Lowe (37:30–50:25). And Rusty reports on…

Sunlight at the end of the tunnel

A sustainable hour about community energy on 23 November 2016. Our inspiring guests in the studio are: Nicky Ison and Manny Pasqualini from Community Power Agency – among Australia’s leading experts in community energy (they enter at 28:30 min in…