London calling: In The Sustainable Hour on 8 May 2019, we cancel some of our planned interview appointments in order to make room for reporting about something historic: the breakthrough for the climate emergency declaration and mobilisation which has been
“It is our responsibility to act with clear urgency to protect the planet and all its inhabitants. We are rebelling for life, for our future, for the future of all species.”~ Extinction Rebellion “From this moment despair ends and tactics
More than 190 UK institutions and individuals from the arts and culture sectors have pledged to declare a climate emergency and in this way become part of a first wave of climate emergency declarers in the country.
Hepburn community heads for zero carbon by 2029, Shannon Lughnone sets out on an extremely long walk, Extinction Rebellion group starts in Geelong, and Mik has decided to ‘walk the talk’, get solar and renovate his house.
Dispatching from the climate emergency bunker on 13 March 2019
Guests in The Sustainable Hour on 13 Februay 2019 are two first-time councillors of the Greater Geelong City Council: Cr Sarah Mansfield, Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Portfolio, and Cr Stephanie Asher, Chair of the Planning Portfolio.
As we enter 2019, three new global climate emergency movements are making headlines: Extinction Rebellion, which started in England in 2018, the council climate emergency declaration campaign, which started in Australia in 2016 and now counts 40 councils, and the school strike movement, which Greta Thunberg started in Sweden in August 2018.
Extinction Rebellion is a non-violent civil disobedience movement – an “alliance of the willing” – in the UK which demands of its government that it declares a climate emergency, communicates the crisis to the public and goes zero carbon already by 2025.