The slow fashion revolution of a creative city

Swap til you drop! On 7 June 2017, The Sustainable Hour goes in creative city mode and opens the door to an exciting new world of slow fashion: The latest trends in clothes upcycling, swapping and repairing. Conscious consumerism with eco-apps and zero waste life style.

Guest in the studio is Shannon Threlfall from Project Selvage – a new sustainable fashion business in Geelong.

Interviews with Joy Kyriacou from Oxfam, and Laura Spalding who has recently launched an online recycling clothes start-up project, www.theclothingtrade.com.

We listen to an excerpt of Anglican lay ministry assistant Byron Smith’s brilliant live video streaming on Facebook which he recorded while he and the group People of Faith to #StopAdani launched a sit-in at the Commonwealth Bank headquarters in Sydney.



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Shannon Threlfall: The slow fashion approach

Shannon Threlfall wants us to think about different ways of shopping – and upcycling old clothes – not just repairing it, but changing it into something fashional.

Shannon’s business, Project Selvage, is based from her home in Armstrong Creek and it is a sustainable fashion business which aims to reduce the amount of textile waste that ends up in landfill.

She does this by upcycling pre-loved clothing and also by holding workshops and other events, in order to educate consumers about the environmental effects of the fashion industry. Shannon wants people to think about different ways of shopping and learn to appreciate their clothing again.

In May, she hosted a Clothing Swap for women. There is a growing interest in these swaps, but vast majority are held in Melbourne. A Clothing Swap for children is coming up later this month.

» Events on www.projectselvage.net



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Laura Spalding

» www.theclothingtrade.com

» www.facebook.com/theclothingtrade



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The Naugthy or Nice list

“It’s embarrassing to be on the Naughty List and companies know it. So be informed and share this list far and wide.”

» See the list on www.oxfam.org.au




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The Good on you app

“Fashion without Harm: The Good On You ethical shopping app”

» Read more on www.goodonyou.eco



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Reviving the art of repair

Repair cafés are free meeting places where volunteer fixers gather to share their repair skills with their neighbours who bring in their bikes, clothing, appliances and other household goods that need mending.

It’s often cheaper and easier to throw products out than fix them, a reality Michelle Fisher and the Repair Café movement is trying to turn around, one broken mobile phone, record player or pair of shoes at a time.

» Read the full article from Sanctuary 39.






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Replacing ‘More’ with ‘Better’

This one is a sustainability classic. See it if you haven’t already.



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Solution to climate change from voluntary decisions by customers, communities, corporations

“What if the solution to climate change came not from top-down central government mandates but from voluntary decisions by customers, communities, corporations and other institutions to choose clean and affordable energy options?”

“What if the surprisingly steep cost declines and performance improvements in renewable energy supply, electric vehicles, batteries and other key technologies still have much farther to go as global manufacturing scales up and further technology advances are integrated?

What if the adoption of new clean energy technology continues to gain momentum as a disruptive industrial revolution, following the S-curve patterns of adoption that have characterised other technology shifts in the economy?

While they may sound implausible, these what-ifs describe patterns of disruptive change that are consistent with historical periods of fundamental change in the economy. The surprising outcome is that some transitions occur much faster than almost anyone anticipates, accelerated by reinforcing feedbacks in industrial economics, social behavior, finance and technology.

Rocky Mountain Institute will soon release analysis results describing five scenarios to limit global average temperature increases to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels, a goal that most analysts see as nearly impossible to achieve.

According to the United Nations Environment Programme’s recently released Emissions Gap report, even if the pledges made by nations participating in the Paris Agreement are fulfilled, global emissions will put us on a path to temperature rise of 2.9 to 3.4 degrees Celsius this century. Limiting temperature increases to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius will require more and deeper change in the years ahead than most analysts contemplate. Yet, surprisingly, our assessment indicates that such changes are still within reach.”

» Greenbiz – 12 December 2016:
Here’s a master plan for 1.5 degrees





STOP ADANI:

“We are not the radicals!”

Watch Byron Smith, Anglican lay ministry assistant, as he went live video streaming on Facebook:

[If you don’t have much time, listen in particular to his remarks from 9:45 min and onwards]

This week, “People of Faith to #StopAdani entered the CommBank HQ in Sydney’s CBD, informing bank staff that they would remain there peacefully and prayerfully until their message had been heard:

“We would like the Board of CommBank to review their climate policy and rule out the proposed Adani Carmichael coal mine. From diverse faith traditions, we share a common mind regarding the reality and moral urgency of climate justice. This mega-mine would be a violation of God’s good creation and a grave harm to many of our neighbours here and around the world, both today and for many generations into the future. It is indefensible on a rapidly warming planet.”

» Channel 9news | Associated Press – 5 June 2017:
NSW religious leaders join Adani protests

» The Australian | Associated Press – 5 June 2017:
NSW religious leaders join Adani protests




Pressure on Commonwealth Bank

The #StopAdani Geelong group is organising a get-together at 12:00 noon this Friday at Commonwealth Bank’s branch in 96-102 Malop Street in Geelong
They want to intensify the pressure on CommBank and convince them to make the right decision on Tuesday 13 June, where Commonwealth Bank’s board will be presented with the bank’s new climate change policy. They’ll have to make a decision whether or not to leave the door open to financing projects like Adani’s terrible coal mine.

Westpac ruled out Adani’s mine because of the pressure we put on them – CommBank CAN rule it out too. Twelve of the world’s largest banks have already said no to Adani’s megamine. And here in Australia both Westpac and NAB have ruled out contributing to this climate disaster.

Let’s show CommBank it’s time to put Australians and our climate first. Together we can call on Commbank to rule out Adani.

