Sustainability leaders touching us all


Guests in The Sustainable Hour on 27 February 2019 are:

[20:50] Judy Hassel, organiser of the Sustainable Living Show in Queenscliffe on 23 March 2019.

[33:04] Brianne West, founder of the beauty products company Ethique, who talks about how we can reduce the use of plastic across all aspects in our lives.

[42:55] Nick McGrath and Emma Griffin, owners of OnStone, a shop that makes photos printed on stone and framed with recycled timber.

[00:47] At Geelong Council’s regular meeting Tuesday evening, Mik Aidt submitted a question for Question Time to welcome Geelong’s new Youth Council, the city’s official “faces of the future” – asking both the older and the young councillors whether they will be supporting the Global School Strike event on 15 March.

[14:07] We play an excerpt of a speech Greta Thunberg gave to the EU leaders, asking them to double their emissions reductions efforts and speed, at an event in Brussels. We round the hour off with a climate change song by Sustainable Soundtracks: ‘We Don’t Have Time’

“The steps of city hall are available for the youth on the 15th of March – as we would offer to any community group. As long as it is abiding by the law, we would encourage the Geelong community to be able to express their views and to grow, educate and communicate their position on issues…”
~ Anthony Aitken, Geelong Councillor – answering a question from Mik about Council’s response to the global school strike event on 15 March



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“We are school striking because we have done our home work. Once you have done your home work, you realise that we need new politics.”
~ Greta Thunberg, 16-year-old Swedish climate activist and global school strike leader

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 #CLIMATEEMERGENCY #CLIMATESTRIKE #SCHOOLSTRIKE4CLIMATE: 

QUESTION: WILL GEELONG’S NEW YOUTH COUNCILLORS SUPPORT THE 15 MARCH SCHOOL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE ACTION?

Mik’s school strike question at the Geeong Council Meeting on 26 February 2019

Webcast of Geelong Council’s meeting

“I would like to congratulate Council on the initiative to establish a youth council. It is so important that the youth is engaged now and invited in to participate in our local democracy, as it is them who will be affected by important decisions we make at the moment. I am in particular referring to our decisions whether or not we are will address the issues with our carbon emissions and the climate crisis they cause at an adequate level.

So a warm welcome to this new initiative, and to the new Youth Councillors!

My question to Council and in particular to the Youth Council is: Are you aware that on 15 March 2019, a global school strike is being organised? Around the world, school children are gathering in front of city halls and parliaments on Fridays… “

Excerpt of Mik’s question to both the Geelong Council and Youth Council. You can listen to the full recording of question and answers here

Read also:

» Center for Climate Protection – 27 February 2019:
The youth climate response – when impatience is a virtue



According to American author David Wallace-Wells, there is a jarring gap between academic research and how climate change is represented in the media.

 #CLIMATEEMERGENCY #SCIENCE: 

Mass extinctions study

The extinction study Mik referred to in today’s program:

“Earth is facing global warming Armageddon in just 140 years, warns a new study. Scientists say the concentration of carbon dioxide is rising faster than at any time since the age of the dinosaurs. And our planet is just 140 years away from a climate change event similar to one that triggered mass extinctions, according to the research. It could lead to species being wiped out on a massive scale in fewer than five generations.”

“The Paleocene‐Eocene thermal maximum is a global greenhouse warming event that happened 56 million years ago, causing extinction in the world’s oceans and accelerated evolution on the continents. It was caused by release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. 

If the present trend of anthropogenic emissions continues, we can expect to reach a Paleocene‐Eocene thermal maximum‐scale accumulation of atmospheric carbon in as few as 140 to 259 years (about 5 to 10 human generations).”

» Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology – 30 January 2019:
Temporal Scaling of Carbon Emission and Accumulation Rates: Modern Anthropogenic Emissions Compared to Estimates of PETM‐Onset Accumulation

» News.com.au – 21 February 2019:

Earth facing ‘global warming Armageddon’ in less than 150 years



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“A perfect storm”: The recycling crisis

Mitchell’s Front Page aired a 16-minute interview about the recycling crisis, where Jennifer Cromarty taked with Corio Waste Management CEO Matt Dickens about the recycling crisis and what the future of recycling in Victoria might look like. You can listen to it here:

www.mitchellsfrontpage.com/the-recycling-crisis

Geelong’s War on Waste

City of Greater Geelong is developing its Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy this year. They are asking for your opinion about it. Your answer must be submitted before 15 March 2019:

Have Your Say on Geelong’s War on Waste

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“The council’s recycling responsibility ended when the yellow bin is collected. What the collector does with it then is not the Councils concern. The recyclers then try to get rid of it at the most economical way, which sadly was to ship it off to China to get it used as fuel. To a lot of people that isn’t recycling. If the recycler has been simply putting it into landfill for several months that wouldn’t be a problem for the council because the Councils participation ended when the yellow bin got collected. The State government charges a landfill levy. This levy should be used to develop better recycle practises such as uses for products, sorting methods etc. And are we still sorting to collect metal, glass, paper and cardboard. These things have always been recycled since Adam was a boy.”
~ John Virgona



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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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» Download podcast audio: https://climatesafety.info/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/sustainablehour256_032kbp.mp3 » Listen online and see videos: https://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour256 The Sustainable Hour no 256: Sustainability leaders touching us all Guests in The Sustainable Hour on 27 February 2019 are: [20:50] Judy Hassel, organiser of the Sustainable Living Show in Queenscliffe on 23 March 2019. [33:04] Brianne West, founder of the beauty products company Ethique, who talks about how we can reduce the use of plastic across all aspects in our lives. [42:55] Nick McGrath and Emma Griffin, owners of OnStone, a shop that makes photos printed on stone and framed with recycled timber. [00:47] At Geelong Council’s regular meeting Tuesday evening, Mik Aidt submitted a question for Question Time to welcome Geelong’s new Youth Council, the city’s official “faces of the future” – asking both the older and the young councillors whether they will be supporting the Global School Strike event on 15 March. [14:07] We play an excerpt of a speech Greta Thunberg gave to the EU leaders, asking them to double their emissions reductions efforts and speed, at an event in Brussels. We round the hour off with a climate change song by Sustainable Soundtracks: ‘We Don’t Have Time’ . . . » Listen to The Sustainable Hour no. 256 on 94.7 The Pulse: https://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour256 . . . “The steps of city hall are available for the youth on the 15th of March – as we would offer to any community group. As long as it is abiding by the law, we would encourage the Geelong community to be able to express their views and to grow, educate and communicate their position on issues…” ~ Anthony Aitken, Geelong Councillor – answering a question from Mik Aidt about Council’s response to the global school strike event on 15 March » Retweet this image on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SustainableHour/status/1101799917943631872 #fridaysforfuture #climatestrike #schoolstrike4climate #climateleaders #youth4climate

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