Local food, trees and live music with a sprinkle of carbon

Guest in The Sustainable Hour’s studio bunker on 11 December 2019 is chef Jono Hall from the Little Green Corner café in Geelong, who shares some inspirational stories about how the café and his kitchen have been able to reduce their carbon footprint and keep pushing for doing things in ways that are more sustainable.

In November, the Sustainable Hour team went on an excursion to Narmbool to learn about a local tree-planting project – and our latest regenerative hour podcast is all about that. In today’s program we play an excerpt of our interview with Colleen Filippa, the owner and CEO of Fifteen Trees.

Last week we talked about Coldplay’s push on the Pause Button, as they stated that they won’t be touring until it can be done in a way that is responsible and not doing any harm. Charlie Mgee from the Formidable Vegetable Sound System did something similar half a year ago, when he announced that we was stopping doing international tours because of the climate crisis.

But what if he offset his flying by planting some trees instead? Well, if you follow the discussions about this topic in social media, you’ll quickly learn that offsetting your flight or car-driving with purchase of trees gets a lot of criticism. We talk with Shane Adams, who was quick to post a message about this on Mik’s Facebook page, to find out what the core of this discussion is.

Heidi Lenffer from the band Cloud Control started a carbon offset project, FEAT, initially mainly to offset the flight-emissions from their own touring, but over the last three years their project has grown into something which also involves the sports sector, and next year they are launching an even bigger platform, which everyone can get involved with. 

We kick the hour off with Colin Mockett’s global outlook about the United Nations’ climate summit in Spain, the European Union’s Green New Deal, and Denmark’s new and world-leading climate law which requires a reduction of the country’s emissions with 70 per cent below 1995-levels before 2030.

The formidable song we play by Formidable Vegetable Sound System is called ‘Earth People Fair’.


“This is Europe’s man on the moon moment. I’m convinced that the old growth model that is based on fossil fuels and pollution is out of date and out of touch with our planet.”
~ Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission President



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“This smoke is unprecedented, it’s very worrying and we don’t actually know what the long-term impacts of this air pollution will be. For decades we’ve been warned that these are the conditions we can expect with climate change.” ~
~ Hilary Bambrick, Climate Councillor, on ABC News Radio

→ News.com.au:
Extreme weather makes 20 million homeless
“There’s been a huge increase in extreme weather events that have forced people from their homes, new analysis suggests.”

→ SBS – 9 December 2019:
‘Australians are paying the price’: Scott Morrison under fire over bushfire emergency
“The unprecedented severity of Australia’s bushfire season is igniting calls for stronger action in response to the climate emergency.”

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Podcast: Storing carbon with 15 trees

Our Regenerative Hour with Fifteen Trees

Christmas gift of trees

15 trees cost $72.00 – you receive a gift card you can put under the tree or in the sock. Deadline: 20th of December



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Little Green Corner: Eating eathically in Geelong

https://twitter.com/CargoCrew/status/873390532508123137?s=20

“We forage, gather and grow. We create beautiful food using old and modern practices. We choose a small menu that changes with our regions gardens and farms. 

20 meters from the cafe’s front door is a kitchen garden tended by Little Green Corner staff and we are lucky to have a small farm in Waurn Ponds (just outside of Geelong) that is run by my wife’s parents Andrew and Linda. It is a family effort and they are total angels; they hatched 40 chickens when we first opened, and 2 years later; with the occasional hatchings and hungry foxes, still, all our eggs come from the farm and the rich (and ever improving) soil produces wonderful fruit and vegetables for us.

And when we put the call out for backyard fruit and veg, the Geelong community answered! The diversity and quality of the stuff that walks through the door has blown us away. The trade works with a simple exchange; coffee for produce. 

We make many efforts to cut waste. Solar panels on the roof (purchased through a crowd sourcing campaign), toilets with an integrated basin (water efficiency). And no bottles; our milk is received in stainless steel pails from Schulz dairy (Timboon)  and we make syrups from excess fruit and various ferments to create a deliciously unique offering…. without waste!

And when we’re not running around serving customers, we love to host and connect in different ways; workshops, cooking classes, guided foraging outings.”

Excerpt from Little Green Corner’s home page 

https://twitter.com/LilGreenCorner/status/747382409956470785?s=20
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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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