In The Sustainable Hour on 13 December 2017, we talk about Tony’s trip last week to the front line in the battle against the Adani coal mine in Queensland. Tony interviewed 71-year-old Audrey Cooke about why she locked herself on
We are in a dead-serious race against time when it comes to stopping our pollution of the atmosphere. Equally important is to share and spread the knowledge about how fast things are actually progressing in the right direction towards a
Guest in The Sustainable Studio on 11 October 2017 is Dan Cowdell from Geelong Sustainability. He is the project coordinator of Geelong’s first investor-financed community energy project. We also talk with Tom Hunt who is member of Citizens’ Climate Lobby,
“I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy.” ~ Thomas Edison, American inventor (1847–1931) Once or twice a month, I have been getting these emails and phone calls from schools in the region, asking me, “How did you
Check out Alex’s and Matt’s new solar-rap! It’s a ‘busker song’ to raise money to get solar panels up on their school’s roof to have the sun finance new sustainability education programs at the school in the next 20 years.
Every week in Australia, 3,000 new roof top solar systems are switched on. 1.4 million Australian homes are sun-powered by now, and they are increasingly being helped by cheaper solar batteries to store the energy locally, and Internet-based technology to
An hour around The People’s Solar and ‘green teams’ from two schools in Geelong. Guests in the studio: • Alex Houlston, Energy for the People • Aaron Lewtas, Surf Coast Energy Group • Alex Aidt, 9 years, member of the
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: the
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.