In Geelong, the annual budget was adopted as a draft at a city council meeting on 13 April 2014. The new budget means cuts to the council’s sustainability initiative, Future Proofing Geelong. The federal government released the budget for the
“Sustainability is actually an extreme right wing philosophy,” explains our guest in The Sustainable Hour on 7 May 2014: Tim Adams. Tim Adams is the principal of F2 Design. He is also the Immediate Past President of the Building Designers’
In The Sustainable Hour on 30 April 2014 we seek to understand the arguments in the power games which currently are taking place between the citizens and the regulators. To stand up for what is right you must first understand
In this Earth Day Special on 23 April 2014, The Sustainable Hour explores what our relationship with the natural world means, what we can learn from looking at old civilisations that collapsed, and from traditional, indigenous people. How moving from
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,
Dancing with Cs. Science confronts us with a question dominated by the letter C: Can we curb carbon emissions with clean energy in time to combat catastrophic climate change? The answer not only blows in the wind but is also
Okay. So the news is out. ‘Climate change – it’s here’. Front cover headlines. ‘UN: Climate change threatens billions of people’. For a day, the release of the latest UN-report gave climate change a comeback on the front pages of
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 Sustainable Hour on 19 March 2014 looks into our choice between free and clean energy along with a safer climate on one hand, and expensive, polluting burning of carbon combined with catastrophic climate-doom with economic collapse on the other.
“Renew Geelong!”, everyone says – but how? For a start by creating a new narrative around how we deal with the employment crisis that Geelong is currently experiencing. In Chinese writing, the word ‘crisis’ is made up of two signs