Bring home made placards, photos of your children, a real-size baby doll, a piece of coal, corals! All props are allowed and are bound to look good on the photo. We will organise a collective photo shoot and also do short interviews for social media, hand out flyers to passers-by and encourage supporters to join the campaign mailing list.

What: #StopAdani Commbank Action
When: 12:00pm this Friday 9th June
Where: Commonwealth Bank Geelong Branch, 96-102 Malop Street.

What is wrong with Commonwealth Bank?

Westpac, ANZ, NAB, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Citi, BNP Paribas, Société Générale and Crédit Agricole are among the domestic and international banks that have declined to fund the project.

Commonwealth Bank quit as the project’s financial adviser. But new evidence has come to light that shows CommBank is still helping Adani push forward with their coal mine.

» Read this article on www.theconversation.com




Movement to stop Adani

When you come to CommBank’s branch in Geelong at 12 noon on Friday, no matter how few or how many we will be, our group is not alone. The event database at stopadani.com shows 594 actions around Australia. These are happening on this Friday:

• 12 actions at Commonwealth Bank branches
• 4 film screening events
• 2 actions at politician’s offices

#StopAdani – Shellharbour CommBank – Rule Adani Out
Friday 9 June at 10:00 AM
Stocklands Shellharbour Lake Entrance Rd , Shellharbour city Centre, , NSW 2529

Sing with us to Stop Adani
Friday 9 June at 10:00 AM
74 Station St, Fairfield, VIC 3078

#StopAdani – Thirroul CommBank – Rule Adani Out
Friday 9 June at 10:00 AM
262 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Thirroul, NSW 2515

#StopAdani – Albion Park Commonwealth Bank
Friday 9 June at 10:30 AM
151 Tongarra Rd, Albion Park, NSW 2527

Stop the Money & StopAdani – CommBank Bentleigh
Friday 9 June at 10:30 AM
387 Centre Rd, Bentleigh, VIC 3204

#StopAdani – Corrimal Commonwealth Bank
Friday 9 June at 10:40 AM
217 Princes Hwy, Corrimal, NSW 2518

#StopAdani – Dapto Commonwealth Bank
Friday 9 June at 11:00 AM
75 Princes Hwy, Dapto, NSW 2530

#StopAdani – Warrawong Commonwealth Bank
Friday 9 June at 11:30 AM
Warrawong Plaza Cnr King & Cowper Sts , Warrawong, NSW 2502

#StopAdani – Wollongong Commonwealth Bank
Friday 9 June at 12:30 PM
141 Crown St, Wollongong, NSW 2500

Clean up your act Commbank!
Friday 9 June at 1:00 PM
39 Beecroft Rd, Epping, NSW 2121

Tell Commonwealth Bank to help #StopAdani – Ballarat
Friday 9 June at 3:30 PM
133 Sturt St, Ballarat Central , Vic 3350


SHIFT THE POLITICS
Persuade Tim Wilson MP to #Stop Adani
Friday 9 June at 11:30 AM
368 Centre Rd, Bentleigh, VIC 3204

Call on Ted O’Brien to say NO to Adani
Friday 9 June at 12:00 PM
17 Southern Dr, Maroochydore, QLD 4558


FILM SCREENINGS
Noosa QLD – Why Stop Adani – Film Screening and discussion
Friday 9 June at 10:30 AM
5 Wallace Dr, Noosaville, Q’ld 4567

Congo NSW – Guarding the Galilee film screening
Friday 9 June at 5:00 PM
640 Congo Rd, Congo, NSW 2537

Stop Adani la trobe screens GTG
Friday 9 June at 5:30 PM
University Drive, West Wodonga, VIC 3690

West Wodonga, VIC – Stop Adani Film Night: Guarding the Galilee
Friday 9 June at 5:30 PM
133 McKoy St, West Wodonga, VIC 3690


Adani Honest Government Ad

“The Australian Government just released this ad about its $1 billion handout to #Adani and it’s surprisingly honest and informative.”
~ The Juice Media, 1 June 2017


#StopAdani poll

» Facebook poll: Adani mine given green light: Will you be part of the resistance?

» Share on Facebook

» You can join the resistance here: www.stopadani.com


OXFAM:

Change the conversation on coal

The truth is that more coal = more poverty.

It’s time we took control of the conversation on coal in Australia. The truth is that more coal = more poverty. But this is not the conversation Australia is having about the dangers of coal. Under the corrosive influence of coal barons, some politicians are spinning a dangerous and deceptive story to the Australian community.

Recently the Prime Minister was standing in our Parliament advocating for the coal industry. And billionaire Gautam Adani was personally thanking the Queensland Premier, Prime Minister and Opposition Leader for backing his climate-wrecking mine.

But this ignores the experiences of millions of people whose lives have been torn apart by droughts and erratic weather conditions made worse by climate change. It also ignores the fact that renewables, not coal, are key to bringing electricity to those who still live without it.

The good news is that we can change the conversation.

Writing a letter to your local paper is an easy and effective way to have your voice heard by thousands of people in your community.

Will you help Oxfam tell the real story?

» www.actions.oxfam.org



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Acknowledgement

We at The Sustainable Hour would like to pay our respect to the traditional custodians of the land on which we are broadcasting, the Wathaurong People, and pay our respect to their elders, past, present and future.

The traditional owners lived in harmony with the environment and with the climate for hundreds of generations. It is not clear – yet – that as European settlers we have demonstrated that we can live in harmony for hundreds of generations, but it is clear that we can learn from the indigenous, traditional owners of this land.

When we talk about the future, it means extending our respect to those children not yet born, the generations of the future – remembering the old saying that…



The decisions currently being made around Australia to ignore climate change are being made by those who won’t be around by the time the worst effects hit home. How utterly disgusting, disrespectful and unfair is that?




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