Renew Geelong with ‘invisible force’ of optimism

“Renew Geelong!”, everyone says – but how? 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.

Guests in the studio:
Telmo Lima, architect and urban planner, and
Leo Renkin, manager of 94.7 The Pulse.

collage16_560


Listen to The Sustainable Hour no. 16:


» To open or download this programme in mp3-format, right-click here (Mac: CTRL + click)


» Subscribe to ‘The Sustainable Hour’ podcast — via iTunes or via your own podcast/RSS software


Not only is Geelong in an employment crisis which to a large extent has to do with globalisation and changes in the global economy. Additionally, it looks as if this kind of employment transition which Geelong now is being forced to deal with could at the same time be an excellent opportunity to encourage Geelong and district residents to become involved in actively seeking solutions to the climate change crisis.

Let’s face it, folks: Currently, Australia is hiding its head in the sand when scientists talk about the global catastrophe they are predicting because of our carbon emissions. We need to change that. And to start doing that, there is no other way around it: we first of all need to believe in that we can handle this, that a range of great solutions are right here in front of us, and we do have the capacity to turn the danger and the crisis around to become an opportunity for our city.


Audio excerpt from the programme

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Renew Geelong Picnic
Draft material about the Renew Geelong initiative

Audio excerpt:
Mik Aidt, Transition East Geelong


» To open or download the mp3-file, right-click here and use dropdown menu to download.

» Transition East Geelong’s Facebook-page: www.facebook.com/transitioneastgeelong


Mentioned in the programme

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Links to some of the various topics we talked about:

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

» The Sea Dragon
More information about the Sea Dragon icon for Geelong

» The Solution – A Vision for Our City
More information about ‘The Solution’ and the vision behind it

» The Guardian: Renault, JLR, Nissan and Toyota drive car industry towards sustainability
Automotive sector takes positive steps towards a circular economy through remanufacturing and materials innovation



. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Music

Music played in the Sustainable Hour on 12 March 2014:

Melissa Etheridge: ‘I Need to Wake Up’

Published on youtube.com on 7 July 2009.




. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

You can listen to all of the radio shows in full length as well as in selected excerpts. Use the links below. You will also find links to more information about the topics and sites that have been mentioned during the hour.

| Social streamHour no 16No 15No 14No 13No 12No 11No 10No 9No 8No 7No 6No 5No 4No 3No 2No 1 |




. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Promote The Sustainable Hour

Print this A4-poster and put it on a wall or a board at your work place, a local café, shop or where ever you think there’d be people who’d find this information interesting.

thesustainab_flyer200

Go to our Facebook-page and give us a click on the LIKE-button.

Let the The Sustainable Hour’s listeners know about your green product. To become a business supporter or sponsor, contact: Liz Carr, Marketing & Business Development, 94.7 The Pulse

94.7 The Pulse

» 947thepulse.comGeelong’s Premier Community Radio Station



Comments