Tag Archive for solutions

Climate champions gearing up to transform the new year

Our guests in The Sustainable Hour on 21 December 2016 are climate activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez from the United States and Australian singer Missy Higgins. We take a look at what is ahead in the new year, and also listen to…

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…

Green communities a driving force for change

Communities can become the driving force behind the concrete changes that our planet is so badly in need of. A multiplicity of joint initiatives is a good antidote for the feeling of powerlessness and incapacity, including the incapacity that leads…

How South Geelong Primary School became a local solar beacon

“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…

Builders of sustainability and frugal hedonism

In The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 19 October 2016 we meet Dave Martin, a sustainable builder who started Small Giants and a concept of ‘sustainable apprenticeship’, we talk with Annie Raser-Rowland about her new book, ‘The Art…

Go GIY: Green It Yourself

It is Sustainable House Day in Geelong region on Sunday 16 October 2016, and that is what The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse focuses on this Wednesday: Vicki Perrett, Sustainable House Day organiser, with home owners Susan Weymouth, Dan Cowdell…