The Sustainable Hour about energy, people and power

On 5 February 2013, The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse embarked on an ‘Eco-Energy Quest’ together with Surf Coast councillor Eve Fisher who just returned from a study tour which took her to the United States, Canada, Germany and Denmark to look at options for community renewable energy generation. She met with leaders of a people-powered energy reform, and in Colorado she saw the consequences of fracking.

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“If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things.”
Pete Seeger (1919–2014)


Listen to The Sustainable Hour no. 11:


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Excerpts from the programme

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Excerpt 1:
The 13-minute section of the radio show where Eve Fisher talks about fracking:



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Excerpt 2:
The 10-minute section of the radio show where Eve Fisher talks about Denmark:


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Mentioned in the programme

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» Eve Fisher’s blog, ‘Energised Communities’: www.evefisher.com

» The Sydney Morning Herald – 9 January 2014:
New low-cost, high-energy batteries could be powered by rhubarb, plants

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Community Energy links

An incomplete list of Australian community energy initiatives and funding projects, listed in alphabetic order:

100% Renewable
» www.100percent.org.au
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Alternative Energy Association
» www.ata.org.au
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Citizens Own Renewable Energy Network Australia
» www.corenafund.org.au
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Clean Energy for Eternity
» http://cleanenergyforeternity.net.au/
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Coalition for Community Energy
» c4ce.net.au
» www.fundcommunityenergy.org
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Community Owned Renewable Energy
» www.core.futureplans.org.au
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Earthworker Cooperative
» www.earthworker.org
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Embark
» www.embark.com.au
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Energetic Communities
» www.energeticcommunities.org.au
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Energy for the People
» www.energyforthepeople
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Solar Citizens
» www.solarcitizens.org.au
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The Sunrise Project
» www.sunriseproject.org.au
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Yes 2 Renewables
» www.yes2renewables.org

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Sustainability Expo in Geelong
Saturday 8 February 2014 at 10:00am–1:00pm
GPAC in Geelong, Victoria, Australia
» Facebook event-page: www.facebook.com

» For more information about the festival go to: www.slf.org.au


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Music

These were the songs we played in The Sustainable Hour on 5 February 2014:

Formidable Vegetable Sound System: ‘No such thing as waste’
Formidable Vegetable Sound System is a three-piece band from Fremantle, which puts gently funny lyrics about living a permaculture lifestyle. Mgee who writes the music and lyrics and plays ukelele says: “This is a way to make sustainability fun.”
» music.formidablevegetable.com.au/track/no-such-thing-as-waste
» Download from: music.formidablevegetable.com.au/music


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Leo Sayer and The Aussies Against Fracking Allstars: ‘No Fracking Way’
Published on youtube.com on 16 December 2013.


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Patti Smith: ‘People Have the Power’
Published on youtube.com on 9 February 2012.


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Pete Seeger: ‘If It Can’t Be Reduced’
A Mark Gagliardi quote which Pete Seeger turned into a song: “If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production.”

► Listen to Pete Seeger explain about it here






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You can listen to all of the radio shows in full length as well as in 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.

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