Our guest in The Sustainable Hour on 18 October 2017 is Geelong Gallery’s deputy-director Penny Whitehead. On the phone we talk with Councillor Cathy Oke, chair of the City of Melbourne Environmental Portfolio. At the Humans in Geelong Expo, Tony meets
Our guest in The Sustainable Hour on 10 May 2017 is Samuel Pottenger from 350.org for a talk about Australia’s energy market and about what it means to be an active citizen. Does active citizenship mean, for instance, that you
First some good news: Australia’s dirtiest power station, Hazelwood, has closed down. And it is the ninth and largest coal-burning power station to close in the past five years in Australia. However, there are 20 coal power stations remaining in
The Danish energy company SE has produced six for an energy company rather unusual – sometimes emotional, sometimes humourous and a bit silly – short-films about climate change, climate despair and climate solutions, asking: “WTF DO WE DO WITH CLIMATE” “Please give
Submission to the Committee Secretary, Re: Retirement of coal fired power stations It’s time to get serious about the climate emergency and start shutting down coal fired power stations. There is no more time to pander to the coal industry,
On 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
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 June 2014 on 94.7 The Pulse we
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,
While over a million Australian house-owners have placed solar panels on their roof, only very few community-owned renewable energy projects have been launched, for instance where citizens buy a share in a wind farm or a larger solar power plant.
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.