The Sustainable Hour no 221: Groundswell of zero waste living
Australia is getting ready for Plastic-Free July – the countdown started today with a major supermarket chain stopping its handing out free single-use plastic bags.
In The Sustainable Hour on 20 June 2018, we talk with Linda Grant, education officer based in Hamilton for the Barwon South West Waste and Resource Recovery Group, who has also started a zero waste group in South West Victoria called War on Waste Southern Grampions – and Katie Traill and Meg Odgers from Towards Zero Waste Geelong.
Before they enter – 16 minutes in – Colin Mockett’s global outlook takes us from Scandinavia over India to a festive event at Rokewood Hotel, where Pat Simons from Yes2Renewables gave a speech as the local community celebrated World Wind Day on 15 June 2018.
“Every journey starts with one step. So just take that one step. Make it something sustainable. And just keep taking a next step. Once you do go, you will want to take the next step. It is a bit addictive.” ~ Linda Grant, education officer, in The Sustainable Hour
We are getting ready for a #PlasticFreeJulyPlastic pollution is choking our planet and killing our beautiful marine wildlife, but we can all do our bit to reduce our use and make a difference. Find mo... ... See MoreSee Less
David recently presented 'Aussie Street' at an event in the Mitchell Shire in Victoria, where audience members were asked for their feedback after the event. A whopping 83% of those surveyed indicated an intention to change behaviour as a result of the event. Have a read. There are some great responses! ... See MoreSee Less
Good on Geelong Sustainability for getting so many Geelong residents together on this. 96 per cent of Australians want renewable energy as the primary energy source. But we don't know how, and our leaders are not helping us.
This is more and more looking like a movement. A #CommunityRebellion.
As it turns out, many of our elected representatives are in the pocket of Big (and Dirty) Energy, and many Australians are getting sick and tired of the parliamentarians' inability to create policies that can protect us from unhealthy, toxic air pollution and the costly devastation from extreme weather events and other climate change related issues.